Howdy folk's I just have a quickie post today, before I have to get back to my day job! Shhhh ;-) I realized that I have a small collection of pics taken with my phone that feature other old cars parked next to my old car! Its a funny thing but when you drive an oldie, and you see another oldie, you tend to park side by side if possible. Its just nice to pretend for a second that its another time, back in the good old days when not every car looked the same
This first car is one that I know well :-) It belongs to my best friend/neighbor/cohort Stephanie. She and I get into some crazy schemes. She did after all just tow a vintage trailer along with me for the big b-day campin' adventure. Her and I basically take turns being being Lucy & Ethel which makes our poor boyfriends Ricky and Fred. It is, to our amusement (not the boyfriend's) a pretty sweet deal! Her car is a '65 Ford Falcon names Shirley. Ironically, my car is named Lucy aka the Diamond in the Rust
Les is More
This stunning beauty on the left belongs to my car buddy Les. I met Les through the sign shop I work at when he needed a reproduction decal made for his vintage Cardinal canned ham trailer (which matches this car!). He is a true cut up and has restored several cars and trailers over the years including a 1940's teardrop.
It is shaped kind of like a little breadbox; tall and short. It comes in shorter than my wagon, but has a bigger engine. He has taken it and his trailer to lots of vintage trailer rallies in California.
Turquoise in and out! The last time that I saw Les, he was in the shop ordering graphics for his latest project, a Willys jeep. He told me, that this vintage gem above was recently hit by another car while parked on his residential street. Apparently a teenage girl was talking on her cell phone while driving and somehow ran into the side of the wagon! It wasn't totaled but thousands of dollars worth of damage was done!
The Ultimate Surf Wagon
Roof rack & tow hitch, this baby is ready for camping and towing a fishing boat!
Imagine a teenage boy showing up for a date driving this "bedroom on wheels", lol!
It has the original paint and a few nice aftermarket touches like the big Moon Eyes hub caps and a rear view mirror shaped like a surfboard. It is a real head turnin' gas guzzler!
Home Sweet Home
One of the best parts of owning a big old car is definitely taking a nap in the front seat! There is plenty of leg room and there is always a nice view