Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday - Plush Packard Panama

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns, and a subject such as an old car may be passé to some…obviously not to me! Last Sunday was Father’s Day and the car show and open house at the Shelton History Center.

It was not Just the chrome and size of this 1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama captured my attention, it was the color that brought me over. Not pink, nor mauve, I think it is a dusty rose. Under the slightly overcast gray humid sky and shadows, here it is a rich and understated hue, not at all garish.

Of course today one will not get colors like this and certainly not in two-tone. Nor interesting touches like the ships wheel emblem (for a Clipper ship). However as art, the overstyled and colorful cars were artistic rolling sculptures then…and now


Unknown said...

Love your shadows for the day, Ralph, and I also love the fun memories the pictures of that car brought!! Thanks for the smiles to start my day!! Enjoy your weekend!

robin. said...

this car is a beauty Ralph...makes the shadows look great!!!!!

Jim said...


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Even the shadows of these monsters are heavy! :)

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Enjoy all your car discoveries! Always intriguing! This is certainly a metal monster with presence! Adore the attention to detail!

Sophie said...

I see reflections everywhere in your photos. :)

Wish you a lovely Sunday.

Patti said...

That is a cool car. ;-)

Anonymous said...

This car looks like our 'vispipuuro'.
'Vispipuuro (Finnish whipped porridge) is a sweet, wheat semolina (manna) dessert porridge made with berries, usually lingonberries.' - same color.
Have a happy and sweet Sunday! :)

MyMaracas said...

They surely don't make cars - or anything - anymore with the kind of flair, daring colors, and detail of these old beauties. I love this one, pink and all.

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Bro,

What a great vintage treasure. Men best friends is absolutely "cars".

Sweden have an area that love old cars and this time of the year is the perfect time to bring them OUT. They are such a beauty. Even me, drools §:-)

Enjoy your Sunday.

Greetings from Prague. I am having a week off with GH in our city exploration.

/CC girl

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Hurt me! Man, that is a sweet vehicle and it looks like it has all the original parts to it. What a treat to see that beaut in person!