Theme Tuesdays: Chevy Belairs

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As a child I built a heck of a lot of model cars (a hobby I have recently picked up once more) and one kit that I have fond memories assembling was Monogram’s 1956 Bel Air.

The Belair is a true American classic with an appeal that transcends many different scenes so I am a little surprised it took me so long to realize that there was a dire need for some appreciation here on the site.

Thanks go to photographer Brett Sloan and Facebook fan Victor Ospina for the inspiration, and final push on this one.

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This car came up quite a few times but this was my favourite shot of it… straight on the ground
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Several photos of this awesome 54 floating around the web
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Looks like a parking lot I’d enjoy frequenting
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Heavy flake is always a bit of a risk but this car pulls it off quite well
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This wouldn’t be complete without some Supremes and whites
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I would argue that it doesn’t get much better than this…
One of the most talked about cars at SEMA 2012 was this ’54 Belair built by Adam Cox and Laodies Kustomz
Another honurable mention from the same year is this 56
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Really is there any other car that screams ‘gasser’ more than a Belair?
The Roadmates argue nay
They just fit the part so perfectly…
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Though I’m not 100% sold on the flames I absolutely LOVE the roof on this
Always been a fan of this local car it’s pretty subtle but the rear wheels suggest it means business
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When I picture a street ready Belair cruiser teal/white or red/white are the first colours that come to mind
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The striping, sidepipes, and spot light make me wonder if this one is on wires…
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Brett Sloan many awesome photos of awesome cars, I highly suggest taking a gander at his tumblr
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Since there’s a few gassers in this post I might as well throw in a later drag vehicle
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Love the fins on this 59
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Can’t say I was ever a huge fan of 60s before this one…
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or 61s but this one looks great in original patina

Going to call it here but I’m thinking I will revisit this Theme again within the next six months.

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