View Full Version : My new obsession

Jim Bow
08-18-2009, 09:29 PM
We drove up to Seattle from Portland today. We followed a vehicle off at the Steilacoom (Sp) exit. It was a huge Ford pikup hauling a flatbed trailer. On the trailer was a cool car. The canvas cover had blown off and was flapping in the wind, which is why the guy pulled over.
I got out of my car to take a look. I've never seen a car quite like it.
It was an Allard. To my shame, I'd never heard of the marque, and certainly had never seen one before. 2 seat Brit roadster with a 1954 Cadillac V8 engine. Wire wheels with knockoffs.

This one was headed to Vancouver BC for a full restoration.

Could this have been the origin of Carroll Shelby's "brilliant idea"?

08-18-2009, 09:43 PM

1953 Allard J2X F1.
The kind of car that will keep the flies off of grandmom's head when you drive her to the poolroom.

Ross M
08-18-2009, 09:56 PM

Paul Girouard
08-18-2009, 10:56 PM
Well it's sure not building kitchen cabinets, or at least responding to your thread about building / re-facing , etc, etc , kitchen cabinets.