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Category Archives: Classic Cars
Abandoned Ohio Chrysler Dealership
My post about signs in doors on Monday tempted me to post photos I took of an abandoned car dealership (as “Five Star” is from that series), and though they’re autumn photos, since I may have whetted your whistle it seemed kinder to simply go for it today.
They’re older photos (as often happens here), but I am proud of my work, and let’s be honest: an abandoned car dealership with cars still inside? It’s the stuff (some) dreams are made of. To be honest, looking at the photos, it’s kind of hard to believe I took them nearly four years ago next month (and we will not discuss September’s approach—don’t you dare!)
I first read about the East Liverpool, Ohio Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth-Jeep dealer in Jalopnik. It was not at all far away from where we lived in West Virginia at the time, so off Hubby and I went to check it out; trust me, no vintage car buff could resist that kind of lure…least of all yours truly.
Monday Escape: A Smile Makes Everything Better.
This 1960 Thunderbird is one I spent some time with upon seeing her. Of course, one of the downsides of shooting at car shows is the…well, background. This often requires creative framing, because Photoshop can’t fix everything—in this case, a garish food vendor behind the ‘bird and quite a few ugly modern cars surrounding her, ultimately preventing me from getting an acceptable (to me) shot of the entire car (alas!). Continue reading
Monday Escape: Something Cool On A Steamy Day
Happy Monday! A week spent off just dealing with administrative things was quite well-spent (granted, I’m an organization geek), but returning to my routine is quite soothing.
In addition to my cleaning things up on the hard drive and so forth, we also drove up to Detroit to visit my family, including my grandfather, who had major surgery recently, so of course I wished to check up on him. As everyone knows, the inability to be there for family is the worst part of living far away. He seems to be doing quite well, though, and we had a good time visiting, especially hearing my grandparents’ stories about their trips to Europe years ago. The travel bug really does run in my family!
Monday Escape: Apparently, this is called a “Dagmar”
Or so a fellow classic car buff was excited to tell me, and I’ll buy it. A lifetime of loving these rolling beauties and I’d no idea!
We actually own a dagmar (though not the car to go with it just yet)—found it at the same tiny antiques shop behind which this (dagmar-less) ’55 Bel Air hid in a garage:
Vintage Kroger Delivery Truck
Last week it was Velvet Ice Cream; this week it is another Ohio company, Kroger. The supermarket chain is spread far and wide, the largest in the United States (by volume) and one of the largest companies in the world; it hails from my husband’s home town of Cincinnati, so I feel as if I ought to know something about it. (By the way, Kroger sells Velvet. Local love.)
As luck would have it, this handsome old Kroger delivery truck was at the Velvet festival and though obviously about to leave, I managed to catch her just in time. Though she’s being loaded up onto an un-photogenic trailer, I’ll admit that it was rather nice to be shooting a classic automobile without having to drag my hem and roll around in the dirt to get my shots.
An attractive colour scheme, don’t you think? Continue reading
Monday Escape: Some days, the sun hits a hood ornament perfectly
How was everyone’s weekend? Mine calmed down substantially (whew!) by Friday night, though that hardly means I wasn’t a busy little bee. I’m crossing my fingers for the proper conditions to take a few photographs of the results!
Have a marvellous Monday. You can do it!