It’s a hot day in the summer, and there is nothing better than a visit to the local antique Car Show. My teenagers had no interest in going, I can’t understand it.
They would rather tinker with their own cars, than see the old ones. They don’t know what they are missing.
There is nothing like the look of chrome on an old car. There just isn’t. These cars tell a story, that’s what makes them so fascinating.
My Daddy had an old Ford truck like this. His was old, rusty and without an engine. He had me help him haul it to the storage facility one time, when I was 12 years old. I did not appreciate being dragged away from my sewing to help haul some junky old truck.
Dad didn’t have a legal towing bar, so he towed it with an old chain and a very unwilling teen sitting behind the wheel. My job was to steer and hit the brakes to keep the old truck from slamming into the back of the car as he pulled us along. I practically pushed that pedal through the floor, I was hitting it so hard.
I cried in terror the entire time. I have never forgotten it.
Trucks still scare me for some reason. Don’t ask me why.
My Granny had an old Plymouth Fury in the 1960’s. She had it for 20 years. It had red leather interior with white leather seats, and a gorgeous chrome dashboard. Her car had the coolest push buttons inside, I used to love to play with them. Then I would polish them to remove my finger prints. It was such fun.
Grandma would drive swiftly down the road with the windows rolled down, her white hair flowing in the breeze, wearing her cats eyes style leopard sunglasses. She was quite a looker, even in her older years.
Watching that red car sail down the road, was a sight to see, let me tell you!
My cousins like to name their vehicles, I remember they had a big old blue truck, aptly named BIG BLUE.
This truck looks like a BIG BLUE, doesn’t it?
Then there’s the “Gansta style” cars, reminiscent of old movies, Durby hats and women with silk stocking wearing red lipstick and mink shawls.
I adore the headlights with their own hood. Did they really think this would help keep them dry when driving down the road?
What stories it could tell!
Have a beautiful day!