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November 14, 2010

Car Photo of the Day: Still Life with Holley Carbs.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 7:56 pm
Still Life with Holley Carbs.
Still Life with Holley Carbs.

The CPotD returns! This car was my favorite machine on the field of the Art Center Car Show a couple of summer’s back. It wore a wonderful patina like an old leather jacket and a pair of faded jeans – relaxed and comfy compared to the over-restored straightjackets that surrounded it. Motivated by an old flathead straight-eight, that ultimate pre-war American machine, I bet it sounds wonderful when driven in anger.

Can you name the car?

Here is another view:

October 17, 2010

Car Photo of the Day: Still Life with Covered Bridge.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 9:19 am

One of the great pleasures for me of the Internet Protocol is finding kindred spirits in far away places. The transformation of that relationship from virtual to real makes things like business travel endurable for me. I’m stuck in a hotel in Northern Virginia for two weeks but since I have “Internet Friends” all over the world I have been able to do things an ordinary business traveler normally can not, such as:

  • Attend a friend’s birthday party.
  • Go to a professional hockey game (or two!) in a strange city.
  • Have dinner in an amazing ethnic restaurant with somebody who knows what to order.
  • Go for a drive in a vintage car through some autumn color and covered bridges.

I’ve done all of the above in the past week, all while still going to work every day. Yesterday was the “vintage car and covered bridges” day with my friend (and GTTSR Co-driver) Mark Collien. Mark lives in Maryland and invited me along on the drive (more pics coming soon.)

Meanwhile here is a photo with two mystery cars for you to identify. I didn’t even see the mystery blue car at first, but as I walked into the bean field it was revealed lying on the opposite bank of the stream behind the bridge. Can you name the cars?

July 8, 2010

Still Life with Rat Fink in Rust Hole.

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 3:05 pm

I think the posting title sums it up pretty well, don’t you?

The carspotting anoraks can venture guesses as to the make & model of the car.

July 6, 2010

Still Life with … that thingamabob on a Mk. 2 Jaguar

Filed under: Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 11:36 am
…WTF are these things anyway?
…WTF are these things anyway?

Still Life with Bowtie Horn Button

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Still Life with Skinners Union HD8 Carburetors

Filed under: Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 11:29 am
The true origin of the Giant Sucking Sound.
The true origin of the Giant Sucking Sound.

…but in a GOOD way.

Still Life with DOHC

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Still Life with... — chuck goolsbee @ 11:13 am

A car that showed up at an Auto-cross practice session I attended some time ago. Shot from across the parking lot with a telephoto lens, which forces perspective and makes things pop a little.

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