Malvern, Pennsylvania’s Bill Jenkins returns, this time teaming up with Ray Allen from Wayne, New Jersey to field this 1981 Camaro. Going back to the old white with red accents scheme was a great move. I also like the fact that the red is much more subduded than the older schemes. All in all, I’m giving this an A.
Northridge, California’s Butch Leal, and Bob Lambeck teamed up to field a 1980 Aspen. The Aspen is an underrated car in terms of looks. It’s boxy, the front end looks really good, and the car has great proportions. The color scheme is good. The shade of blue works very well, and the rainbow motif works well too. I don’t like the fact that the yellow ends just under the molding. It should be yellow to the bottom of the car. All things considered, I give this a B+
Yuma, Arizona plays host to Gordie Rivera, an owner and driver of this 1980 Monza. The red works, and the rainbow motif works well, but the red around the door logo looks odd. It’s not terrible, but it just looks odd. Other than that, the scheme looks good. I’ll give the scheme as a whole an A-
Jack Manchester is from San Diego, and is the owner and driver of a 1980 Camaro. The 1980 Camaro by itself looks very good. The yellow, with a blue stripe, and red rear looks good too. I don’t like super bright shades of yellow. This more subdued shade is an amazing look. A
Lacon, Illinois’s own Jim Feurer is back as the owner and driver of Animal Jim Feurer, a 1979 Zephyr, which was raced over a number of years. The shade of orange works well, and the gold wheels works well. Sadly, the 1979 Mercury Zephyr, like the 1978 Ford Fairmont has an odd look, that takes away from the whole look of the car. All things considered, I give this a B+.
With his second entry in as many weeks, Whiteland, Indiana’s own Bob Glidden brings his 1979 Arrow. As I said in my Billy The Kid review from a few weeks ago, I hate the way the Arrow looks. It has a really odd set of proportions. Add in a paint scheme that has too many stripes and a great color scheme, and you have a B- scheme.
The most notable person from Whiteland, Indiana, Bob Glidden has 85 wins, and makes his first appearance on Throwback Thursday. The white and blue color scheme works, but I don’t like the design scheme. The 1978 Ford Fairmont has a decent look, but the white with blue stripes just doesn’t work here. The middle stripe is the issue. I don’t think it’s needed, and it would be much improved without the middle stripe. Still, it’s not terrible, so I’ll give it a B.
Billy the Kid was a 1977 Plymouth Arrow driven by Bobby Yowell and owned by Billy Stepp, both from from Dayton, Ohio. The car as a whole looks awful, but that can’t be blamed on the paint scheme. The short, small K-car look is not a great look for a car. The car has odd proportions. That said, the paint scheme does make it look better. The red, white, and blue striped scheme works well, but the car itself takes the look from an A down to a B-.
Jim Feurer is from Lacon, Illinois, and is the owner and driver of Animal Jim Feurer, a 1975 Ford Pinto. The Pinto, in addition to being beyond unsafe, was also an ugly designed car. It is much too rounded for the time, and the proportions are all off. The orange works, and the black stripe works well too. But the car as a whole gets a C.
hailing from Tulare, California, Butch Leal raced the California Flash, both as a driver and an owner. This example is a 1973 Duster. Red and white works as a color scheme, and the split down the center, with red with white stripes on the bottom, and white with red on the top is a good look. Add in the fact that the vintage lettering and logos look great too. Nothing wrong here! A