Archive for the cars Category

Friday feelgood song of the week: "Him or Me" by Paul Revere and the Raiders

Posted in American music, badassery, cars, fuzzy childhood memories, made in usa, showmanship, youth culture on September 18, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

new cars for 1975

Posted in cars, ephemera, vanishing America on September 17, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Click for embiggenment. Grandma mobiles or pimp rides- you decide!
grabbed from an Amoco ad- lead free gas for 1975!

1952 Chevrolet Station Wagon

Posted in cars, fuzzy childhood memories, made in usa, vanishing America on June 7, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from the NY Times

X ray comparisons of ’63 cars (1963)

Posted in cars, ephemera, made in usa on April 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from a Rambler ad, Popular Mechanics, 1963.

Mercedes Benz 0319 Panorama

Posted in badassery, cars, i am endlessly fascinating with tags , on March 11, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This one is called an “Executive Coach” – LOVE that color scheme!

Gott in himmel! Is this not the most beautiful thing you’ve seen in your entire life? That rollback canvas sunroof is breaking my heart! Give me a classic car with some real character over a brand new luxury car with iPod jack and holo-DVD player any fucking day of the week. I imagine this ducky little erfahrener Reisender happily belching his way across some sunny Alpine pass with the Von Trapp family piled in the back. It seems as though these were never sold in the US, which is surprising given the popularity of the VW Microbus. Add a Mercedes Benz o319 panarama bus to my “Must Buy When I Become An Eccentric Internet Millionaire” list.

There’s a fine example for sale here. There’s a brochure for sale on Ebay but it’s in Spanish and $50 (from whence i stole the image above)

Al’s Auto Grave Yard, Cicero, IL (1950)

Posted in badassery, cars, chicago, made in usa, photography, vanishing America on February 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Collision at stock car races, Soldier Field, Chicago, August 1950

1963 International Harvester Scout 80 pickup

Posted in badassery, cars, items i didn't win, made in usa on February 19, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The most beautiful thing i’ve seen today.