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Airflows at the CCCA meet

Show those Airflows wherever you can!

Airflow Club members David Felderstein and Henry Hopkins entered David's classic 1935 C2 Airflow and Henry's 1947 Cadillac 62 in the March 17th CCCA car show. Herewith some photos and a meet report.

On St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2018, the San Diego region of the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) held a regional Grand Classic car show at Rancho Santa Fe, just north of San Diego. The CCCA has accepted into the "Full Classic" category all 128" wheelbase Airflow cars, making them eligible for CCCA membership. Because of much-needed rain, the actual car show was moved to a beautiful car warehouse in Vista, CA, 18 miles away. David Felderstein, from Sacramento, CA, drove his 1935 Chrysler C2 Imperial Airflow sedan 500 miles to the event in a one-day trip before the show. His Imperial scored 91.5 points to be awarded a First Place in the Touring Class.

CCCA judging rules provide that cars in the Touring Class must not exceed 93 points in the judging, or they will be moved from Touring Class into the Senior Class. Because David's car shows the effects of many years of highway driving, it would be nearly impossible for it to compete in the Senior Class. The CCCA judges recognize the fact that this car is heavily driven, and keep the scoring below 93 points. So, at 91.5 points, David's car won a First Class, an award not limited just to one car, but to as many in the show that are judged to be close to the 93-point Touring Class maximum. A 1937 Packard also was awarded a First Place in the Touring Class.

Early Sunday morning David, along with his friend Henry driving his 1947 Cadillac 62 convertible, left Rancho Santa Fe for their northern California homes, arriving by 5:30 PM, having traveled at 70-75 mph when traffic allowed. Lots of fun at 12 mpg!

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