I grew up with "car guys". My dad was one, and my brothers followed suit. My brothers are 14 and 18 years older than I and we never lived in the same household. But some of my earliest memories are of them and their cars, either doing demolition derbies or changing the oil or just plain "talking car" (it is a language all its own). My youngest brother Kevin owns a SWEET 1969 Boss 302 Mustang that he restored himself.
As much as my dad and brothers are/were "car guys", none of them holds a candle to Rick, my brother in-law. Now he's a CAR GUY.
|Ah, yes - the model Ralph Nader dubbed|
"Unsafe at any Speed"! :D
Seeing as how I'm clueless when it comes to the inner workings of my automobile (I do know how to add oil and jump-start a car, though!), I've always admired guys who can work on cars. I think we'll see less and less of this as the years roll on, seeing as how there are so many electronics and computer parts in cars these days. Personally, my car has power-nothing and I like it that way - less stuff to break! (Seriously. I still have roll-down windows and push-up locks!)
Old Stuff Only, I knew I had to have it. In fact, I bought two of them - one to save and one to use in my art work. Isn't it MARVELOUS?!?!? It's full color throughout and in mint condition. What I love (and find hysterical) is the size of these cars - as my friend Jacq, who owned a Cougar, would say, "It's like driving a living room!".
I love old cars myself, but I like the super-vintage ones like Packards, Crosleys, Studebakers, Tuckers, etc. More on those in a later post.
And yes! I love making collages with these beautiful cars - they're such a fun subject! :D