Station Cars Kick Automotive Butt at Peach Days Show

One of the hardest working volunteers at Union Station is Steve Sherwood, who maintains our Browning-Kimball Car Museum collection of classic wheels.screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-2-06-04-pm

It is a labor of love, but also a lot of work. It is not uncommon to find Steve struggling with an old fuel pump or radiator because, despite their classic states, and despite the fact they don’t get used much, the cars need constant maintenance.

Part of it is normal aging, part of it is that the cars don’t get used much. You’d think a car that just sits would always be ready to go, and you’d be wrong. Cars, like any other machine, are made to be used, and when they aren’t, they deteriorate.

So it’s nice to see Steve’s work recognized at times, and this year he was. He drove two of our cars to the annual car show at Peach Days in Brigham City, sitting alongside more than 700 entries. One of them, the 1932 Lincoln, took best in show of its category, “30s and 40s Original.”screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-2-06-20-pm

Cars from the 1930s and 1940s in original condition are rare already, and one as clean and lovely, not to mention as cool, as our ’32 Lincoln is unique. The reward doesn’t represent rareness, however. It recognizes all the work Steve has done keeping it up and running and lovely.

You can see this car, and many more, in our museum, daily. If you’re here Thursday, Tuesday and Saturday, you can also see Steve.