Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ye Olde Snapshots

Today's snapshots probably date from the very early 1970's.

It's always nice to see the Main Street vehicles out and about; here's a yellow Horseless Carriage. Many details remind me of the Mr. Toad vehicles, which makes sense I suppose, since Bob Gurr was responsible for both. Notice the little "10¢" sign near the headlight… that's an "A" ticket, please.

I have relatively few photos of the green Monorail, so it's always nice to see "Old Greenie", especially when you get the Peoplemover added at no additional cost! Part of me wonders why they didn't use a brighter, zippier green, but then I have to remind myself that "avocado" was popular in the 1960's and 1970's. Our Buick station wagon was probably almost exactly this same hue.


Anonymous said...

Love that "Old Greenie" shot! Reminds me of the Brady Bunch kitchen cabinets. Thanks Major!

Bill in Denver

K. Martinez said...

Of all the Mark IIIs, "Old Greenie" was my favorite. It reminded me of the Hot Wheels Spectraflame color olive. Almost metallic.

Melissa said...

My last car was the same color, and named "The Green Hornet." I drove her off a concrete bridge much like that one, into a frozen creek, and head-on into the concrete wall below. Nobody knows how long I was in the freezing water, but I managed to crawl out with eight broken bones, up the bank, across the road, and to the nearest house for help.

The Hornet was totaled, but the mechanic found my glasses in the creek bed. My internal thermostat has never been the same since. If there had only been creek mermaids, they could have wafted me onto their rocks and sung me soothing lullabies until help arrived.

"When you wish upon a star,
Even if you wreck your car,
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you.

Soon your sternum’s cracked in three,
And you can’t walk on your knee,
When you wish upon a star,
With bad brake shoes."

Nanook said...

@ Melissa-

I had always heard there was another verse to When You Wish Upon a Star, I just had no idea how closely it mimicked your life. Sometimes there's simply no other word for it than kismet.

Our family never succumbed to the callings of the 1970's/80's color palette. Our 'progress' towards designer-approved shades ended in the late-1960's with a Coppertone, Coldspot refrigerator/freezer. Harvest Gold & Avocado never completed the walk across our threshold. Such is the pity.

Anonymous said...

That's funny, we had two cars that color at the same time. Both Fords, a Thunderbird ('67) and a Fairlane of the same year.

I liked that green color and that monorail too.

I sure wish I still had the '67 T-bird. What a car that was...


Nancy said...

Beautiful shot of Monorail Green over the lagoon. Any Peoplemover bonus is always welcome, too! I like how you could open the windows then. Get the complete experience that way.

Thanks for great pics today! :-)

Snow White Archive said...

Green monorail and the Peoplemover...two of my favs.