Monday, September 29, 2008

A few more photos from the show...

...taken in large measure to distract myself from feeling miserable.

The attempt failed, but I rather like the photos.

First off, the radiator badge from a rare French car circa 1910. I didn't recognize the name -- and don't remember it -- but I think the badge is cool...



The Minerva, a luxury car built in Belgium in the 1920s, bore a likeness of its namesake goddess on its radiator cap...



I always like tailfins, especially those brash appendages on a 1959 Cadillac. That's a factory-original paint color, by the way, unbelievably called Persian Sand...



Another French "invention," circa 1910: canvas fenders! Practical, and easy to replace when damaged...



Finally, a Model "A" Ford from 1929. What made this particular car a crowd-pleaser was its utter originality, from paint to upholstery to mechanical components. Only the tires, fan belt and radiator hoses have been replaced, and beyond that the owner has only cleaned it...



And that's all I have to say or show regarding this day.

3 comments:

WhimsicalMadCap said...

A rooster manipulating a steering wheel! Straight out of Bugs Bunny, LOL!

Hope this week goes lots better 4 U, Scribbs.

Blessings,

WMC

Anonymous said...

Canvas fenders? Leave it to the French! Haha. :)

S

picaboblu said...

gotta love a car with fins!