American Detours:Episode 1 the 1983 1/2 Ford Galaxie

1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500

1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500

American Detours: When Classic Rides Meet Classic Drives

Classic Cars and Road Trips. Have I got your attention?

Sponsored by American Collectors Insurance, American Detours is a web tv series about Classic Cars cruising down some of America’s classic drives. There are currently 6 epsiodes planned in the series. The show is hosted by Jael De Pardo and Jeff Glucker.

Episode 1

The hosts start out at Lloyd’s Country Store in Louisiana. For there, they cruise the Creole Narture Trail in a 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie. Their journey includes a stop at the Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge.

The Car

The 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie featured in this episode is owned by Dennis Morosin. His story, as provided by American Detours is:

“This Galaxie has a 466 cubic-inch stroker motor. Other than that, it’s “mostly” original. Never seen rain! I inherited it “as is” from a good friend of ours who has since passed away.

My most memorable road trip with the Galaxie was not actually driving it, but trailering it home.

I traveled from Texas to Idaho to pick up a ’79 Z. While I was there my friend’s father had a surprise for me and I ended up leaving the Z and bringing home the Galaxie. He had an old 1981 Chevy Dually that had been sitting out back for years and a Wells cargo trailer so I bought them both to get the Galaxie home.

I thought I checked everything in that old truck before I headed home, but I must have missed the fuel pump, because it went out in the middle of nowhere Colorado. I wasn’t back on the road for long before I hit a major pothole, bending the heck out of that old truck’s bumper. Lucky for me I had an aircraft tie down strap with me to hold it up the rest of the route.

My advice for taking your classic on a road trip? Bring plenty of tools. It sure helped me.”

Additional Information

Episode 2 premieres April 29, 2013. Other Cars in the Series are: 1971 Ford Mustang, 1968 Shelby Cobra, 1972 Chevy Nova SS, 1965 MGB Roadster and 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner.

For more information on the Ford Galaxie, see the post on 1965-1968 Ford Galaxie.

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Photos Credit: American Detours

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