Again this year, the combined northern and southern California Imperial owners clubs invited the California Chapter of the National DeSoto Club to join them for their statewide meet. Two DeSotos were there. My wife and I drove our restored 1936 DeSoto S2 Airflow to the meet on the central California coast as a shakedown outing, some 900 miles in all. We uncovered a few things that need to be addressed, but on the whole, the car drove and handled fine. Brett Clifford of the Imperial club did a photo study of the Airflow and has shared his photos here: John & Barbara Boyd’s 1936 DeSoto Airflow .