If you remember my blog from several weeks ago shunning fender skirts, particularly on 1955-57 Chevrolets, I have an update for you.
More information came in the mail today when we received a copy of "Generator and Distributor," the publication of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, at the Old Cars Weekly office. According to Gene Schneider's article "A Little History about Fender Skirts," 1955-'66 Chevrolets were not available with fender skirts. Period.
Schneider noted that since many 1955-'57 Chevrolets, in particular, are fitted with fender skirts, that many people (including myself) believe fender skirts were a Chevrolet accessory. However, Schneider said they were not a Chevrolet accessory. Rather, every set was an aftermarket accessory during the period from 1955-'66. Schneider also notes that skirts should be removed for VCCA judging on 1955-'57 Chevrolets (and, presumably, 1958-'66 Chevrolets).
The article covers 1949-'77 Chevrolet fender skirts (or lack thereof) and is extremely informative, whether you like fender skirts or not.
Find out more about the VCCA and its club publication at:
VCCA Membership Secretary
PO Box 5387
Orange, CA 92563-5387
Click on one of the links above.