Soon the old-car restorers and aficionados will park their babies in advance of winter snow and ice melting road salt turn their pride and joys into the rusty heaps they may have once been.
Since old US autos are full of interesting details, I was looking for some of their equally styled shadows...
To start, the sun is highlighting a bold ruby 1961 Chevy Impala SS. The first item is an item on the hood (bonnet), a stylized shark fin in shadow and reflection. The next view is the side trim in the rear. The sweeping chrome molding is curvaceous, highlighted underneath by a similar shadow. Nothing is styled like this any more, anywhere.
A 1956 Ford Fairlane convertible sits under a brilliant sun. The front bumper, resplendent in a very bright sun. The shiny appendage nearly obscures the wheeled photographer and the other admirers. What's not to like here with wild styling and a deep turquoise hue. A stunner!
This model had the optional Thunderbird V-8, the most powerful available then. In these days, the auto maker liked to show off the buyer who shunned their cheapskate urges and bought the more expensive engine. So they created an emblem of success that you, the astute buyer, could show off. Hence, the stylish Thunderbird V-8 emblem adorning its flanks. It seems a jet in motion with a lovely trailing shadow...
|“If you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style!" Doc Brown, Back to the Future|
(I believe that this one runs on unleaded petrol, unlike the plutonium used in the movie). I hope, as I was pretty close to it... The door opened up into a great shadow, and Patti noticed when you flip this frame, the shadow looks almost like a face. Cool...a nice effect I didn’t plan! See more at Brisbane's own Hey Harriet!