Saturday, August 07, 2010
Glamour on Wheels
When it comes to antique car shows, count me in! An hour or two spent admiring yesteryear's transportation is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon.
To my surprise, our little town hosted quite a car show a few months ago -- I was expecting a handful of antique cars, but instead there were several blocks of beautiful, gleaming vehicles to admire.
Like this Fairlane, which has one of the most humorous convertible tops I've ever seen (not to mention an incredible paint job and a turquoise steering wheel):
There was, of course, the occasional rustbucket, competing in the "Most Rusted" category:
And one rather *unique* vehicle:
Not only is this one of my favorite styles, but this car also reminds me strongly of Doc Hudson from Pixar's "Cars:"
It's amazing to me how much attention is put into the details of a vintage car!
Why is it that modern car manufacturers just don't build glamorous cars anymore? I know, glamour isn't exactly necessary when getting from Point A to Point B. But if our ancestors didn't have any trouble producing classic cars, why do we? *sigh* I'm thrifty when it comes to vehicles; I'll probably drive used all of my life, even if new fit into the budget. But one day -- one day -- you may just see me drive by in a 1937 Hudson Terraplane...