Cars with Chrome

Cars at the holiday parade

Although I do love my Prius, at heart I’m a fan of old cars. Real cars, not the indistinguishable bubbles they make now. I’m not an expert, and I haven’t even learned to drive a stick (yet– that day will come). But I do know what I like, and as far as I’m concerned, the more chrome, the better. Bold grilles. Bright flashy emblems. Lots of curves. Really curvy curves. And hood ornaments. Very elaborate hood ornaments.

After going to a neighborhood holiday parade (with lots of cars!) I realized that my photo collection is getting ridiculously large, so I finally put my pretty car pictures all in one spot. You can check them out in this flickr set. Don’t worry, I’ll still keep the art cars in their own set.

For more vintage car fun, my favorite places to look are the Hemmings blog and its associated flickr group, Hemmings Nation; Telstar’s car photos on flickr; and the Chrome, Smoke and Fire flickr group which has, among others, Coop’s car photos. And Coop really knows how to look at a car. He knows how to look at girls, too, so use caution before clicking over to his photostream (definitely NSFW). I know there’s a group for every possible car specialization out there, which makes me all the more glad for sites like Hemmings and Chrome, Smoke & Fire that are more general and inclusive for folks like me who enjoy whatever shiny things come their way.

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One thought on “Cars with Chrome

  1. Come to Auburn IN over Labor Day – you’ll get to explode your photo collection at the ACD festival. (ACD stands for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg–3 of the luxury cars from the late 20s and 30s.

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