Wednesday, July 12, 2017

K-F International

Contrary to what some of you may believe, the K-F in the title of this post does not stand for Kentucky Fried.

So for those of you looking for a cuisine oriented blog post, you'll have to look elsewhere today.

No the K F in this post stands for Kaiser-Frazer, which was a U.S. automobile manufacturing company that produced cars in the 1940's and 50's.

They looked like this.

You can read the history of the company here.

A group of aficionados of the cars formed a group called the Kaiser Frazer Owners Club International in 1959.

And this week their 59th National Convention is being held in our area.

A number of cars from across the nation are on display for the convo.

Including the Darrin, which was a fiberglass sports car that beat the Chevrolet Corvette to market by one month.

Car lovers will have a great time in Central Arizona this week.


Tom Cochrun said...

I had forgotten about those old cars--that I thought looked a bit like Fords. Great collection there.
Thanks for covering the event for your readers.

joeh said...

Love the old cars. Had never heard of the Darrin...very cool looking. Apparently a little under powered according to Wikipedia.

Stephen Hayes said...

My father-in-law owned a Kaiser, but that was before I knew him.

Bud Wilkinson said...


L Lewis said...

Love these! Remind me of an old Volvo with round headlights I used to own.

joared said...

Oh, I remember those K-F cars! Recall another long gone -- Steudabaker, or however it was spelled -- oh, yes and Nash Rambler.

RedPat said...

That was when cars had personalities! Great to see them!

William Kendall said...

My dad would really go for seeing those.

Jager said...

When I was in high school the social kiss of death was driving your parents Kaiser anywhere. Except for Ginny, she was so good looking nobody cared that she was forced to drive a mint green Kaiser-Fraser Manhattan.

Steve Reed said...

I have NEVER heard of those cars. At least not that I remember. Interesting!