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October 2008

1960 Buick LeSabre

1960 Buick LeSabre
1960 Buick LeSabre

I doubt too many people would say that the early 1960’s were a great time for automobile design.  This seemed to be a period of awkward transition between the classic designs of the late 1950’s and the muscle car era of the late 1960’s.  Design-wise I think this 1960 Buick LeSabre was a mess. The odd thing is it really didn’t look that bad in person.  It certainly isn’t beautiful but somehow it works.  There are a lot of interesting details that you just don’t notice in photos. Continue reading “1960 Buick LeSabre”

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Willys-Overland Jeepster

Willys-Overland Jeepster
Willys-Overland Jeepster

The Jeepster was built by Willys-Overland from 1948-1950.  Only around 20,000 of these were built in those three years.  It was an attempt to make a more normal, family friendly Jeep.  The quirky design was created by famous industrial designer Brooks Stevens, but it didn’t appeal to the mass market. Continue reading “Willys-Overland Jeepster”

New Standard License Plate Design

New Tag Design
New Tag Design

Today the Governor announced what we have all been waiting to hear…  our car tags will have a new design starting in January!  O.K., nobody even had the least bit of concern about this.  Even I didn’t, and I take pride in being able to identify state plates from hundreds of yards away.  I also have a decent little antique tag collection on my garage wall.  I digress, here is the new design…   Continue reading “New Standard License Plate Design”

1970’s Pontiac Trans Ams

Pontiac Trans Am
Pontiac Trans Am

Here are a couple of 70’s Trans Ams that were at Krispy Kreme Kruise Ins.  I didn’t get the exact year of either one but the blue one seems to be a 73 or 74, and the white one has to be late 70’s.  Any Pontiac experts out there feel free to educate us in the comments below. Continue reading “1970’s Pontiac Trans Ams”

1952 Crosley Super Sedan

1952 Crosley Super
1952 Crosley Super

If you are like me you are saying “what the heck is a Crosley?”  That’s a very good question, and unless you were around back then (and very into cars) you probably have never heard of Crosley, much less seen one.  Two weeks ago I called the Nash Metropolitan the “SMART of it’s day“.  I was wrong, the Nash was more like the MINI of it’s day.  THIS was the SMART of it’s day.  Continue reading “1952 Crosley Super Sedan”

Krispy Kreme is great, donuts not bad either

Hoover Krispy Kreme
Hoover Krispy Kreme

I know I drivel on and on about the Krispy Kreme Cruise In.  Or should that be Kruise In?  It is attracting some seriously unusual and/or rare machinery.  To give you an idea of what I mean, here is a partial list of what I can remember from this month’s Kruise In, and remember that there were less than 50 cars there. Continue reading “Krispy Kreme is great, donuts not bad either”

1956 DeSoto Firedome Convertible

1956 DeSoto Firedome Convertible
1956 DeSoto Firedome Convertible

Wow.  It was time for the Krispy Kreme cruise in again, and with the beautiful fall weather it did not disappoint.  There were plenty of cars that I have not seen before in person.  Unfortunately I wasn’t very well prepared and my camera batteries quickly gave out.  But not before I got photos of some of the rarer vehicles there, like this beautiful 1956 DeSoto Firedome Convertible. Continue reading “1956 DeSoto Firedome Convertible”

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