The government allows the daughter 6 pain-med infusion treatments a year, so they are 8 or 9 weeks apart. Any further than that and the treatment wears off, and her pain levels mount quickly. My hour drives up the highway with her are always on Tuesdays, because that’s when the doctor schedules the clinic in the hospital.
Late in July, the doctor wanted to take some vacation time, and set up a clinic on a Friday, so that people like the daughter wouldn’t have to go a couple of extra painful weeks. This was the Friday of the ‘Cruisin’ On King Street’ annual old-car show.
After the hour drive home, I dropped her off at her place, and walked a block into the big park where they were marshalling the cars. I took along my camera, and took photos of some of the older vehicles that caught my attention.
1931 Ford ‘Vickie’ Crown Victoria
Late ’60s Corvette, blah in straight white, side scoop should be contrasting color.
1932 ‘Deuce’ coupe cabriolet, (convertible/soft-top) an “any color, as long as it’s black” that Ford never provided.
It was reported that a 1939 Ford truck was the oldest vehicle in the show….and yet, here’s a 1923 ‘Bucket T’ model Ford, but it’s a kit car, with Fiberglas body and all-new frame and running gear. While the ‘model’ is ’23, the hot rod is 2007.
Another Coupe, this one with hard-top and rumble seat, and hot-rod wheels.
A 1939 red Dodge Saloon, looking very much like my ’39 Pontiac, but with custom wheels.
Now, that shade of green, or the blue above, would complement that ‘Vette.
A 1961 VW Bug, not even ‘hopped up’, just prettified.
Back in the 60s, car companies and individuals had ideas about ‘Cars Of The Future.’ A few of them worked out – most didn’t. We actually went back to ‘cars of the past’ for a few. The PT Cruiser was mainly successful, while the Chevy SSR car, and the HHR van/truck didn’t fare as well.
Here are four 1960s artistic concept cars.
A bit too Avant Garde, but this concept became the Chevy ‘El Camino’ and the Ford ‘Ranchero.’
The Corvette’s grandfather. Look at the models in these photos, and the clothes, shoes and hairdos. They certainly weren’t advertising to the oil-soaked wrench jockeys.
Somebody wanted to go back and recreate a 1923 T-Bucket Hot Rod with new engine and running gear. It was very much a niche market, and the private builders were more than enough to supply the market.
I titled my post a couple of years ago, “Wasted Days.” This day was definitely not a waste. 😎