Piggybacking on yesterday’s post on the Wings and Wheels festival, I want to share with you the “wheel” part of the event – antique and muscle cars.
I must warn you, though. I know nothing about old cars and won’t be able to tell you much about year, make, or other special data about any of these cars. Still, these cars exuded a seductiveness I could not resist – all lined up next to each other, gleaming in the sun, hoods and windows open to curious and inquiring spectators.
Clearly, these cars were well loved, pampered, and restored to the smallest detail. I was drawn to the unusual colors, the smooth expanse of curved metal, the simplicity of the engine, the outdated elegance of upholstery…
Take a look! Don’t you want to run your hand over this smooth, satiny, golden orange piece of metal?! And when was the last time you saw a car with headlights sticking up like tentacles or bug eyes?
I liked the clean lines of the grille on this 1936 Ford Truck:
An unusual color combination and sleek lines:
And why not get a tattoo for the car?
Since all the hoods were open, you could look at the engines and other necessities that make a car run. Here is the cleanest air filter I’ve seen in a while (I should probably replace mine since I can’t remember the last time it got changed):
A “splattered” engine:
and the innards of a Chevy (and what’s up with that beer can?):
I assume that the convoluted metal pipe extending from the engine would be the muffler?
The interiors including steering wheel, dash boards, and seat upholstery held a dated kind of charm.
This black and white pattern reminds me a bit of a tiled bathroom from the ’50s.
I leave you with one car owner’s delusional declaration
and an unintended selfie in a side view mirror
P.S. If you are familiar with any of these vehicles, feel free to add relevant info in the comment section.
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