Saturday, November 17, 2018

Not a bad job

I was on call at the paper today. There were only two assignments – an open house for a new Tractor Supply and a car show.

As I read the assignment, I smiled and thought of my blog buddy Jack over at Shiplog. If it's possible to love old cars more than me, then I think the award would go to Jack. Almost all of his posts start off with a vintage car.

Today, as I strolled through the parking lot, I saw some new cars that were very nice. I saw an old VW Beetle that a young woman is restoring, and I saw cars that made me drool. 

My favorite ones are cars from the 50s and 60s. That was when American car manufacturers were at their peak for designing and building beautiful cars.

As I packed up my camera and headed into the office to upload the pictures, I thought – hey, this is not a bad job.


  1. Hooray for a day which reminds you just what you enjoy about your job.

  2. Every brand looked different each year. By October, every kid on the block could spot and name every new model. Today's cars are way better, but they do not have the personality of those oldies.

  3. Looks like a great job to have. You and Jack certainly do love your cars! I agree the cars today don't make a dent in what they used to be.

  4. I remember when the 'bug' was the only imported car you saw on the road in the USA. And you are so right about the 50-60s era. The car people have never been able to revive the 'showing of the New Cars' feeling and excitement.... Oh yeah, you gotta love that '57 Chevy! I look forward to the visits here. BTW Thanks for the shout-out!

  5. After the 80s, I was always more partial to the older cars. I think they are better looking and made tougher than the new ones now days.

  6. Yes, some of those old care are beauties. Today's styles are maybe more efficient but they lack character. I know a high School professor who rebuilt old cars and he has some awesome ones that he drives around in.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. The 50's were certainly a great time for automotive designers. You could tell what kind of car was on the road at a quick glance. It made for a great game on long rides.

  8. Anonymous1:06 PM

    I LOVE the old cars!!

  9. The secret to happiness is doing what you love and that makes any job great! I can tell you have found that happy place! I love the car picks..and they just don't make them like that any more..even though they cost as much as a home used to!


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