Monday, September 27, 2010

ROD-A-DAY:: 1931 Ford Pickup

Crusty, rusty 1931 Ford AV8 Pickup on the streets of Brooklyn.

I'm surprised how many old cars I am starting to see on the streets of this city. It gives me hope for humanity. (Thanks to owner Drew for correcting me on the model year! Shame on me.)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Collection of vintage Schwinn bikes outside of Bill's Cycles in Woodside, Queens (NY).

My boyfriend and I went on a very long (somewhere around 30 miles) bike ride this past weekend to check out Flushing Meadows park, and I hit the brakes when I saw this fine assortment of vintage Schwinn Stingrays and Fastracks outside of a bike shop on Roosevelt avenue.

Once we made it to the park, other sparkling sights from an era gone by included the giant Unisphere, constructed for the World's Fair '64/'65 (which was a horrendous failure)...

(Note the severed tree that was just part of the damage from the tornado that ripped through the area two days before, which tore down the street in front of our apartment as I was looking out the window worrying about the putrid green color of the sky...)

And the other abandoned building from the Fair, the New York State Pavilion, which used to look like this:

But now looks like a horrific abandoned futuristic circus big top, prime for the set of a B-grade slasher movie.

I was inspired to practice my circus skillz.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ROD-A-DAY:: 1957 Dodge Custom Royal

1957 Dodge Custom Royal D-500 @ the Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals, July 11, 2010.
Photo via Flickr by Paul Balze

I've said it many times before, but for some reason, when asked what my all-time favorite classic car is, the 1957/58 Dodge always comes first to my mind. DeSoto, Coronet, Royal...all with their enormous bat-like wings and front end with a menacing grimace. Virgil Exner hit the nail on the head with this one.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Closet Cleanin'

Well, well, well...months and months ago I was working in earnest to clean out some of the years of junk accumulating in my closets, when I came across a number of rolls of undeveloped 35mm film. (Oh, remember the days?!) Lo and behold, at least one of the rolls contained a bevvy of photos from an old NSRA show I'd been to in PA. Joy!

Fast forward to now, when I'm sick as a dog at home, trying to keep my mind off my throbbing throat and numbing my brain with a little website maintenance, when I realize that HEY NOW...I never posted those old photos to my website.

...voila! I mustered up my last bit of energy for the evening to provide you with some "vintage" Garage goodies. Click the image above to head over to our RODS page and open up the NSRA '00 photo gallery.