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07-08-2014, 02:29 PM
:cool: Indianapolis SDCer Phil Brandt's 1956 Golden Hawk is well-known for its unique, custom, salmon-colored scallops.

Phil recently took his Hawk to an Annual Reunion of the now-defunct Westlake Beach Club on Indianapolis' west side. This facility provided an enclosed beach and party area for families and teenagers back in the 50s and 60s. It's been gone a long time, but old-timers like to gather and reminisce about its glory days, when it was The Place to Be (I.e., "Be There or Be Square" ;)) for west-side Indianapolis teens.

An amateur photographer noted the color common to this year's Official Reunion T-shirts and Phil's Golden Hawk and set up this cool photo:

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss155/BobPalma/Westlakereunion20143_zpsfc50de14.jpg (http://s571.photobucket.com/user/BobPalma/media/Westlakereunion20143_zpsfc50de14.jpg.html)

(I'm not sure about everyone else's monitor, but mine makes the car's scallops appear darker than they are. The scallops really are virtually identical in color to this year's T-shirts...and, yes, that is an older Chevy station wagon with surfboards on top, next to the Hawk.)

Cool beans, Phil; well-done. :!: BP

Chris Pile
07-08-2014, 02:33 PM
Very cool pic!