Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

We're back at Ted's Garage today.  This place was just too full of wonderful photo ops for just one post.  Today, another taste of the snazzy old cars and vintage atmosphere .  Who knows, we could come back again if you'd like.  I have a trunk full of photos left!

Yes, Ted did drive this one from Peking to Paris!


PURE nostalgia

29 comments:

raf said...

These are beauties, Virginia! Can hardly post enough of these classics. Used to own a '50 Ford convertible and I did drive it to Paris....Texas, that is.
Yep, you're right - pure nostalgia.

Olivier said...

j'adore ces vieilles voitures, elles me font rêver.j'aime beaucoup la dernière photo.

Judy - So California said...

V, Love this - the first new car I remember my folks having was a 1949 Ford. Pure nostalgia is right! Great pics for sure. Take us back any time....please.

Bibi said...

Cherry, cherry, these cars. Now you've made me nostalgic for Sunday drives...

Laurie said...

I'm LOVING these shots!!!

Abe Lincoln said...

The middle photo looks like a 1949 Ford. Maybe a fifty. I rode around in one of them a lot with a friend trying to pick up girls. LOL

Most people were riding around in the cars that looked like the bottom photo except they were always painted black. I never saw a blue one.

alice said...

What a treat!

Babooshka said...

From the UK Birmingham home of the car industry that was this is sort of nostalgic. Love that azure. Makes me think of Nice.

Peter said...

Incredible, the number of nice cars! ... and Ted drove all the way form Peking to Paris? Must have been a nice adventure!

jb said...

Omigod, a McLaren CanAm car! I met Bruce in NZ in the late 60s and later (after his death) got an invite to the factory when it was still right next to Heathrow.
This is CHOICE.

Thérèse said...

The blue color does not seem original though. Was there such a color at that time?

Knoxville Girl said...

shiny and voluptuous, just as an auto should be.
Peking to Paris? I'll bet he had a sore behind

altadenahiker said...

Yeah, I'm still stuck on the Peking to Paris part.

Virginia said...

I have added a link regarding the Peking to Paris race under the photo.
V

Jacob said...

Wow! Those photos take me back. My first care was a l937 Chevrolet; lowered the back end, dual exhausts, fender skirts, really cool!

Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Wayne said...

It sounds like Ted came in second in the race too.

Blognote said...

My favourite items!! Beautiful! Just what cars should look like.

Ken Mac said...

steal a car, then take some pics on the run!

Marie-Noyale said...

Would not mind another post! I love those old cars.
They are so shinny we can see you taking the picture!!!
That Prince Borghese must have been an interesting fellow to stop a race to attend a Gala dinner!!!

nathalie in avignon said...

I'm really not into cars either old or new but I must say your photos are great! I loved your portrait of Kate - I followed the link to her website and really enjoyed her work. There's both joy and talent there. Congratulations!

angela said...

Cars aren't really my thing but your lovely photos might convince me. Now Peking to Paris...I'd enjoy that.

Harriet said...

Great photos. Enjoyed reading the link Peking to Paris.

Ming the Merciless said...

These vintage cars are so ornate and beautiful. I love the details they put on the cars, especially the lights. They look almost like a face.

marley said...

What classic motors. I love the blue one!

altadenahiker said...

Oh, thank you Virg! I could do that, I really could. I wouldn't win, but I'd survive.

Dusty Lens said...

Love the blue car! As I said, what a dream garage!

Journey2thepast said...

Photos that make you long for the good ole days when cars were cars and the journey was part of the fun!

PJ said...

I read the PM articles and it sounds fascinating. Ted must be one tough bird.

Tash said...

V. these are truly great photos of great classics. (I was checking if the male bloggers left more comments on this one - but it seems pretty even.)