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Monday, 23 May 2022 14:49

Little 500 Festival Car Show Brings Collectors Together

Written by Andy Knight, The Herald Bulletin
Ron Easley, left, and Charlie Harris, neighbors from Anderson, IN, check out the engine of a 1962 Plymouth Belvedere belonging to Don Cox during the Little 500 Festival Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, May 21 in downtown Anderson. Ron Easley, left, and Charlie Harris, neighbors from Anderson, IN, check out the engine of a 1962 Plymouth Belvedere belonging to Don Cox during the Little 500 Festival Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, May 21 in downtown Anderson. Andy Knight/The Herald Bulletin

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In 1999, Alexandria, IN, resident Bobby Eden traveled to a car show in Evansville, IN, and, as he watched the entries make their way through the property’s front gate, he saw a 1936 Ford Slantback sedan.

“I spent the next five years looking for one to build, and then I finally found it and built it,” Eden recalled. “I had a guy tell me I couldn’t build one. I did anyway.”

 

Combining his drive to prove naysayers wrong with an eye for classic automobiles has given Eden ownership of several collectors items through the years, including a 1941 Dodge Luxury Liner and the car he had on display May 21 in front of the Paramount Theatre: a bright orange 1947 Ford coupe.

 

“It’s actually General Motors Hugger orange,” Eden pointed out. “I saw this car in Kalamazoo, MI. It was in the car corral where they were selling them. I went over and looked at it, bought it on the spot and brought it home.”

 

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