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Southern California is a great place to catch sight of classic vehicles. The lack of snow and salt on the roads gives longer life to the classics as you’ll see here and of course they all have doors.

Whether you discover doors on houses, cars, or elsewhere, you’re always welcome to share them on Thursday Doors. Click on the highlighted link to make your way to Dan’s blog where he hosts Thursday Doors almost every Thursday of the year.

We door people often bemoan care impede our door photos but here the cars are the stars and I couldn’t get rid of the background noise. To get the first shot, I had to stop in the street while staying in the car. I have a soft spot and an eagle eye for Beetles as I drove my well-loved, bright yellow ’74 Super Beetle for many years We have a friend back in Illinois who’s restored an old Bug so I take photos of them whenever possible to send back to him. He can immediately tell me the year of any of them.

Someone’s been taking good care of this beauty!

Southern California is the place to find older a/o restored cars due to the lack of snow, ice, and salt. It’s also a good place to leave the top down on your car a great deal of the year.

Thursday Doors 2.16.23

The Sharlott Hall Museum in Prescott yielded more doors than just the safe doors I featured last week. This first door is attached to probably one of the most uncomfortable ways invented ever to ride–the stagecoach. Never mind the plush bit on the inside of the door. People were crammed in together inside and bathing wasn’t a regular thing “back in the day”, there was no air conditioning, suspension and wheels weren’t the smoothest, drivers might have had a little something before driving, and there was always the possibility of hold-ups. But the climate people would love them–no gas, oil, or even electricity. Maybe there’s a stagecoach in your future! 🙂


We’re not leaving Petrified Forest just because it’s time for Thursday Doors. I found a few doors in the park despite most of the attractions being outdoor. Lots of doors open to the outside, but there are some very attractive ones inside as well as you can see from this cabinet door in the Painted Desert Inn.

This door, from the same place, is more functional but still attractive in its own way.

This of course is the inside of a door that opened to the outside at one time, the door to the 1932 Studebaker I talked about in yesterday’s post. I would imagine that if you saw the inside of a door on any of today’s models, they’d look quite different. But they might not hold up as well against the ravages of time in the desert.

As promised, tomorrow we’ll visit Puerco Pueblo. See you then.

Thanks to Dan for hosting Thursday Doors, taking over ably after creator Norm stepped aside. Thursdays just wouldn’t be the same without TD!

California is the perfect place to find beautiful old cars as there’s no salt on the roads in what passes for winter in most parts of the state. I’ve seen more than these three beauties in the few days we’ve been here but these are the only ones I was able to capture on camera. Which one would you like to own? Don’t worry about what appear to be low tires in the third photo. There’s a median there, cutting off the bottom of the tires in the photo.

As always, Thursday Doors is hosted by Dan at No Facilities. Besides being our host, he’s now published two books that are getting great reviews. You can check them out on his site, see the doors he’s featuring this week, and click on links to see doors all over the world just by going here. You’re also welcome to participate by sharing a door or two if you so desire.

We’d planned to go to Saguaro National Park but circumstances conspired to lead us to choose a closer destination due to a later start. Casa Grande National Monument has been on our list since we saw the sign for it on our initial trip to Tucson the first year we were here. Although an interesting and somewhat mysterious place, it’s quite small and after we’d finished, one of those magazines that points you to local businesses and entertainment led my husband to a listing for Windmill Winery, where we spent an enjoyable afternoon. More about both those places at another time but this truck at the winery looks good for Thursday Door.

This is part of Casa Grande, fashioned from the caliche soil of this area. There’s a doorway here sans an actual door but I don’t even know that there were doors initially.

This door has nothing to do with that trip at all but I thought you’d enjoy it as much as I did. That’s it for this edition of Thursday Doors. Thanks for stopping by. Now click on the link, go to host Dan’s blog and check out some of the other doors featured there.

Welcome to Thursday Doors the 2022 edition. The doors you’ll find here range from ordinary to unique. The ones I found in southern California last year are also varied. The first doors are for your ego.

These doors are for working while looking great.

And these are in-doors. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and opening the door to this post. Sorry for any lateness on my part in visiting your blog. Lots of family stuff going on right now as well as trying to get some baking and housework done. I’ll get there.

A few days ago at Trader Joe’s I saw this beauty in the parking lot. As I was admiring it, the owner came out and opened the car for me. It’s a custom Studebaker with wood inside and out. And oh, yes…it has doors, too.

for Thursday Doors 3.4.21

Sometimes a photo says it all.  This door showed up outside our local library one day and I didn’t even have to search for it.

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Our chief mechanic is Norm.  Stop by his blog and click on the link critter to drive by more doors.