Classic cars wow Crestview residents (PHOTOS)

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 02:55 PM.

Vehicles of all shapes and sizes

Charlie Beck, a Pleasant Home School sixth-grader who lives in Laurel Hill, escaped a drizzle behind the wheel of the '51 Buick.

"It's real comfortable," the 12-year-old said. "I like the seats."

Nearby, Clyde Fahie's 1955 Volkswagen Beetle attracted appreciative looks. The bubblegum pink — it's not "Pepto Bismal pink," Fahie said emphatically — makes the car unique.

"I thought about changing the color three times but everybody told me, 'No, it'll just be another VW,'" Fahie said.

Fahie, an Air Force veteran from the U.S. Virgin Islands, said the car "was my retirement present to myself. It's my pride and joy."

Vehicles ranged from a 1920s Ford hot rod, classic 1940s and '50s cars and pickup trucks to several monster trucks so towering that Justin Hall, 9, and his family could, and did, shelter from the rain beneath one.

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