Friday, April 03, 2009

Thematic Photographic 43: "Reflective" v.2.0 - 1960 Chevy Impala 2 Door


"As Old as Me"
Raleigh, NC - March 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

Of course, you can't go to a car show without doing a few of the obligatory side view mirror shots. I liked this one because it caught the huge leverage multiplying steering wheel common on cars of this era that weren't equipped with power steering.

The Impala wasn't Chevy's entry level mid-size (that would be the Biscayne) but it was still in the affordable range. In its day it was a practical (by 1960 standards) working car. It wasn't until years later that these would become "classic" cars.Violence UnSilenced


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14 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Nice car shot and beautiful clouds!!!

Hey, a dog's head is about as good as I can interpret.....

Kay said...

If you hadn't told me what it was a photo of, I am not sure I would have ever figured it out.

:P

Mama Zen said...

Wow! That is wild!

david mcmahon said...

Sheer class. Well done!

Ash said...

Cool!

janie said...

I love watching old series on dvd's like "The Rockford Files" just for the classic car factor, to see all those big old boats wallowing around in car chases:)
love the photo.

Shadow said...

niiiiice

Eaton Bennett said...

I didn't know there were obligatory side mirror shots!!! I will have to keep that in mind...this one is really neat by the way. :)

Robin said...

I like the way the curve of the steering wheel *mirrors* the curve of the mirror. (Get it? Mirrors? I crack myself up...)

bobbie said...

Super side mirror shot!

kcinnova said...

Nice shot!
I grew up riding around in a 1973 Chevy Impala Wagon. (Longer and wider than a Chevy Suburban, I never did master parallel parking!)

g said...

Great photo! Great for the theme, and just great!! And now you've given me an idea.....

lisaschaos said...

I totally remember those steering wheels! Not that I ever drove such a car but my parents and grandparents had them a plenty. We were part of an Auto Club with I was a kid.

Lil Bit said...

Luv mirror shots! (but then again, I have a lil *thing* for mirrors, lol)