Thursday, October 7, 2010

Antique Cars. A study in chrome

Numerous vintage car owners were invited to show off their rides at the recent antique wooden boat show.
You can visit that post here.

This photo is dedicated to Sea Laura. She really likes the color gray.


This is the drivers side of a fabulous old wood beach cruiser wagon.
It looked like it belonged in Ralph Lauren(tm) advertisement.


The gleaming dash of an American icon.


None other then a 1966 Mustang with a good old V8 engine. 
That in itself sent shivers down my spine.  
There is nothing like a vintage convertible with a V8.

It's owner stood by watching me crouching and studying the car.
 Offering to open the door for the dash photo I was after.


So did this one.

 While everyone else was trying to take photos of the
 entire car I was just after the chrome.

 


Several owners were intrigued by my "chrome" mission.
Asking if they should make sure it was free of fingerprints.




This was one stylin' wagon.



The paint and chrome on this car was amazing.


This little cutie could have come home with me.


It had it all. 
Convertible, chrome and it was a perfect shade of blue.


I tried to get the whole car in a photo, but there were so many
admirers gathered around it.



My day would have been complete if I had arrived on this.

Well, if it were aqua it would have.

18 comments:

Rug restorer said...

These classic cars are so beautiful. I would love to have at least one of them. Thank you for the post.

Tammy said...

Great pics! I love those old cars!
Tammy :-)

theoldboathouse said...

Ohh these are all so beautiful, nothing compares to their style and class...just dreamy!!, cheers Katherine

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Rita,
I am with you girl on the cute blue gray cutie, I am not sure about the old yellow motor bike though :)
You come up with the best blogs and so original!
xoxo
Dore

becky at abbeystyle said...

O, this post brings back memories of riding in our 1966 (red) Mustang...what a dream it was...back then.

Nice shots! Totally enjoyed this post!!!!!

Smitten in the Mitten said...

I love the lines on these old cars. It's almost as if they were designed by artists instead of engineers. I wish current cars would look this classy.

Privet and Holly said...

These so remind me
of gentler eras....
I'm an old soul and
cars like this absolutely
make my heart sing.
Love each and every one!
Happy Friday!
xx Suzanne

michelle said...

Great photos!! Those would look so cool in black and white and framed! I am lovin the wagon one!

Lady Grey said...

My dad loves vintage cars, so I have a soft spot for them too : )

reasonably chubby said...

Great pictures! Looks like it was a fun day--if you got shivers down your spine, it was definitely a SUCCESS! :)

sealaura said...

GORGEOUS! as soon as I saw that car I started swooning over it and then I saw your dedication! so sweet gracias! I have found through blogging that i am also in love with vintage cars. these photos are fab!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Ok...I'll take that Mustang!!!!!! I have a thing for vintage Mustangs as well as vintage 1950 pick ups! :) Great photos, Rita! My hubby will have to see these!

xoxo laurie

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

These close up shots look great!

And to answer your question... I use paint.net to work with my pictures. You can download it for free. There is no particular program for mosaics..., I just piece them together.

Have a great weekend!

BonjourRomance said...

Fantastic classic cars; Thank you for coming by from Zaira's; You have a great blog, I am a new follower. WIll be back soon!
good weekend,
Mimi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Fabulous post Rita
I love the shots of the dashboard... perhaps reminds me of my youth and my dad's racing cars... In fact love all the shots.. great compositions... and agree .. aqua vespa would be.. perfetto!!! ciao ... xxx Julie PS .. thanks for the lovely comment...

SHERRI ROCHA said...

wow talk about nastalgic bringing back memoris i had a 68 camero when i was about 34 years old paid only 200.00 for this wonderful car only 47000 miles original to the first key i havent thought about this car for a very long time thanks for the trip down memorie lane also first time to visit your blog you should visit mine abeachhouseinmontana.blogspot.com/ xoxoxosherri

Jaybee said...

nice post!

Eric said...

Truly, vintage cars are very classic and elegant to look at. When I was young, I remember my grand father have 5 kinds of vintage cars in his home and I made a promise to myself that when I am old enough, I would definitely buy myself one also. Now in my home in Huntington beach, used cars and some vintage cars are my collection. Now, I already have 4 used cars and 3 vintage cars. And I'm looking forward to have more cars soon!

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