0 Likes

Old Cars, Old Friends
USA

The 1927 Buick, a Model 27-47, was purchased in 1961 for 50 dollars. Other than the upholstery and paint, all restoration work was done by Bruno, the owner. The car is powered by a 274 cubic inch, 4.5 liter, 6-cylinder OHV engine that develops 29.4 horsepower.

Moving to the right is a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, powered by a 460+ cubic inch, 7.5 liter, hemi V-8 (525 horsepower) that was originally 426 ci. When new, the car came with a 383 ci, 6.3 l, Magnum V-8 (325 hp), but that engine didn’t have enough power for Ron, the owner, so he replaced it with the big hemi.

Iva’s 1968 VW came from a relative in Alabama and was towed to Michigan where it was brought back to life. The car is stock, except for the bright yellow paint job.

The 1960 Cadillac Sedan de Ville was owned by Mrs. Elva Kirby in Decatur, Illinois. It sat from 1972, when Mrs. Kirby died, until 1987, when it was towed to Michigan and restored by its current owner.

This panorama was taken in the parking lot of the former Emerson School (closed in 1982), where the people pictured first met over 35 years ago.

Copyright: David Mariotti
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13936x6968
Uploaded: 23/08/2012
Actualizat: 28/08/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: vintage cars; antique cars; friends; emerson school
comments powered by Disqus

David Mariotti
Bruno Driving Home
David Mariotti
Transit of Venus, 2012
David Mariotti
Woodward Dream Cruise 2
David Mariotti
Woodward Dream Cruise 1
David Mariotti
Graphic-Novel Characters
David Mariotti
Parking Structure
David Mariotti
Main Street after Snowstorm
David Mariotti
Hallman Memorial Plaza, Royal Oak, Michigan
David Mariotti
Motorcycle Night
David Mariotti
1960 Cadillac
David Mariotti
Cats and Dogs
David Mariotti
Ace Photographer
Rodrigo Gonzalez
Cantabria suances05 1
Andrea Biffi
Panthéon and Foucault pendulum
Markus Matern
Arena Polo at the Airport
Jürgen Schrader
Organpipe National Monument
heiwa4126
On the big tortoise's back
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
The great Mexican dinner we had together in Tucson
Neil Parris
Bluebells at Ashridge Estate, Chilterns
Andrea Biffi
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Stephan Messner
waiting for the end
Sahneh
Taleghan, Iran
Rodrigo Gonzalez
Suances, Atardecer florido desde acantilado :: www.CantabrU.com
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Terrazzina Two Beach at night, Sharm El Sheikh
David Mariotti
Snow Drifts in the Amphitheater
David Mariotti
Ice Castle, Site View
David Mariotti
Chautauqua Pier/College Club
David Mariotti
Comerica Park, Main Entrance 1
David Mariotti
Launching the Southwind 1
David Mariotti
Old Jackson Prison
David Mariotti
Field of Corn
David Mariotti
Occupy Detroit 1
David Mariotti
Bestor Plaza in the Fall
David Mariotti
Yerkes Observatory, Portico
David Mariotti
Massey Organ, Beneath the Pipe Chamber
David Mariotti
Antique and Classic Boat Show 2
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.