This Hot Rod Roadster featured at the Mayberry Cool Cars and Rods cruise-in Saturday night in downtown Mount Airy is a work in progress for Tony Transon. He said the car was found in a shed with the back chopped off. Transon said after a few more “tweaks” the automobile will be “ready to ride.” Downtown Business Association President Phil Marsh estimated more than 200 cars were involved with the event.
Mount Airy Fire Department members and women’s auxiliary volunteers Saturday were seeking donations and selling T-shirts to go towards restoring this 1968 model fire truck at the “Cool Cars and Rods” cruise in. The truck saw action in several historic fires in town. The vehicle was donated back to the department, which has most of its historic equipment on exhibit in the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.
The Mayberry Cool Cars and Rods cruise-in Saturday night in downtown Mount Airy appears well attended as the sidewalks were jammed with people taking time to look at a large variety of automobiles on both sides of the street.
This 1936 Ford Coupe is the model with five windows. Another of the coupes in this series had three windows. Officials estimate more than 200 cars participated in the Mayberry Cool Cars and Rods cruise-in Saturday night with cars on display on Main Street as far down as Leon’s Burger Express and on Market Street in Mount Airy.