Vintage Beauties #2: Pontiac Catalina, 1960

This could be filed under this weeks “Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure” as well and to be honest, I was thinking about it. Yes, I know, it’s so materialistic, but what can I do? I like big beautiful classic cars and I think they are treasures to keep. I also love the big V8 blocks and the sound they provide. And in this case I don’t even care about the 20+ litres of gas they waste on a 60 mile run. Now you got me, I’m an evil cold-hearted resource-wasting materialist. Shame on me.

Still wish that lovely Catalina was mine. :-)

Wet Jag

1950s Jaguar Mark II, London, Clapham, macingosh photography, muenchen

Beautiful 1950s Jaguar Mark II on a rainy Clapham morning.

Vintage Beauties #1: Opel P4, 1935


Let’s take a break from San Francisco. Saw this upright old lady standing alone and had to take a line of frames.

Seeing a vintage vehicle always makes me wonder when exactly cars ceased being beautiful. Must have been somewhen in the late seventies I guess.

The owner was a very friendly guy who would even open the car for me so that I could take a picture of the tidy minimalistic dashboard. Compare that to the dozens of controls in a today’s cockpit. Driving must have been so much easier then.