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Came across this rather unusual van parked in the shadows of the granite spires of Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile. The park is an amazingly beautiful place and the van definitely seemed a little out of place.
Wicked is a company that rents uniquely decorated minivans to function as transportation and sleeping accommodations for tourists. A little cramped for me but I can see it being popular with a lot of travelers. Certainly it was memorable and therein lays an important lesson in advertising.
A scene that seems like it might have been snapped a half century ago — two pretty girls sitting on the hood of a classic car. Of course, it’s not. I think the give-away are the tattoos; I see at least three of them (plus there’s a cell phone on the ground, too). Back in the 1950s “nice” girls just didn’t get tattooed. That was something “trashy” people did. My, how we’ve changed…..
Photo taken last summer in Calgary.
Lovely Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is said to be one of the romantic destinations in the world. The city has long been under the rule of a royal family, the House of Mewar, the world’s longest serving dynasty. Visiting the City Palace, historic home of the family (and where they still live) is a highlight of a visit to Udaipur. If, like me, you enjoy classic cars, a chance to see the Royal car collection is an opportunity not to be missed.
After finishing with our visit to and lunch at the City Palace, several of us headed to the Vintage and Classic Car Collection which opened to the public in 2000. All the vehicles on display — just under two dozen …
Butte, Montana, is a colorful town. It was in its heyday about a century ago, and I would have loved to have visited it during that time. Butte (pronounced B-yut) was one of the largest and most advanced cities in the western United States.
As the mines around Butte have progressively (but not completely) played out and closed, the town has lost lots of its people and much of its luster. Still, while somewhat worn, it has charm. As we drove around the streets, I found this beautiful classic car parked in front of buildings that were old when it was new. Believe it’s a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air. Not in perfect condition but it seemed to be well cared for and …
A beautiful classic car spotted while visiting my dad in Winnipeg. It was parked in the lot of a shopping mall — well removed from all other vehicles (wisely so, I think). One of my classic cars, a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air. Obviously lovingly maintained. I didn’t get to talk to the owner, but I think the photos tell their own story.
Besides its extensive collection of antique gasoline pumps and signs, Calgary’s Gasoline Alley museum has a fascinating assortment of cars and trucks! Many of these are unique, at least in my experience, as they were mostly collected from vehicles driven in Alberta. As such, you’ll see more trucks than at most car museums because trucks were (and still are) very important to Alberta’s economy.
What follows are several galleries of photos of my favorite vehicles in Gasoline Alley’s collection — far from everything! For the sake of organization and no other reason, I’ve divided them by year of manufacturing, the oldest first with newer vehicles to follow. I could just as easily have divided them by brand, trucks versus …
The exhibit was called: “Stars of the Big and Small Screen. See the Cars that were the Stars”…. and it was an interesting collection of American Steel. Free popcorn, guided tours, free movies (Herbie the Love Bug was playing the day I visited), costumes for kids to dress up in themed to go with the cars — it was designed to be a fun activity for a family. And it was fun!
Calgary has an automobile museum known as “Gasoline Alley” which is located in Heritage Park. I’d not visited this museum before but when I heard about this special Hollywood-themed exhibit (the first event rolled out for the 50th anniversary celebration of the park), I thought it’s time to be …