Category: Cars

1940′s Ford Custom Sedan

It’s not that I hunt these cars out. It’s not that I know where they are, I stalk them down. It’s that I find them – trip over them – in a parking lot. If I happen to have a camera or my phone’s camera, then I can snap a picture. So these cars appear to me as a surprise.

1940's Ford Custom Sedan

1940's Ford Custom Sedan

I saw the Ford Custom in the parking lot at my grocery store. Notice the Raggity Ann in the backseat and the Woody sleeping on the back dash.

1940's Ford Custom Sedan Rear

1940's Ford Custom Sedan Rear

Halloween Hot Rod

Saw this little monster sitting in the parking lot for the House of Seven Gables.

Front

Check out the skull motif.

Halloween Hot Rod Rear

What's in the box?

For the motorheads

For the motorheads

Jack’s Hearse

Jack's Hearse

This is kind of a cool story. About 20 years ago, I came across an old, two lens, medium format camera that belonged to my family. I took a liking to it. It still works, and I was able to take a few photos with it.

So I go off to visit my high school buddy, Jack Younger, to show off my gadget. He had temporarily moved back in with his parents, after he purchase a used Cadillac hearse. He asked me to take a couple of shots. Yes, the hearse was his main mode of transportation for a few years.

Jack has always had a profound love of music and performance. He also taught himself sound engineering, and he found a liking for mixing music tracks. Mostly self taught, he did the sound engineering for a night club or two in the Boston area.

After having enough of working nights, he opened his own studio and started producing albums. The business is now know as Watch City Studios.

Jack and Hearse Cover

About a year ago, he worked with a band called Babydriver. Of course I had sent scanned jpeg versions to Jack. When the band saw them, the members wanted to use the images for their cover art. Jack agreed. He asked my permission for use, and I agreed.

Looks like the songs were published in April of 2011, and the CD is out with my pics adorning the jacket.

Soundbites are available at Bandcamp.

Two Chevys

No Parking

'57 Chevy with dice in a no parking zone

Thriftmaster

A late '40's or Early '50's Thriftmasfter Pick Up.

Ford Hot Rod

This little number lives a couple blocks down the street. Don’t know much about it. It’s from the 1930′s I would guess.

Ford Hot Rod

Red of course

According to ‘Aunt Nancy,’ it’s, “a 1935/1936 Ford 5-window coupe w/fiberglass fenders & hood/grille.Could be original steel body.More likely fiberglass re-pro kit car.”

Aston Martin Rapide

You know, the original James Bond drove an Aston Martin.

Aston Martn Rapide Front

Aston Martn Rapide Front

Here’s an Aston Martin Rapide just parked at the Airport in Leeds, England.

Aston Martin Rapide Rear

Aston Martin Rapide Rear

Derelict Double Decker

Derelict Double Decker

A run down London bus used as an eye catcher for a townie bar on Route 133.

Mercedes 190 D

Mercedes 190 D

Mercedes 190 D

This entry is for David G and Steph Mc. This car is a Mercedes 190 D. I don’t know the year this particular car in the photo, but this version of the 190 D was produced in the mid 1950′s to early 1960′s.

The car in the photo has a regular registration plate, and it is NOT registered as an antique. I usually see it parked near Pickering Wharf. I’m guessing that the owner uses it as his/her regular ride.

Dude!

1941 Plymouth Deluxe Woody

1941 Plymouth Deluxe Woody

Oh Man! A blue 1941 Plymouth Deluxe Woody – for sale – just barely over a mile from my home. If I were rich, I could walk over, buy it, and drive it home.

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