Saturday, June 14, 2008

A bit kooky, a Toyota truck frame, and a Silver Hawk being driven without enthusiasm

It started with a toyota truck, but Toyota trucks aren't cool, so he made this!

I asked about the car and why he drives it, he replied that it just came along his way.
Well dig a hole and bury my hope that you were enjoying an old Studebaker Silver Hawk.

Big and elegant, great pinstriping too

Pre '65 drag races at Barona on July 26th, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lifters Car Club

This is a very BITCHIN trophy!

And the timing marks are lined up. No half ass assembly here!

Possibly the coolest factory center console i've seen

Just at the end of the ramp of the 8 East to Main in El Cajon

Looks lonely up there

I've never found a hearse on the streets before

Stop raising the price, and you won't run out of numbers!

Nice driveway!


Soon to have rear disc brakes, and switch the front disc to finned drums.

Reflections of the La Mesa cruise

'64 Dart caught my eye, it might have been the cool filler cap, or maybe the trim piece on the hood

Friday, June 13, 2008

La Mesa has killed it's car show. Look Deena, no spectators! This great Dart deserves an audience

What is missing? People. It's about 5 or 6pm, and no one is around, the clock tower looks like 6, but I believe it's not reset to keep up with the time change every spring. The relative angle of the shadow would tell Danny Dunn what time it is...
A second shot that also doesn't have a single person anywhere. Dead town, even when a car show is on. That is what happens when they hassle and aggravate the car owners.

Beautiful paint!

'64 Comet 404, a daily driver!

nice upholstery, and I'm on a backseat ashtray kick right now... realizing that cars aren't even made with lighters or ashtrays anymore. I'm not pro-smoking, but I am for the freedom to choose to enjoy whatever you want. Rear seat ashtrays represent the pre-70's. When the world was innocent to the dangers of smoking.

For 1964 the Comet acquired new lines with and all new squared off body line design. Different from previous models, these new Comets were a bit longer and more futuristic in style. The 1964 model introduced new names in the Comet Caliente , Comet 202 and Comet 404. Three distinctive packages with the same body lines and drivetrain components. The Caliente was the sport model with the cyclone being the ultimate package with the v-8 engine as standard equipment, 6,000 rpm factory dash tachometer and bucket seat interior in addition to the attractive color keyed body side molding. The 202 model was the economy version while the 404 nicely filled the mid series slot A WebSite for 1964 Mercury Comet Information and Production Numbers Has errors about the fact that the 60 and 61 Comets weren't Mercurys, they were Fords.