Details, Details…

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 I was drawn to the unusual colors, the smooth expanse of curved metal, the simplicity of the engine, the outdated elegance of upholstery…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?

head light

I liked the clean lines of the grille on this 1936 Ford Truck:


An unusual color combination and sleek lines:

maroon car

And why not get a tattoo for the car?

driver's side door

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):

air filter

A “splattered” engine:

engine splatter

and the innards of a Chevy (and what’s up with that beer can?):

another chevy engine

I assume that the convoluted metal pipe extending from the engine would be the muffler?

engine and muffler

The interiors including steering wheel, dash boards, and seat upholstery held a dated kind of charm.

steering wheel

This black and white pattern reminds me a bit of a tiled bathroom from the ’50s.

black and white interior

I leave you with one car owner’s delusional declaration

She thinks

and an unintended selfie in a side view mirror

sideview 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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26 Responses to Details, Details…

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  2. It’s wonderful how much love and care the owners put into these cars. They’re so shiny and well-cared for. What a colorful post for he challenge, Annette. 🙂


  3. Love this post and love these old cars. Some of them are still “young” enough that I can remember when they were the new car of the day. What incredible colors and styles!


  4. Claudia says:

    There is something about old cars that bring back memories we never had. But someone else did.

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  5. Tish Farrell says:

    Love that red Ford truck, and though I’m not remotely into cars the workmanship of engines and dashboards of these vintage types is so captivating. Proudly made and proudly restored.


  6. Love the details on these old cars. My husband will enjoy your post because his dad was an old car collector.

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! I love old cars.


  8. Michael says:

    Lovely photos, and I love the beer can! Ha! Looks like maybe it’s an overflow for the coolant or something, like a small expansion tank so when the coolant gets hot it overflows into there. But I have no idea!


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  9. Great photos, Annette. I do love the bug-eye headlamps, and that selfie is really funny. 🙂

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  10. Tina Schell says:

    All teriffic Annette but I especially loved the selfie. If I were you I wouldn’t admit it was unintended LOL!!

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    • Hi Tina – I seriously did not know that my reflection (and that of two others) was in this picture until I uploaded it. The focus was the shape of the mirror. This is only the second time since I started my blog that my image is in here (I won’t give the other one away) 🙂


  11. cindy knoke says:

    What fun! I love cars and these photos are gorgeous~


  12. Maria F. says:

    I love these industrial design shots!


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    Reblogged this on ASAP Transport Solutions.


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