Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spellbinding

Yesterday, these beautiful cars brought a blast of spring color to yet another morning of June Gloom. I know they look nothing like the magical carriages described in fairy tales but, in my opinion, they blow Cinderella's transformed pumpkin right out of the water. In fact, right after these enchanting machines made their appearance, the sun broke through the clouds and gave us our first warm, summery day all month. Coincidence? Nah. Some fairy godmothers just like a little more horsepower.

(I was caught without a camera when I spotted these gorgeous things, so you'll have to settle for an iPhone shot, processed in lomography style).

13 comments:

Judy Williams said...

I can hear those engines from here!! We had a 57 station wagon the same color as the sedan on the left. I'm not so sure what the eggplant colored coupe on the right is but it is riding off in grand style. I like your Cinderella idea. Maybe her fairy god mother had a Hot Rod magazine tucked away in her long skirt. HA

Anonymous said...

so cool.

Dixie Jane said...

Is South Pasadena really the Happy Hunting Ground for old cars? It would seem so.

Trish said...

did that Chevy belong to Jack Gillette? I seem to recall that he said he'd let me drive it when I was at least old enough to have grandkids of my own...technically, I could have grandkids....but Jack's long gone....humnn.

puuurty cars tho!

Anonymous said...

Even 60 year old automotive technology can negotiate a right turn without running over the new bulb-outs!
So what is everybody else's excuse? :-)?

Michelle said...

How do you do it? I never see all these old cars!

Anonymous said...

anon---yes, but the 60yo cars took the turn at 5mph---that might hold up traffic a bit at every, single bulb out!

Shanna said...

Judy: I remember that aqua colored station wagon. I had pointed out the car as the family drove by the car place when I was a young girl and you were even younger.
I said... Isn't that a pretty color? Somehow,they actually did go in and buy it.

We later inherited a purple car that Dixie Jane named The Purple Cow. This was before Laurie was even a twinkle in a Fairy Godmother's eye.

Mike said...

At least when Fair Oaks is backed up, cars like these are a pretty diversion. What a cool shot.

Mister Earl said...

Fun pic. Last night a guy in a van heading southbound on Fair Oaks decided to make a U-Turn at the intersection of Fair Oaks and Hope. Ran right over the bulb out - wouldn't have made the turn otherwise.

Laurie said...

I always wanted to see that aqua station wagon, Shanna! I did see the purple cow, though. It was still around when I was about five.

Those bulbouts aren't any better even with gorgeous old cars turning around them! Though, I must admit, the bulbout is what made these cars slow down enough for me to grab this shot. Who know the awful Fair Oaks construction project would yield something good? :-)

TheChieftess said...

Perfect in iPhone lomography!!!

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