When I was a kid growing up in New York in the late 50’s, it was a really cool time. The airwaves were full of doo-wop, the street corners had singing groups practicing their sweet harmonies, the neighborhoods were full of friendly people and shopkeepers who knew you by name and the streets were full of cars destined to become classics. How cool is that? And so my love affair with the automobile had begun.I can remember playing dodge ball one day right after the ’57 Chevy’s were introduced. Well, one of those beauties came by in bright red with a white top and me and my friends thought, “Wow, look at those fins!” Little did we know what we were in store for in 1959 when Cadillac came out with the hugest fins ever! We sure were careful not to fall into one of those while playing stick ball in the street. Ouch!Tail fins and 1950’s cars just go hand in hand. Just about everybody seemed to have them. Chevy’s and Cadillacs like I already mentioned. Fords had a small one but it was still there. Plymouth, and Chrysler Imperials had them. In 1959 we saw Chevy come out… Read full this story
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