Monday, September 23, 2013

Oh Hell!

Saturday morning, Ed and I headed out for yet another road trip.
This would turn out to be the Road Trip to Hell.
On the Road to Hell

For those that have been following for a while now,
 you may remember two years ago, 
we went to Hell as well. So this was not our first time there.

As we entered the Gates of Hell, we knew this would be a trip like never before.

Hell, of course, is a small, out-of-the-way "town" in Michigan about
 an hour and a half's drive from our home.

This year, aside from the festivities that is Hellfest '13,
We have a hearse for sale.

It's a 23 year old Cadillac Superior Crown.
It has been at a single funeral home it's entire life and is looking to retire.
Yes, this baby is still in service!

So we took the newest member of our fleet to show off and the oldest to sell.

There were 71 hearses in total at this year's show.

Samplings from all ages and styles were represented.
This old Buick is in need of some TLC but I'm sure it will make a return
to it's former beauty soon.

This was certainly the star of this year's show.
It's a 1938 Cadillac LaSalle.
Carved side panels have been lovingly restored.
Every detail painstakingly worked to bring back it's opulence.

Here's another restored beauty.
A Cadillac Superior, just a few years older than the one we have for sale.

Every detail of the interior has been restored.

Here's one that on the outside, looks like any other hearse.
But the interior has been removed and in it's place, it's been converted to a limousine
for use for parties, weddings, etc...

Some have had meticulous paint work done to personalize them to the owners taste.

Although the hearses are the stars of the show in Hell, tomorrows post will showcase some of the other oddities you'll find at Hellfest'13.

Come on back.

If you dare.


MorningAJ said...

Oh I love this! I wonder how the town got its name originally though? Was it really so awful when it was founded?

That La Salle is a wonder of design.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i want to go to hell!

Jim said...

Let's all just 'raise a little hell'!! Interesting festival Stew! I like what has been done to these hearses too. Looking forward to the next chapter of this visit to HELL!