Thursday, November 6, 2008

Here comes another one...

I came across yet another great vintage car the other day. (I'm beginning to think I attract these things!) Maybe this is just South Pasadena's leitmotif.

17 comments:

USelaine said...

Wow! I miss white-wall tires and full hubcaps.

Webradio said...

Good shot with a very nice car !
See You later Laurie...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am not sure but it does look something like my father's 1939 Plymouth Coupe and the same color.

Virginia said...

Oh I think my Aunt Bo had a car like this. I just had a flashback to her backing it out of her white wooden garage. Awwwww

Jutilda said...

What a great old "beast." Reminds me of the 48 DeSoto Mom and Dad had when you were little. I like the picket fence - really adds to the nostalgia of the shot. This might be fun to do in sepia with a hint of grain - nobody would be the wiser that it wasn't taken way back when.

Halcyon said...

There must be a lot of old cars in South Pas. And you're pretty good at finding them!

Cafe Observer said...

This looks likea very environmentaly friendly green photo.

How many mpg does this classic get?

JT said...

Love the lighting, home in the background and picket fence. Maybe you should create a "Vintage Cars of South Pas" calendar?

Wayne said...

This is starting to get prrrreeetttty freaky.

We salt our roads in winter (if it freezes or snows) so old vehicles had a big handicap in the survival sweepstakes.

I wouldn't see this many vintage cars parked at the curb in a year in Vancouver.

Like lots of us, I learned to drive on cars like this, no power steering, no power brakes, big as a tank, and I thought nothing of it. I've driven lots of pretty big trucks. But apart from the novelty of revisiting the past for a few blocks I wouldn't want to drive one of these around town today.

I can't wait to see what you find for us next week Laurie.

Stéphane Kardos said...

Wow, oh la la la la! gorgeous! It's amazing how many vintage cars you get to see in south pasadena. I always keep my eyes open for some in Altadena, I see few, but not as beautiful as these ones.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

It looks at home in front of a white picket fence

Mister Earl said...

I don't know how you find these, Laurie. I certainly don't! This one looks like a Plymouth to me, which would mean it's related to a DeSoto.

Your mention of Jerry Rubin yesterday reminded me that one time he showed up at my Poli Sci 5 class at Berkeley in 1967-8. It was a huge class in a large auditorium. He just sat on the stage and played the guitar for awhile and then left. It was definitely a Berkeley/60s moment!

Just got back from the Farmer's Market with my supply of sweet grapes!

(Sorry for accidentally posting this under yesterday's)

Ken of Mac said...

and what exactly stopped you from taking it for a spin?

Petrea said...

What I want to know is how you get them to pose for you in of color-coordinated settings.

Hilda said...

That's so cool! South Pasadena seems to attract people who like the lifestyle of the past. Less hectic there perhaps?

Dixie Jane said...

Yep! These vintage cars seem to find you, Laurie. And they always look to be in pristine condition. This one is the color of an olive. So let us click our martini glasses to the, "Good Old Days." Or at least that is what people called them. The struggles they had then were different from the struggles we have now.

Laurie said...

Hi all,

I really am beginning to feel like something of an Antique Car Whisperer. I saw another one yesterday when my camera was out of batteries! I like JT's suggestion of a calendar...

Mister Earl, what a great story!

Stephane, you should come cruise around to see if you spot one of these cars to sketch...

Hilda, yeah, people who move here kind of have a fetish for all things retro. (I count myself happily among them!) And it really does feel like a step back in time... but with the diversity and social progress of the modern age. A nice combo.

Petrea, isn't it weird? I've noticed that it's like someone is setting up shots for me. Am I living in some kind of Truman Show?!?!? (Don't tell me, I don't want to know...)

Until tomorrow, everyone. Thanks so much for the comments and conversation.