Saturday, August 4, 2012

Glidden Tour 1952

I am constantly amazed at the Melton Memorabilia that continues to turn up. This photo of my father in his 1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was found on Cherryland Auctions, primarily a postcard dealer. Many thanks to my friend Conway Stone for spotting it.

The photo credit on the reverse indicates it was taken in Washington, D.C. That would coincide with the passengers in the car.  That's me in the passenger seat, with the Confederate army cap my father insisted I wear when we were anywhere near the Mason-Dixon Line.  In the back seat, behind Daddy is his sister Virginia Cain; next to her (mostly hidden) is my companion Agnes Pazdan; then Virginia's daughter and my sometime playmate, Kathy; and finally, my mother.


  1. Oh, I’m a fan of James Melton! My grandmother used to play his records when I was little, and I immediately fell in love with his romantic voice. Hehe! Anyway, that antique car is a sure winner! I am really fond of vintage cars. They just have this historical sense in them! =)

    - Carson Wininger

  2. Always delighted to hear from fans of my father's -- both for his voice and also for his cars. Though these days I am more likely to be asked "What ever happened to the cars?" than I am to be asked about his music career. Glad you remember both.