Sunday, March 25, 2012

Not not your father's Buick


The way it used to be
London, ON, March 2009
About this photo: Thematic, our weekly photo-theme extravaganza, explores "lights on" this week. Click here for more.
For reasons still not clear to me, I found myself staring at my car's headlights the other day. They're typical of today's technology: flush-mounted for aerodynamic efficiency, complex structures to give the vehicle a little bit of bling.

As evidenced by this picture of a '73 Buick LeSabre convertible, the state-of-the-art has advanced tremendously in 39 years. And as much as we can claim that today's technology - halogen, high-intensity discharge, LED, whatever - is light-years (sorry) better when you're sitting behind the wheel late at night trying to avoid deer, stray cats and smartphone-reading pedestrians, I still kinda miss the plain old round fixtures that lit the way for the land yachts of yore.

Nostalgia rears its head in strange ways, apparently.

Your turn: What triggers feelings of nostalgia in you?

1 comment:

Michael Manning said...

We actually have a Sinclair gas station with a 1960 Ford flat bed pickup truck parked in front as a billboard, I guess. It's full service and their motto is "We as American as it gets". Wow!