Two of the vehicles parked in downtown Faribault Friday evening for the last Car Cruise Night of the season.
AFTER ATTENDING NUMEROUS CAR SHOWS in recent years, including two back-to-back this past weekend, I sometimes wonder how I can possibly find anything new to photograph.
But I do.
I set my camera on the pavement for this low down perspective shot.
Hanging out at Faribault Car Cruise Night.
Hood ornaments always draw my attention.
It takes determination to seek out the details, the interesting perspectives, the light, the people and more. It helps to have an automotive machinist husband who knows cars inside and out.
Plenty of old vehicles lined a block of Central Avenue in historic downtown Faribault.
I’ll never care about old cars quite like Randy, still yearning for the ’64 Chevy he drove decades ago as a young man. I’d love for my husband to own one again. But with other more pressing needs, a vintage vehicle remains on the dream list.
The “license plate” and front of this Plymouth caught my eye.
Proud to be a Green Bay Packers fan.
The proud Packers fan bought this car already painted green. Perfect for this Minnesotan with a daughter living in Milwaukee who encourages her dad’s Packers mania.
And so my spouse and I meander among the old-time vehicles, me with camera in hand examining details like hood ornaments and interiors and the shine of bumpers.
Lots of looking under the hood opportunities.
Randy noticed, and pointed out to me, the original car order from 1967 for a Satellite still owned by the original owner.
And then I noticed the mini Satellite in the back window.
He’s more interested in what’s under the hood and whether everything is original.
See that metal rod sticking out behind the tire. I would have totally missed it except for my husband pointing out the curb scraper that keeps the tire from hitting the curb.
Remember how common these Phillips 76 balls once were on car antennas?
It’s a great system because he shows and shares information about vintage vehicles that I would not even consider or notice.
An absolutely beautiful work of art, in my opinion.
And maybe, just maybe, he has developed an appreciation for my artistic perspective.
A classic Ford Falcon.
HOW ABOUT YOU? What interests you in vintage vehicles?
Craig attracted plenty of attention when he flipped the lights and sirens on his vintage ambulance when leaving Faribault Car Cruise Night along Central Avenue.
What do you notice?
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