Monday, September 21, 2009

Auto Pilot

South Pas certainly has a lot of vintage cars, but yesterday Mission Street was literally bumper to bumper with them. The 5th annual Cruz'n for Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show filled up the old section of Route 66 with hundreds of gas-guzzling works of art. The yearly festival promotes South Pasadena's Rose Parade float -- the oldest self-built float in the Tournament of Roses.

It was a photographer's dream of color and chrome, and wouldn't you know it? Your faithful blogger missed all of it, having spent most of the day in Beverly Hills.

Still, this fantastic lowrider lingered on El Centro late in the day, kindly posing for a portrait and allowing me to save face. (For a better idea of the festival, here's my shot from last year's show.) If any of you took pics, feel free to link to them in comments.

15 comments:

Gunn White said...

This is quite "trendy" and a stylish photograph!
It is not my kind of car, but I do think it looks nice here.

Dixie Jane said...

Is it a bus, is it a train, is it a plane? Whatever it is it is dragging the ground and wouldn't fit into my garage.

Judy Williams said...

Yeah, what would the driver do if he had to go over a speed bump. I'm sure the original Cadillac designer is rolling over in his grave.

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Hilda said...

I'm not crazy about it, but I can see how it's fantastic. That low body will not survive ten minutes in Manila's streets.

Cafe Observer said...

I can always depend on the So Pasa's if I wanna see a lowrider or two.

dbdubya said...

This 1960 Cadillac land yacht was docked once again in yesterday's car show. My dad used to have a
'60 Caddie convertible. White top over a black body with red interior. It was hot.

Lots of great cars at the car show yesterday.

Wayne said...

Dubya is right, this is the definitive land yacht.

Yakpate said...

Come on, now... remember when we were in high school? NOBODY CARED about minor details like hitting bumps in the road (speed bumps had not yet been invented). The important thing was to look, act, talk and drive way cooler than our pathetic parents!

That's why, as we boomerang into, uh, middle age, we have money o spend on recreating the cool cars we lusted for but couldn't afford in high school!

Margaret said...

I missed it too, although I drove my and say a fleeting glance.

Ken Mac said...

where the heck are the back tires?

Petrea said...

South Pas is a car show every day.

altadenahiker said...

Well hell, I kind of like the lines and the blue/green windows.

TheChieftess said...

Being that this is a land yacht...does it really need back tires???

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! Until tomorrow!

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