Friday, November 21, 2008

Hot Rod

I couldn't resist grabbing a shot of this souped-up old Chevy truck in the OSH parking lot. (I was reminded of Alan Arkin in the 70s film The In-Laws as he exclaimed, "There are flames on my car! There are flames on my car!")

I love Southern California!

16 comments:

Hope said...

Cool truck! ....and I love your blog!

Halcyon said...

It's a fine truck and very well-maintained.

-K- said...

I wonder if there's anyplace on earth that has the wide spectrum of life as southern California has. It's just a total stew of cultures, all of them (us) choosing to be here as we're all here from someplace else.

Wayne said...

This one is from the late 40s, early 50s. It's one of my favourite body styles but I'm no longer a hot rod guy. I like them unaltered.

Only in SoCal.

Wayne said...

Hah, I completely forgot, I posted a red pick up truck today too. This is getting a bit weird Laurie.

Becky said...

Hey, Laurie! It was good to hear from you again on my blog. You are such a faithful reader/commenter, and it is much appreciated. Thank you for your kind words.

I apologize for not being as faithful...I typically spend a couple hours on Sundays catching up on the blogs I enjoy - including yours. So I'm not as quick as you are, but I do eventually get there!

This would be a fun truck to cruise around in on Thanksgiving afternoon. Not much traffic, beautiful southern Cali autumn weather, and friends. Can't do that up here...it's below freezing most nights here!

jill said...

Ooh, and I'll bet it makes some noise when it's started up!

babooshka said...

There you go again, another cinematic shot. Vanishing Point came to my mind.

altadenahiker said...

Serpentine, serpentine.

Cafe Observer said...

A symbol of when America was more vibrant, younger, better, bolder, & stronger.
I wish I could soup-up my blog with flames in that cool orange color.

Petrea said...

I see Stef hasn't been here yet. I'll go tell him.

Laurie said...

Howdy all,

Thanks for the comments! I think this truck is so great -- in an over-the-top, uniquely American kind of way.

Kevin, I agree. I have loved Los Angeles from the moment I arrived -- all the different people from different places etching out corners for themselves here.

Wayne, we've really got to stop playing the same hand!

Babooshka, thanks for sharing my brain. I so often think cinematically in terms of photography -- like I'm setting up a shot for a story to unfold rather than capturing a subject. It's the idea of what might happen rather than what actually is there.

Altadenahiker -- don't you love that film? :-)

As always, I appreciate the attention and conversation, everyone. Until tomorrow...

Judy said...

That is quintessential California!! Thanks for the smile.

Webradio said...

Not Your car ??? Smile for You...

Dixie Jane said...

Yes, Judy, quintessential So. Calif. That lovely red flaming truck can't top the car we saw on the freeway during one of my visits. It had teddy bears glued all over it?????? But I love the red truck. Thanks for searching and finding all that makes Southern Calif. what it is.

Double "D" said...

Awwww, big block Chevrolets and drag strips,
loud mufflers and guys and girls in t-shirts.
Lay some rubber baby.

Only in Michigan in the summer time.

Sunday, echo, Sunday, Sunday ... be there at
131 drag way ... loud rock and roll and lots of
reverb. Good times.