Monday, October 4, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Retro Style



Ruby Tuesday arrives again, and red is the raison d’ĂȘtre for today. And it will be easy to comply today.

Saturday, I saw this gem at a local street fair. It is a Dodge pickup, I didn’t get the year but believe it to be from 1937 in a brilliant hue. It is beautifully restored sitting under a cool Autumn day. 

The style back then was full of elegant details such as the chrome grille. And the wheel hub-cap had the Dodge prominently spelled out in red as well. And the personalized CT license plate announces this as BABY (must be love :) 

For Felisol, yes it does have a chrome ram nearly leaping off the top of the bonnet/hood. A style from the past you remember well. Yet another slice of style that is common in those days. See lots of rubies at Mary’s site!

25 comments:

EG Wow said...

This is so cool, Ralph! The doge pickup is a beauty and the reflection in the hubcap is GREAT!

Vernz said...

This baby is so pretty.... awesome ... the radials are great... i love it..

Ruby Tuesday Here

Rajesh said...

Very cool vintage car.

Carletta said...

I wish I could afford a retro car and be able to drive it around. :)
What a great grille on this one.
My Dad was a Dodge guy most of his life. These would have been around right before he learned to drive.
Thanks for taking us back Ralph.

Liza said...

Cool truck!

Cafe au lait said...

Great find for Ruby. Can't wait to show it to my husband. He likes looking at vintage cars and trucks.

Happy Ruby!

maryt/theteach said...

Excellent pickup truck! I would want to carry any thing in it though! I'd want to keep it pristine! :)

Kim, USA said...

Excellent car and I agree it's in good shape. Like it!
Ruby Red Tuesday

Gizelle said...

pretty vintage car! i bet it costs pretty much too! :D

Dianne said...

fantastic truck!!
and the reflection in the caps is wonderful

TheCunningRunt said...

What a cool old truck, and great shots of it!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a classic Ralph! And that last picture is great :)

chubskulit said...

My father-in-law would love to see that!

My Ruby Tuesday

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

What a character! Beautiful composition!

DrillerAA09 said...

Beautiful art that actually carry you from place to place. Beautiful Ruby Tuesday entry.

Leora said...

In the photo it looks like two big eyes staring at me. And I love the cute little American flags underneath.

Felisol said...

Dear Ralph,
How could you know I sat with my nose 5 cm from the screen, trying to
figure out whether the grill ornament really was a leaping ram ?

This particular truck has the smooth and curvy elegance from the art decor design in every little detail.
A perfect piece of contemporary art.

Thank you for posting the Dodge, sprinkling Ruby memories over this Tuesday morning.
Hugs from Felisol

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I do like a shot of a vintage car ... and especially reflections in hub caps. My favourite I think.
Happy Ruby Tuesday.
My Ruby Redness

bj said...

This is the prettiest RED I've seen.
Beautiful olden truck.
I always thought that if I had the kind of money it takes to restore old vehicles, I would do it. My favorites are from the 50's and 60's..I had a 56 Chevy in '58 and would give anything if I had been able to keep it all these years.
Thanks for the ruby today.

Robin said...

Wow, great shot - look at the clarity of that reflection!

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Greyscale Territory said...

An amazing looking car! Such an impressive perspective! Bold and beautiful!

Raven said...

Cool car and great shots. I love the reflection in the hub cap on the bottom one. Excellent work.

ilanadavita said...

Wonderful angle. I love the reflection of the sky in the car steel.

eden said...

Beautiful vintage car. Great shot, Ralph!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, yeah! That's an awesome antique red car. Nice shots, Ralph!

Gina