Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Allie Tennant Loved Cars

Allie Tennant at the wheel of the 1934 Bentley Drop Head Coupe, circa 1965

At various times in the 1950s and 1960s, Allie’s nephew Herbert Tennant, Jr. lived with her at her home on Live Oak Street in Dallas. He enjoyed restoring classic Rolls Royce and Bentley automobiles as a pastime, so the driveway was sometimes clogged with auto parts and equipment. Allie enjoyed driving these distinctive cars around Dallas, especially a rare 1934 Bentley drop-head coupé that proved a special favorite of hers. For everyday use, however, she was also accustomed to owning a late model Cadillac sedan she traded every few years for a new one at the Lone Star Motors on Ross Avenue.