Deuce Coupes Return to Place of Birth

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Ford is staging a four-day, 75th-birthday bash for its 1932 Deuce Coupe. Some 600 owners from around North America are driving on their own dime to Ford's world headwaters in Dearborn, Mich., for the gala of vehicle displays, live music and a fancy dinner with Ford honchos. One of the most famous Deuce Coupes, the blue beauty on the Beach Boys' 1963 album that catapulted the coupe into pop-culture, lives in Motown. Curt Catallo, a creative director at BBDO Detroit, now owns the car. His late father, Clarence, who customized and previously owned the car, is also on that album cover -- although not his face. Curt says his dad would definitely want the car to be in Dearborn for the reunion. "It's like all the swallows coming back to Capistrano."
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