Sunday, October 23, 2011

1958 Ford Fairlane

I have a theory that some car models look best in selected colors. While the 1958 Ford was not nearly as pure a design as the 56 and 57 models, this dazzling turquoise becomes it very well.

Once upon a time, introducing a new car line was a very big deal.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1959 Cadillacs

Few cars could claim to be more flamboyant than the 1959 Cadillac, the ultimate Retro Rocket. Left, the Cadillac Sedan deVille four window, now commonly referred to as a 'flat top'. Flat tops were available in all divisions at GM for a few years but apparently did not sell well. I can't think why but I always tilt towards zany given the choice. At the right, a slightly more sedate Coupe deVille.
The following several pictures are of the Sedan deVille.
What that rear window looks like from inside. No blind spots here.

A particularly flattering angle showing the curve of the fin meeting the curved roofline.
Get ready for take-off. Next stop, the moon.
The following pictures are of the Coupe deVille.

If you have soaring fins and jet exhaust at the rear, then you definitely need jet intakes at the front.

Following, a film strip (with accompanying record) tells the tale of the 1959 Cadillac is six sections. These film strips were sent to dealers.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II

In my humble opinion, still the most beautiful and perfect design in American automobile history -- simple, graceful and elegant.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy Halloween

As Halloween approaches, I just thought I'd mention that my picture book, Which Way to Witch School? is still in print and available via most on-line bookstores, such as amazon, of course. This month Scholastic is offering a paperback version exclusively in their school book clubs in the US and Canada.

1956 Chevrolet Nomad

The two door station wagon with neato sliding glass panels, born from the Nomad show car based on the then-new Corvette. There was also a Pontiac version, the Safari.

Building excitement on television for the 1956 Chevrolet.