Saturday, April 20, 2013
Who likes vintage cars? Everybody, that's who. Today we're going to look at a few.
In this first photo, a woman has turned on her cloaking device in order to become nearly invisible as she stands in front of that awesome red car. This is such an odd picture, possibly dating to the late 1940's or early 1950's. OK experts, what kind of car is that?
Now we are in Fayetteville, North Carolina; the slide is undated, but is certainly from the 1950's. In the background you can see the famous Market House, built in 1832. A bevy of awesome autos are parked along Gillespie Street. I think that blue beauty is a Pontiac Chieftain (though I wouldn't put money on it). And its torpedo-nosed neighbor must be a Studebaker?
And finally, from Los Angeles comes this slide, inscribed "Bob and Ann's New Plymouth". I looked up "Marshall & Clampett", and it was on South Figueroa just north of 18th Street. It's not the most amazing photo in the world, but I just love those cars! Look at the gas tank cover on that red number (and those fins!)... that little piece of metal has more character than most cars do today.