Tuesday, July 08, 2008

DURANGO DEUCE... The sequel?

Today California's Best got a little visit from North American La Carrera director, Gerie Bledsoe and his beautiful little Chevy. Gerie's "tribute" car is beautifully prepared and ready to run in the exciting and historical Pikes Peak event which is only a few days away. From there it will come home and then go to the 2008 La Carrera Panamericana. While Gerie calls it a plain Jane type of car I can assure you this car is in fact a no-frills race car and under his guidance it should do very well indeed.

Anyone who knows any history with regards to Gerie's last Chevy will get a chuckle as Gerie's great sense of humor comes to life when you read his new license plate frame.


Paul said...

Is it a Nova?

It kind of looks like an Acadian (a name I've always been partial to, with my roots).

Whatever it is, I love it ... nice clean, simple lines ...

Francisco Ortiz said...


Gary Faules said...

Paul, Yes it is a Nova/ChevyII.

Acadian was a make of automobile produced by General Motors of Canada from 1962 to 1971. The Acadian was introduced so that Canadian Pontiac-Buick dealers would have a compact model to sell, since the Pontiac Tempest was not available in Canada. Plans originally called for the Acadian to be based on the Chevrolet Corvair, which was produced at GM's Oshawa plant; however, the concept was moved to the Chevy II platform to be introduced for 1962.

Initially, Acadians were retrimmed Chevy IIs, offered as a base model, mid-priced Invader and top-line Beaumont. While the car used Pontiac styling cues such as a split grille, Acadian was considered a separate make, not a Pontiac model.