Sunday, March 18, 2012

Something for the Car Guys or Car Girls

It's Sunday, and I don't work too hard on Sundays, especially after the exhaustion of the road trip finally set in.

The road trip is over. I will be spending the next few months up north. My posts may thin out a little, but I'll try and keep up as best I can.

I spent yesterday in Saint Louis, and in the company of Mr. Modtomic and Nick Armadillo of Mid-Century Midwest. Great couple of guys. And for those of you who follow Mr. Modtomic pretty closely, I also got to meet The Girlfriend, and Frank - the car. Thanks to all of you for your hospitality and generosity.

I also did a little business with Rocket Century in St Louis, and in the process met Kristina and Michael, the proprietors of Rocket Century, and Pluto the Dober Doodle. A Dober Doodle is a cross between a doberman and labradoodle. Nice people, and a great dog.

So now on to something for you car people. We ran across a vintage car warehouse store and I snapped a few pictures. I'm a little rusty on my classic car identification, but I give it a shot. This won't be on the list of top 10 posts, but the car people should like it. See you next week.

'63 or '64 Coupe DeVille

Mid 70s Ford Ranchero
Mid 60s Mercury Park Lane

Mid 60s Pontiac GTO

'68 Pontiac GTO

Early 70s Plymouth Road Runner

Early 70s Plymouth Road Runner

1963 Chevy 409 badge

1963 Chevy Impala

Late 60s /early 70s Plymouth Road Runner

Early 70s Ford Galaxy 500 (I think)

Mid 60s Chevrolet Pickup

1966 Chevy Suburban

Late 60s Ford something

Somewhat customized '68 Ford Mustang.

1970 Mustang

I'm going to say 1973 Mustang

Another mid 60s Mercury Park Lane.

I really like the big cars. The Mercurys, the big Fords, the Road Runners. Hope you enjoyed having a look at what we drove way back then.

We'll be right back with . . . more stuff.


  1. I totally dig the mid to late sixties land rafts, I had a 2 door "65" Buick Lesabre in seafoam green for a short time. These days I'm really liking the Dodge and Plymouth's from that time. Nice pics.

    1. One of my "better" cars back then was a 1969 Oldsmobile 98. It was a two door and man, those doors were almost 5 feet long. Gold paint, black vinyl roof, and a black interior that looked like silk - it was so nice. I'm sure it was nylon or something, but it just screamed "luxury".

      '69 Olds 98

  2. Not much of a car person myself, but this made me think of a 1964 Impala that belonged to an old boyfriends father. He borrowed it to drive us to prom back in the day. A gorgeous car!

    Cool that you got to hang out with the St Louis gang. I am heading to Minnesota this summer and am hoping to meet up with a fellow retrophile and thrifter up there.

  3. It was awful nice of the Classic Car Showroom and Antique Mall to let us poke around in the car showroom. We were actually ready to leave because it had started storming really hard and the staff thought having us there might not be safe, but then we were waiting to leave and they decided not to shut. They let us peruse the car section for free (usually a couple of bucks) until the rain calmed down enough for us to make a run for our vehicles. favorite of all was the '67 Chevy pickup in flat black with red wheels and white wall tires. I got kinda stupid over it. That's my dream "pickin" pickup.

  4. Hey. Nice meeting you Saturday. Hope you had good times and good pickings in STL. Can't wait to see all the stuff that you picked up at Rocket Century.

  5. Also, this post is really making me want to go out and pick up my dream rat rod.

  6. The Black Beauty (first car) is a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado. LOVE that!