Tag Archives: cars and car spotting

weiner(mobile) in motion

What a difference a week makes, especially in the Midwest in the early spring.  Just last Friday, I was trying to photograph the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. With a phone camera. From a moving car. In a blizzard. I will photograph … Continue reading

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auto show colors and color names: thank you, ford

Thanks go out to the Ford Motor Company, who once again this year left the Monroney window sticker stuck in the window of every car on their display stand at the Chicago Auto Show.  For those of us who love … Continue reading

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this is not a picture of detroit, michigan

It happened again for the second year in a row.  I was in Chicago (Illinois) for the Chicago Auto Show today, and I took this particular picture with my smartphone.  It’s a perfectly conventional view of the Buick show stand, as … Continue reading

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the red gmc panel van of hand lettering

It’s a visit from the bright red GMC panel van of hand lettering!  Spotted this beauty at lunch time at our usual place. Beautiful letter forms and traditional brushwork, not easily captured with a phone camera.  Oh, the things you … Continue reading

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french translation

According to Menards, that’s French for “lawnmower”. With the recycling can, the Black Car, our 1996 Geo Prizm, and an excuse to play with Pixlr and try to achieve the true old school Instamatic look.  There was no good way … Continue reading

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the single plate mystery beast

Indiana is a single plate state: we are only required to display a single license plate on the rear bumpers of our vehicles. Since many states require plates on both the front and rear, auto manufacturers design cars for the … Continue reading

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photographs we wish we’d taken

This photograph represents the intersection in the Venn diagram between “people who always wanted one of those original Honda Z coupes” and “people who always wanted have a car small enough to park in a empty cart corral at Wal-Mart”. … Continue reading

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memorial day weekend:all american car

What better way to celebrate the patriotic US holiday Memorial Day than with a great big beautiful piece of traditional American iron, photographed  on a hot sunny afternoon in the middle of the first long weekend of summer. (Down by … Continue reading

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ride ’em!

Witness the hood ornament on a 1911 Fiat Tipo 6, photographed at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in 2015 and circulating around the internet. This is, of course, extremely awesome. And it raises two questions.  One, of course, is why … Continue reading

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a french helicron of 1932

Edison, Kekionga’s Radio Whizzbang (that most eccentric young inventor) lives in abandoned motel, dresses in garb from the turn of the previous century, and whirrs around the byways of Salt County in a vehicle he calls his Propeller Phaeton.  People … Continue reading

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