The show season is beginning to wind down for the year but we recently attended an October Fest and car show put on by Wilson Bank and Trust in Lebanon TN. It was a great show as usual and the show area was over flowing with terrific cars of all kinds. We even took our recently found Barn Find Project Dan Gurney Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Drag Pack Car out for an outing prior to tearing it down for restoration. Out side of a couple of Rat Rods it probably was the car in the most need of a restoration.
We only gave it a bath and got it running for the show. We also took our Cale Yarborough Special to park next to it as way of comparison; sort of a before and after example. There was a lot of interest in the two cars but it wasn’t until we were loading up to leave when I fired up the open exhaust, nasty 428 Super Cobra Jet in the Gurney that we were immediately confronted by two Cyclone gear heads. This made the entire day worth while! We had some quick discussions and all learned a lot, exchanged business cards and soon will get together to share parts and stories. The perfect ending to a good show and beginning of the winter project season.