vintage cars

home is where the car is

christopher hall is an american photographer who published a book on blurb called home is where the car is

“classic cars photographed in suburban neighborhoods. the series came about when i started to realize how many of these scenes reminded me of the era and places where i grew up as a child. eventually, finding and photographing these scenes became somewhat of an obsession.”

he has an amazing & continually growing collection on flickr

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i just died and went to vintage opel heaven

ooooh i spent way too much time yesterday perusing this collection of pics from a vintage opel calendar. WHY don’t car companies still make awesome stuff like this? now it’s just these flashy photos of big shiny black cars cruising along with light beams flashing past them and what what. BORING. i want to see my car in fields of lavender and reflected in some pristine lake in switzerland. WITH PEOPLE. who are dressed nicely.

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cars

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i’m still dreaming of getting an old car. mostly i just want to buy one cash and not have to worry about car payments, but i suppose there are so many other things to worry about (it breaking down, using more petrol if it’s a gas guzzler, not having *air con*, spending more cash on fixing it up than it would have cost to buy a new car bla bla bla).

http://i.imgur.com/mTwmJ.jpg

but the fact that an old car always looks so much radder to me than anything else on the road outweighs all the negatives. everytime i see one (whether it’s a morris minor or a karmann ghia) i do a double take and usually swoon under my breath – or loud enough for the owner of the car to smirk at me in that knowing way people who own vintage cars do.

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rétrofuturs

stéphane massa-bidal is a french illustrator & web designer who combines vintage imagery with thoughts & proverbs about life. he says, my global concept is called “retrofuturs”: mix the past, the present, the future and shake it! i especially like the car series.

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