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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blasts from the Past

There’s something about seeing older cars that’s always great, cause they sure don’t make them that way any more – much the pity.

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Last weekend’s Harborfest celebration in neighboring Onancock, VA included a car show. There’s nothing like seeing a group of these vintage vehicles. Of course, these were way before “my time” and maybe yours too. (Elaine this post is especially for you and Marty.)

 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sports Coupe

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1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air1955 chevy belair910 (6)1995 chevy collage1964 Chevy Impala

64 impala910 (1)64 impala collageCouple of Chevy SS models – red and black . . .Chevy SS red910 (8)chevy SS black910 (1)Red and yellow corvettes – his & hers?

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Here’s s real  beauty – Chevrolet Fleetline “aerosedan”

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old cars collageThere’s never a shortage of colorful cars: Chevelle Malibu (top), Chevrolet Apache pickup (left), American Motors Corp. AMX (right)

colorful cars collageAnd no shortage of car nameplates and symbols . . .

symbols collageSure wished those fried and soda were real – and that this soda cart held “cold cokes”

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9 comments:

Elaine said...

Very nice! We enjoyed the car show very much! Marty is always up to go to a car show and there were lots of lovely oldies at your Harborfest. Sadly, I only spotted one or two that are older than I am....

A Quiet Corner said...

There's a small seafood place the Prez & i used to go to in CT where the "oldies" (the cars & us!) would congregate...:)JP

Sherry said...

Yep, I remember most of these being on the road. Here is another "oldie". . . when I first married and we bought our first car, my income could not count in applying for the car loan because. . . drum roll, please. . . I was "of child bearing age."

possum said...

OH, yes. I saw the 55 Chevy... My own first car was a 55 BelAir, but mine was green and white. It was 10 years old when I got it...
Overseas, the diplomat field fleet used 57 Chevy's for years. I think those were Chevy's best years.

Corker2 said...

You have some nice Images of the great Classic Cars that I have always enjoyed. I was in my teens when some of these car's came out, but most of them I remember. The big "Muscle Cars" of the 60's will never die away. This was the age when cars were built so much better than today. I have a personnel Die Cast Model Collection of just some of the Classic cars that made what cars are today.

Les

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, glad you and Marty liked the show. Most likely we'll see more oldies in NC this weekend...so that mneans MORE blasts from the past to come.

JP, where in CT? family members live in New London, Groton and Stonington. SOmerville, NJ where I lived prev. holds "Crusin" every Friday night along the downtown street and it's grown so large over the years.

Possum, nothing like those old Chevy cars - beautiful and workhorses too.

Hi Les (Corker2) welcome and thanks for the comment and visit. I do enjoy photographing these beauties whenever I get the chance - so many great details. I'm a former "Pentaxian" too. Hope you'll come back again!

L. D. Burgus said...

I can still feel the scratch seat coverings of my grandpa's old 49 Dodge. It was of course gray brown and simple inside and I think I can smell the dust yet today, fifty five years ago. I suppose there had wool in the material.

Daisy said...

These are great pictures. I always love seeing all these old vehicles on display and looking shiny as if they're new. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Larry, too bad you don't own your grandfather's 49 Dodge - it would look great at these shows.

Daisy,not only do they look like new, but the owners are out there dusting them off at these outdoor shows - very high rennovation and upkeep.

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