Monday, June 20, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Pickup of yore

Ruby Tuesday brings the lovely Patti and me to a Father’s Day open house and old car show. Camera in hand, the quest for meme material is now on.

The venue today is the great Shelton (CT) Historical Society. This is a nice homestead museum, with an 1800s farm house, a barn red barn full of artifacts, and large old trees. 

So, the vehicles are arranged in the warmer June sun and cooler leafy shade. Ideal for walking and rolling...

This restoration is beautiful, preserving the original and now antique bodywork. The changes are unseen and underneath.

A modern engine, suspension and brakes are great upgrades. So the classic blend of geometric upright lines is contrasted with the arcs and curves of the old fenders. And given the choice of the bold ruby hue, the subject for this week’s post is now set...

The trailer and finely crafted woodwork on the truck and trailer are outstanding, the lettering exquisite and the chrome shinier than the finest polished mirror are beautiful detailing.

The look of love exists in this truck. People that own and show old cars are friendly and enjoy showing off their prized restorations. So, a fun day was had by the both of us (no kids on Father’s Day, as Allegra was working and Cameron at college). 

Have fun with ruby reds at Mary’s fun meme!


maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful RED truck and trailer, Ralph! Happy Father's Day and say hi to Patti! :)

Patti said...

It was a fun day..and the grilling was an excellent way to top it off. ;-)

eileeninmd said...

Happy Father's Day! Looks like you had fun looking at the truck and trailer. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Kim, USA said...

In this kind of pick up truck I could imagine it's full of appples, peachies and pears going to the market. I agree the restoration did a good job in this one. Thanks for the visit!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'd certainly stop for a second--or third--look at a snazzy red truck like that!


Woman in the scarlet coat,
Are you heading for a boat?
Or perhaps you need a bus
To get far away from us.
Whether wheels or sails you take
Don’t forget the chocolate cake
To sustain you on your way;
Red-clad damsel, now we say,
“Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
See you on the other side!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Faded Red Sidewalk

Felisol said...

Great and very special veteran car.
I wish you had told which label and which year. I like to tell hubby Gunnar about your special cars and planes.
I'll try to have him come and take a peak.
The two of you share many interests.
So glad you shared the happy memories from your father's day.
from felisol

Dianne said...

I love old pick-up trucks and this one is a beauty

Carletta said...

Now that's a ride!
I think the addition of a new engine so one can 'tool' around town is a great idea. Who wouldn't want to be seen in that ruby beauty.
They did a nice job matching the trailer to the truck.
A belated Happy Father's Day Ralph!

Kramer said...

Really nicely wrought and rendered restoration, Ralph.

forgetmenot said...

Ralph, I loved that line "like a flickering flame" about my macro shot. I'm going to use that in a haiku sometime! What a great RED truck!!!!! It is in perfect condition. What a fun day at the car show looking at all those great old "autos"--bet you enjoyed Father's Day. Mickie :)

Dinah said...

wow,nice truck! love the shiny red paint ;-)


Carol said...

Love that red truck and the little trailer is so addorable

Maria @ LSS said...

Love the truck. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

bj said...

I'm so glad you had such a good Father's Day with your Patti. That must have been a really fun place to go...
I am totally in love with this bright red truck, Ralph. I hope you will allow me to copy this photo..
my last name is CONKLIN.
xo bj

chubskulit said...

What a classic beauty! My FIL would love to see that! Glad you had a great FD celebration!

chubskulit said...

What a classic beauty! My FIL would love to see that! Glad you had a great FD celebration!