Sunday, September 18, 2011

old cars, new cars

old cars, new cars, 
rusted, repainted, remodeled,
running on grease cars

The streets around the town square have been blocked off for Fairfield's annual car show. It's raining, a light, chilly rain, but that hasn't stopped people from wandering around, gawking at the collection of cars and trucks. There are vehicles of many makes and models, most with their hoods open to show off the engines. Some are in original mint condition, like the graceful 1932 Ford with its running boards, the grinning 1939 Mercury (the first year Mercury came out) and the red 1957 Chevy Bel Air 4-door with its famous tail fins. The rusted humpback 1947 Pontiac Streamliner 4-door has not been remodeled, yet somehow it carries a dignity not seen in the 1913 Ford T-bucket with its hotrod remake and flame paint job. One of the remodeled vehicles, a custom batwing, displays originality in design. The Oliver Built "That's How We Roll" car, converted to run on grease, shows originality in function, as well as a sense of humor. "You don't have to be Big to run with the Big Dogs!" is painted above the NNNNFUN license plate and a fake eyeball stuck inside a side window has one young boy pointing and laughing. 

No comments:

Post a Comment