Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Dolled up and looking in her prime


She was waiting at the curbside, outside the Hughenden Boutique hotel on a fine autumn afternoon. Soaking up the attention, the admiring looks, the gentle caresses.


As soon as I saw her, I knew I must have her. But who is she? Is she a Sunbeam or a Chevvie? Or is she perchance, a Daimler? And dare I ask her age?

I must pay my respects to Steffe whose wonderful shots of a Chevvie are lodged in my brain. And then to Joe who also posted along similar lines.

16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent! Lovely.

TheChieftess said...

Fabulous car!!! Did you ever figure out what she is???

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Julie,
Those old cars are just so classy, love the reflections in the super shiny body work.
Best wishes
Grace

mostlyjakarta.com said...

That's a beautiful vintage car. It must be hard to take care of such a car.

Christina Klas said...

Very nice! I love this last photo... can't tell if she's smiling or growling at me. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, she IS lovely, isn't she? And what an interesting hood ornament! Did you ever find out her name and her age?
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joan Elizabeth said...

In the bottom shot she looks like she is smiling . i'm like you cant stop myself taking photos of old cars

Windsmoke. said...

Very stylish looking radiator cap and laughing grille :-).

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.

brattcat said...

what big teeth she has...

uncertainhorizon said...

I love photos of cars that focus on parts and not the entire car... i think they are beautiful.

Bob Crowe said...

It speaks of a different age, though, slower, less ambitious. I plug my iPod into my Honda and let the navigation system tell me how long it will take to get to somewhere to which I already know the travel time. Progress?

Joe said...

What a beauty Julie. She's loved I'm sure. What a coincidence we both posted vintage cars at the same time. Thanks so much for the mention and the link.

diane b said...

The old girl looks in good shape.

Rae Walter said...

Beautiful. The days when it was about going "motoring" and for the "Sunday drive".

Julie said...

Yes, yes, I remember the Sunday drive, I remember it well. I wonder if that concept or habit exists nowadays?

Thanks for reminding me ...