The feature car for the 2015 Palmerston Car and Pickup Show is a sleek 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
The car is a two-door hardtop. It has a 283 engine, two-speed automatic transmission, power brakes and manual steering. The only things that have been changed are the wheels and a paint job.
Owner Don Woestenenk purchased a car similar to this in 1982 in BC, drove it home and later sold it. Deciding he wanted another one he began searching for a red two-door post Bel Air, then Woestenenk decided the hardtop was a more collectable car. He found one on the 567 club site and later on eBay.
The car was purchased in the US by the previous owner, who had it for 29 years. After his passing his widow decided to sell it.
Woestenenk, a mechanic by trade, stripped the car down, got it painted and then put it back together. He has no plans on making any changes to the vehicle and is happy to “just drive it.”
You can usually see this car at Cruising on the King in Kitchener and other local shows, usually five or six times each year.
The Bel Air and many more vehicles will be on display at the Palmerston Car and Pickup Show on Aug. 23 from 11am to 4pm at the Hertiage Park pavilion in Palmerston.
For more information contact Dwight at 519-343-4154 or Pete at 519-343-2907.