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Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors' Favorites)

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On: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:25PM | By: David Walter


Lake Mirror Classic 2012: Part 5 (Editors' Favorites)

This year's Lake Mirror Classic brought so many interesting cars that we're gonna have to split it up in multiple posts!

We now present our favorites from the Lake Mirror Classic. Now, we could've easily chosen then most expensive or popular cars, but we didn't. We searched for the cars that truly stood out - even if they only stood out to us ourselves.

Read on to see our favorites!

Clay's choice: 1964 AMC Rambler Typhoon

Clay grew up with Ramblers. They started out as family cars and years later became "toys" they'd drive around in the woods and fields. Being pretty familiar with them, he knew that this wasn't your ordinary Rambler. This was something rare. He was right too. This is one of only 2,520 cars of its kind. "So Rare" indeed!

Drew's choice: 1966 GMC 1500

Drew has always been a truck fan, so he could tell right away that this wasn't your ordinary 60s work truck. The clean, updated interior; deep metallic teal exterior; unique big block 351 V6 under the hood; and beautiful, hand-lacquered wood panels in the bed made for a stunning-yet-understated restoration. After speaking to the owner (Rick Alford), Drew found out that this was Rick and the GMC's first car show appearance. The GMC orginally belonged to his father who sold the truck many years ago. Rick had just recently found and finished restoring it. Pretty cool story. Congrats, Rick!

Dave's choice: 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe

Isn't it strange how cars that you'd normally be drooling over and taking pictures of any other day of the year can just blend in at a car show? "Oh, another Ferrari... AC Cobra... Aston Martin..." I suppose that given this phenomenon, there is something to be said about the ones that really grab our attention and draw us in. This 1955 Gulwing did just that. It stopped me mid-sentence. I couldn't help but just stare at it and appreciate the fact that this car was so gorgeous that MB is still using close to the same design language today - almost 60 years later! I'm mean... just look at it!

Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of our coverage of the Lake Mirror Classic.


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ralford | 10:59AM (Sat, Dec 8, 2012)

I would like to personally thank Drew and Blog.AutoShopper.com for the Editor's Favorite Choice and the article comments regarding my 1966 GMC Pickup Truck, which was awarded Sponsor Ribbons. Thanks for a great show and all of the excellent photos of the vehicles that captured your attention, as there were many to choose from. Fortunately for the GMC and I....we were one of those choices.

Regards,
Rick Alford



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