1. It’s PionEER day (as people pronounce it here), which means an oh-the-humanity walk to work (roads are closed and people are CAMPING on the sidewalk, so the car and the bike are out).
2. Yesterday was Raymond Chandler’s birthday, in 1888. I’ve been thinking of The Big Sleep lately, but I’m still trying to limit my re-reading and go through new books for the summer.
3. Check out photographer Jennifer Greenberg’s “The Rockabillies,” portraits of people who really embrace 50’s style and decor. And cars:
Seriously, what IS that? I thought cars like this only existed in cartoons. It’s fantastic.
I concur. 🙂
My own dad was guessing a ’54 or ’55 Lincoln with mods…whatever it is, I want it!
The car looks something like a ’56 Chrysler 300B to me, but it’s obviously been heavily modified and I could be completely wrong. It’s been lowered and “Frenched” (i.e., external hardware like door handles have been removed and the holes filled in to give you that smooth, unbroken side), and it looks like the body may have been lengthened, too. From what my dad tells me, this sort of thing wasn’t uncommon in the ’50s, much like the street-racer mods we see today; a lot of cartoon cars were probably suggested by things the artists were seeing on their way to work…