Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Night Rider


This old muscle car looked cool the other night as it lurked in the shadows of an otherwise empty lot. I've already come up with some fanciful scenarios about why it was there (a stakeout, a shady deal, a secret tryst) but does anyone else want to chime in?

14 comments:

Vijay Chakravarthy said...

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Brenda's Arizona said...

It lost its muscle... we had to walk home, but tomorrow in the daylight we'll come back and tow it. sigh...
Fun shot!

Judy Williams said...

You know me - I always want to guess the year. It's a bit newer than some of your other classic cars, but I'd say this Mustang fastback is a mid 70's model. I like the glint of the street light reflected in its chrome rim.

You balanced this so well with the big block of a building to the right and the car grounding the left side with some added weight of a tree and lit building behind. I even like the placement of the sign on the building, as it adds a nice shape and breaks up the solid brick facade.
Found this poem:

Portrait of a Motor Car

IT’S a lean car … a long-legged dog of a car … a gray-ghost eagle car.
The feet of it eat the dirt of a road … the wings of it eat the hills.
Danny the driver dreams of it when he sees women in red skirts and red sox in his sleep.
It is in Danny’s life and runs in the blood of him … a lean gray-ghost car.

Carl Sandberg

Judy Williams said...

Just checked with the car officionado, my hubby, Mike, and he says it's a 71 or 72. Sorry, to fill the blog with such nonsense, but I hate not knowing what year a car is. Speaking of, we have a acquired a 1970 Camaro Z-28. Mike is as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning.

Yakpate said...

After oozing through the space portal on their entry wall, the Xarconians shape-shifted into a car and waited...

Cafe Observer said...

Yeah, looks like a 71 or 72.
I'm as giddy as a kid waiting to eat it all up on Thanksgiving!

A cool car pic for these cooler daze.

altadenahiker said...

I'm pretty sure he just stopped for some smokes.

Dixie Jane said...

I know very little about makes and models of cars. I leave that up to my daughter, Judy, and her husband, Mike who are always in the know. As for my take on the current shown car, I think that Lawrence borrowed his father's vintage car and he and Ruthie found a place to make out, protected from public view.

Dixie Jane said...

Judy, I love your Carl Sandberg poem about a long-legged dog of a car. I would not have expected Carl Sandberg to be into cars.

Ken Mac said...

clint eastwood coming round the corner. Gonna blow you away!

Margaret said...

Love the lighting on this one.

Trish said...

is this back of Taco Treat/Orowheat?

Looks like 71...maybe 72..I had a 72 Camaro and am drooling along with Mike's acquisition...;-)

Love the shades and the lurkiness...just hangin here, doing what...protecting someone or on the side of doing something neer-do-well?

Thanks for making me smile!

ok, seriously, just looked at the wv...fawkit...do they not screen the wv? ;-) the next sequel is "Meet the Fawkits!"

Mister Earl said...

Does anyone want to make out across the street from the Oroweat Thrift Store?

Laurie said...

Hi folks!

Make out in front of the Orowheat Thrift Store? Hey, if the parking lot is dark enough...

Thanks for the great comments, everyone. I knew I could count on Judy to come up with the make and model. Yak, I like your spin on things here, though the Hiker might be closer to the truth.

Until next time!