The World's Smallest Impromptu Car Show
As we casually drove along the winding road of humongous homes that fall afternoon in the old Chevy, we came across a small gathering of classic cars in front of one of the homes. I believe it was a meeting of the Illinois Valley Antique Automobile Club, as one of the members' cars was front and center. Either way, it was a nice sight and we pulled over to snap a few pictures of it. Here are the ones that turned out.
1940 Plymouth Deluxe Sedan
|Plymouth promoted the "quality features" typically found in high-priced cars, as well as the low-priced Plymouths. |
1938 Packard Twelve Convertible-Roadster
|This newspaper ad for the 1938 Packard promotes the 'junior' cars, but a 12-cylinder Packard was also available to those who wanted the very best, and could afford to pay for it. |
Photo: The Daily Iowan
1940 LaSalle Model 52 Sedan
|A 1940 LaSalle print advertisement, a highly stylized work of art. |
Since we're expecting yet another weekend of 5 to 7 inches of snow followed by below zero temps, I dug these out of the my cell phone and wanted to remind myself of better times. Let's hope the groundhog makes the right call, and we don't get stuck with more winter. Happy hibernating, everyone. We'll see you when the car cover comes off.