<VV> Dash Plaques in the old days
corvair65 at verizon.net
Thu Oct 13 20:04:28 EDT 2005
When did dash plaques get so darn big? And why? Used to be you could get 4
plaques out of what is now one. These certainly are not for displaying on
your dash anymore, unless you only do 2 or 3.
When I belonged to a sports car club in the late 60's, early 70's I did some
autocrossing, but mostly rallying. The plaques you got then where much
smaller that what you get now. The circular ones were about the size of a
50 cent piece and the square about an inch to an inch and a half with the
rectangular ones about 3/4 inch, to an inch by 2 or 3 inches. You could
really decorate you glove box and dash with a colorful array of plaques.
These were all metal with adhesive backing, since many of the sports cars
had wooden dashes. I peeled all mine off the car when I got rid of it and I
still have some of them. I've thought about putting them in my Corvair to
give it a period look.
'65 Corsa coupe 140 HP
Group Corvair Member
Kent Island, MD
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