Forty-four vintage Chevrolets turned out for the 8th Annual Southern Fall Tour of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. The owners spent four days touring sights in south-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma, behind the wheels of their classic Chevys.
Two of the most entertaining members of the tour were Al and Rita Severyn, who drove their 1930 Chevrolet coupe all the way from Ohio to Wichita to be part of the festivities. Married for 63 years, the Severyns are in their 80s and say, "The adventure is getting there."
A 1954 Chevy hardtop is reflected in the windows of the old control tower atop what is now the Kansas Aviation Museum. The car was one of those on a multi-day tour of the Ark City/Wichita area recently.
Arkansas City's Tiny Thomas served as host and tour guide for the group of vintage Chevy owners who toured the area recently. That's his 1938 Chevrolet coupe, "Sweetie" in the foreground. Sweetie's step-by-step restoration was the subject of one of the most popular Wichita On Wheels features to date.
Franklin Gage and his travel companion, Ringo, came all the way from Greenbelt, Md., to take part in the tour. Their ride for the event was this nifty 1927 Chevrolet Sport Cabriolet with full-disc wheels.
Denny Christianson's 1941 Chevy Master DeLuxe Sedan was one of the few modified cars taking part in the tour. It's equipped with a modern small block Chevy V-8 engine that lets it roll along easily at modern highway speeds.