Posts Tagged ‘classic cars’

Although I spend a good deal of my photographic life (and life in general) avoiding the mechanical/industrial as much as possible, John’s set us the task today of sharing photos of exactly those things. I accept the challenge. Here are a few I like.

I love these lights at my local Black Rock Coffee shop.

I often walk underneath the street when walking along the canal, much easier than waiting for a break in traffic and then rushing across without getting hit or stranded on the median. One day I saw what I think was an owl flying quickly to the other side as I approached this spot, an intersection of nature and industrial/manmade.

For mechanical, there’s nothing quite like a classic car, even if I couldn’t avoid several selfies in the process.

Today I offer you two sets of two blue doors from Philadelphia (with the red, white, and blue hiding behind the TREE.) Red, white, and blue is seen in the second shot as well on a classic car in a Fourth of July parade. Hats off to our veterans!

Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight. ~John Ruskin

For yesterday’s photo challenge, I introduced a classic car by name (and by its front), a Duesenberg.  Wikipedia has this to offer as their opening to a much longer article:

Duesenberg Motors Company (sometimes referred to as “Duesy”) was an American manufacturer of race cars and luxury automobiles. It was founded by brothers August and Frederick Duesenberg in 1913 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they built engines and race cars.[citation needed] The brothers moved their operations to Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1916 to manufacture engines for World War I. In 1919, when their government contracts were cancelled, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and established the Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company, Inc. (Delaware). In late 1926, E.L. Cord added Duesenberg to his Auburn Automobile Company. With the market for expensive luxury cars severely undercut by the Depression, Duesenberg folded in 1937.

I spotted this beauty early one morning while waiting for Daughter #1 to arrive at O’Hare Airport from California.  Instead of the cell phone lot, I always pull off at O’Hare Plaza, just off the interstate, where lots of others, including livery drivers, park and wait.  This morning, I went inside to wait and was well-rewarded for my efforts.  Although surrounded by “Do Not Touch” and “Under Continual Surveillance” signs, the elegant, classic lines shown through effortlessly.  I believe this is a Duesenberg J, although whether real or a reproduction such as the one in this link (lots of photos), I don’t know.  I also didn’t care; I just enjoyed!

I think we’d need a longer garage to house this baby.

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