Saturday, November 24, 2007

Naked Autos

When my friend pointed out this vehicle parked at the restaurant, I did a double take. For heavens sake, it was like a bad movie of the aging burlesque queen who insists upon taking it off once more for all to see. The dang sedan simply looked naked. Bare. Badly in need of a housecoat. The doodads at the windshield just added to the sluttish impression .

In the strange world of collectible autos, I'm used to cars showing off their innards. Like this one, with a mirror, yet, to make sure no passer-by misses any of the chrome.

Or even dandied old vehicles driving the boulevards to display transplanted gear that makes them over into street rods. Hmm. Now that I mull it over, maybe the owner of the first car is merely thumbing his nose at the excess chrome. I'd like to think so.

11 comments:

sheoflittlebrain said...

The naughty auto of shady lane! She does look embarrassingly exposed.

Hope it warms up at your house. It turned very cold rather suddenly, I thought...

Avus said...

Yup! I guess the owner of the first car is definitely making a statement.

Catalyst said...

Naked, yes, but way too complicated for this backyard mechanic. The last car I understood under the hood was my '48 Chevy.

Granny J said...

Brain -- I believe that my new furnace is somewhat undersized! Brrr!

Avus -- Probably that the hood is totally rusted away or is in the shop getting one more dent beat out of it.

Cat-A -- That's another part of how to dumb down America -- make our cars too complicated for today's young men (ok -- and women) to learn a smattering of mechanics.

OmegaMom said...

We have hereabouts a bright yellow classic car that has a plexiglass hood, so you can see the engine at all times...

Granny J said...

dotter -- now that's an idea whose time has arrived! Keep the dust... the snow... the autumn leaves (and the squirrels) out!

Anonymous said...

Hi, GJ. Did the car without a bonnet have current plates on it?

Speaking of squirrels. I have started a blog to show a red one that visits us. http://worldphotos4.wordpress.com/ if you are interested.

Steve

Granny J said...

Steve -- good to see you back. That's one bushy tailed squirrel if I ever saw one! FYI, in case the entire URL isn't showing up, try this link.

Steve said...

GJ, thanks.

smilnsigh said...

This first comment here is sooooo great!!!!

Mari-Nanci

Granny J said...

SnS -- brain has a way with words, she has!

 
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