Saturday, June 27, 2015
Let's head back to 1958, shall we? Destination: Inglewood, California (a city in southwestern Los Angeles). For some reason, somebody took a series of photos at Frank H. Afton's dealership - a place well-known to fans of lovable Studebaker, Packard, and Mercedes automobiles. I love these humble slices of life from nearly 60 years ago!
The gentleman with the hat (a mechanic?) is enjoying a break, with an ice-cold Coke and possibly a candy bar in his other hand. A perfect meal! The two guys to the left are jealous of his hat.
It's another day (wardrobe change!) and we see our mechanic and one of the laughing dudes chatting about monster movies. Is the black automobile just behind them one of the Studebaker "Hawk" vehicles? Those are real beauties! I want one.
"This baby's a real creampuff. All the boys at the plant are going to be jealous when you drive up in this green machine! And the ladies... they're gonna swoon". Shut up and take my money!
This has been like some sort of epic poem; our heroes have returned for one last hurrah, while the magnificent landscape of Inglewood is spread out behind them!
I hope you have enjoyed your trip to Frank H. Afton Co.!