Friday, May 13, 2011

Antique car show in Bird in Hand Pa, Lancaster county. Featuring cars made by the Ford motor company.

A 1959 ford Fairlane skyliner.

For a little contrast, a 2011 ford Fiesta.
For even more contrast, my Ford mustang and an Amish buggy.

This Ford Antique car show was on a Sunday in Bird in Hand, Lancaster county. From my understanding there were about 100 cars here, featuring cars from the ford model A to a 1959 Fairlane skyliner that is shown in this post. I arrived on the late side to this event, but was still able to see a good amount of cars. Getting back to the ford fairlane, in speaking to one of its owners, she told me this particular car was involved in the floods of 1972 that had hit this area at the time. hurricane Agnes didn’t help things either, so its safe to say this car was pretty much a rusted basket case. And after looking at the before and after pictures of the fairlane that description would prove very true. So with this car the owners had to have a lot of vision, and some hard cash here and there to get this car looking like it does in its present state. Below is a sort of contrast in the fords of yesterday and today with the 2011 Fiesta, and just for kicks a picture of my Mustang and an Amish buggy. I don’t think examples of contrast become more apparent than this. Richard from Amish Stories.


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard