- October 2022 -
Chevrolet Trivia
What was the first year of the Chevrolet Impala? 
Look for the answer at the bottom of this newsletter
Owner: Michael & Jodi Ferguson
Where do you live?
Samford, Queensland, Australia
Vehicle: 1932 Chevrolet Moonlight Speedster - Body by Holden

How long have you owned this vehicle? Since April 2014
Where did you get this Vehicle? From a fellow club member at Brassal in Queensland
What is the story behind the vehicle? It is a body style built on imported R.H.D. Chevrolet chassis in Australia in 1931 and 1932, the body style was used on Vauxhalls in 1929 and 1930 and they were called Hurlingham Roadsters.

It is believed that only 12 –14 Chevrolet Moonlight Speedsters were built in total and it is thought that this is the only genuine one surviving, we would love to hear any information that anyone has.

What condition was it in when you got it? It was well restored by the previous owner about 1977 and was still in reasonably good condition considering it had been driven regularly but had been sitting for over 10 years.

What kind of work have you done to this vehicle? Did a re-restoration in 2019 and repainted it to it’s correct colour scheme when new, and made it as close as possible to the day it was first in the showroom.
What was the hardest part to find? Luckily I had just about everything I needed before the re-restoration as I had been looking for about 5 years prior.

We used quite a few Filling Station parts such as dash knobs, hub caps, L.E.D. brake and tail lights, plug leads etc etc.

What other vehicles do you own?
1914 Baby Grand H4 Tourer
1930 Tourer Holden Body
1931 2door Coach Fisher Body
1933 1/2ton Pickup U.S. body
1940 Coupe Utility Holden Body
1951 Coupe Utility Holden Body
Do you have any other projects that you are currently working on or plan to start soon? Going through everything on the Baby Grand to make it roadworthy and registering it for the road, also maintaining and driving the other cars.
Do you have any advise for people thinking about starting a restoration?
Join a club with like minded people and do a lot of research so you know how your car works and how it should be put together, listen to experienced members and learn to think outside the square.

Are there any interesting stories that you can share with us about your experiences with this vehicle? We managed to track down three different previous owners of the Speedster from three different states and we met with them and their wives when we had the Moonlight Speedster on display at the maritime museum in Brisbane and had lunch with them.

 At that time there were two other previous owners and one of them was overseas and Darryl Stark who I had bought the car from was unwell and has since passed away in 2019 and was never able to see the car after it was repainted and finished.
Every month customers send us numerous photos of their classic Chevrolets for use in our catalog or monthly newsletter. Many of these cars and trucks have had an immense amount of time and care put into them but often the photos we receive don't do justice to the beautiful work contained in them. When customers bring their cars into our showroom we are always anxious to take pictures that capture the passion that goes into restoring or maintaining a classic car. In this article we would like to teach you a few basic tricks to make your car photos turn out great every time.................CONTINUE READING

We want to hear about all of the hard work that you put into your classic vehicle!

 Send us your photos and stories. Your vehicle could be featured in a future catalog or newsletter. Photos must be a minimum of 1 MB with uncluttered backgrounds (in other words, no photos with your neighbors, your dog, your neighbor's dog or other vehicles next to your vintage car or truck) We want to feature your classic vehicle and ONLY your vehicle! Outstanding photos could be featured in our email newsletter or our printed catalog. Exceptional photos may be used in our annual calendar.

Email photos to: Graphics@FillingStation.com

We cannot return photo prints sent to us. Mail prints to: Graphics Dept. 990 S 2nd St., Lebanon, OR 97355
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Chevrolet Trivia Answer
The Impala was introduced in 1958 and positioned as the top of the line model, followed by Bel Air. Impalas were available in only two body styles:
2-Door Hardtop & Convertible.
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