DEFIANCE — Brenda Wheeler brought her 1936 Ford Cabriolet to the Westgate Charity Car Show. Lucky for Brenda her husband, Ron, is a car guy and does work on cars.
“This is all steel. It’s not a fiberglass kit car,” Ron said.
Ford sold well in 1936, and the new 1936 Cabriolet model helped Ford’s sales. It still finished behind Chevy in the number of vehicles sold.
The Depression was still in full force during 1936. Hitler was in charge in Germany and was humiliated when Jesse Owens, of the United States, won four gold medals against his Aryan Supermen. At that time, World War II was the last thing people were thinking about.
While her husband was credited with working on the vehicle, Brenda picked out the paint color. The Wheelers are the third owners of this car, purchasing the car in Texas.
“It’s easy to drive and fun to ride in too,” Brenda said.