Monday, November 14, 2011

Thematic Photographic 171 - Classic


They don't make them like they used to
London, ON, June 2011

This is probably the loudest vehicle I've ever heard. Since it's a convertible, I'm guessing the guy who owns it has probably suffered hearing damage by now. I'm also pretty sure as it slowly cruised through the parking lot, I could see the roiled air behind it, likely a byproduct of incomplete combustion and fuel "economy" that probably never managed to scrape its way out of single digits.

None of that matters a whit, of course, as I'm sure everyone who saw the car that day probably wished they owned it. Classic cars will do that to even the most green of anti-motorheads. They just have a presence about them that newer vehicles - appliances, really - don't.

Your turn: Thematic celebrates all things classic this week. Cars, architecture, people, whatever. If you think it qualifies as classic, shoot it and share it on your blog. Then leave a comment here letting us know where to find it. Visit other participants and generally share the photographic joy. We'll be doing the classic thing all week. For more info on how Thematic Photographic, our weekly photo-sharing extravaganza, works, just click here.

17 comments:

Kavi said...

Completely awesome snap ! once a classic, always a classic !

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Well, they don't make cars like that any more... Now its all plastic bumpers....hardly any steel... My entry is pretty straight forward..
:-) http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2011/11/tp171-classic.html

Lisa Shafer said...

Max is gonna LOVE this theme!

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Here's mine. The photo's not good at all, but it's worth a laugh.

http://apaperbackwriterphotos.blogspot.com/2011/11/photo-non-contest-171-classic.html

Max said...

That's a 1971 or '72 Mercury Cougar. Beautiful car. I've got a '70 Convertible Ford LTD, bigger cousin to the Cougar. I guess I'll have to do the classic car set, but I think I'm going to try something a little more obscure first.

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

More obscure than my waxed paper?

Gilly said...

Well, I found some cars, but a couple of other things too here

Max said...

I forgot about these until Writer's wax paper made me thing about them. See my classics here.

Aunt Snow said...

What kind of car is it? I don't know cars very well. Ooh - thanks, Max!

I've got my classic here:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com/2009/04/april-enchantment-la-style.html

Alexia said...

So many beautiful classics come to mind. You car pic is beautiful!

My entry is here.

Max said...

I think this is more like what you were expecting?

Bob Scotney said...

I was nearly stimied this week when you put up that car and Alan Burnett put an old chevrolet as his picture prompt on Sepia Saturday.
Si I turned to books instead.
http://bit.ly/tyhtQr

Elizabeth Sigalet said...

Great theme! Here is my contribution combining the theme and my current project of posting photos from travelling in Italy.

Aunt Snow said...

Got me another classic:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Went to this show last night. Really nice, really wonderful to experience these artists, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall.

Karen S. said...

Well Carmi, (nice car) great capture of such a classic part of a great classic too.... anyway, I am running out of TP time and exhausted my search for the perfect telephone booth, and one that's actually alive and being used...so here is my 2nd best classic

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/11/thematic-photographic-171-classic.html

Karen S. said...

Chrissy and Writer best ever classics! timely and purposeful!

Max said...

Another round of Classics.