Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Beautiful arrangement, I love these contrasts.
Thank you, Karl.
Okay, I want the pick up! When we win the lottery, I shall buy an old pre 1940's pickup. I love the grill work! Louvers are too cool. love the shots
Hi Marjorie, I think that is a post war 1940s pickup complete with a flat head Ford V-8. They are pretty sculpture.
Just looked it up, and the Ford pickup is a 1948 or 1949. I'm guessing 1949, but there was no change in body style in those years.
A couple of oldies but goodies. The louvered one might be a Packard?My first car was a 37 Chevy. I lowered it, took all ornamentation and smoothed it out, put on fender skirts and twin pipes. It was super-cool! That was 1952-53.
Lowell, I believe it might have been a Packard, or perhaps it was a Hudson? I forgot to take notes. Your 37 Chevy would still be super-cool today. Bet you wish you still had it stashed away. I didn't get my first car until I was a college student. It wasn't cool at all, but I loved having it.
Am old enough to remember thinking in the early 60s that such trucks were not cool...just old. I especially did not like running boards. By the early 70s for sure I thought the ones with running boards were about the coolest things on the planet....Funny to see these beautiful details in your images and recall how fickle I was as a youth.
I remember when the 1950 Chevy pickup came out, but still loved the trucks from the 1940s. Always thought running boards were wonderful, but doubt they will ever come back. As a H.S. student I was into sports cars, and my all time top wish list car, a 1957-58 Ferrari 250 TR, just sold last year for $7 million. Can't afford it now any more than I could back then when it was only $13,000.
If only we could have known then what we know now...but am not sure any of could have gotten even a $13K loan for Ferrari futures. I liked the old MGs...with running boards. Wonder what they are worth today.
We have a 56 year old MGA in fine running condition. It's a sports car that I can afford now, but it has no running boards. The other car that "got away" from me was a 1952 J2 Cadillac Allard. In 1957 I found one advertised in Road and Track in Miami for $750. I went to see the owners, but the car was just sold. Beside, I didn't have $750, nor would my Dad given me the money for a 4 year old race car. One just sold a few months ago for about $2 million. Who knew? I had taste.