Our World Tuesday: Like Flight, the Freedom of the Road

From September 18, 2011

From September 18, 2011

From September 18, 2011

From September 18, 2011

From September 18, 2011

From September 18, 2011

Although I've lived only a few miles of the Southbury Training School campus and I've driven through the Roaring 20s Antique and Classic Car Show year after year, I never attended until this year. What a great event. Car folks don't mind people with cameras ogling their works of automotive art, so it's a pleasure to glimpse our history as it was experienced by ordinary Americans on the parkways, turnpikes, highways, and back roads of our growing nation. The hood ornaments for me evoked at once the figureheads of old ships as well as the promise of faster and faster flight. To take to the road is to take flight.

The car club donates the nominal admission fee to the Training School.  The entire effort is a labor of love that is well-run, relaxing, beautiful, and fun.

Our World Tuesday

Comments

  1. Love all your images, they show off the beauty of these grand machines.;)
    I have now finally returned from my travels catching up with your writing Sandy.;)
    xoxo

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  2. Anonymous10:54 AM

    Great shots of beautiful cars. You gave us unique views! Thank you!

    ~Antonette

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  3. I love to look at old cars. There is a big car show near here every year. I have yet to go. You can sit by the side of the highway and watch the cars making their way to the show. It is a colorful parade. When did hood ornaments fall out of favor? I just love those too. It is interesting to see all the different designs.

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  4. These cars are works of art! So much love, sweat and tears put into their restorations. Thanks for sharing these marvels!


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  5. Sounds exciting! Lots of nifty details!

    I forgot about Blog Your Blessings on Sunday but will try to remember next week.

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  6. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Wow - such beautiful chrome! Fabulous photos!

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  7. these were some cars!! Like tanks with comfortable couch chairs, well insulated and powerful
    I think my Dads 57 olds had a jet engine in it.
    you never felt the speed.I slept in it like a baby.

    Hey I was a baby. lol

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  8. I love that fourth image with the reflection of all the other cars. Great shots, Sandy.

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  9. I love old car shows like this and what terrific shots! Everything so shiny! Looks like a fun day, Sandy! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day!

    Sylvia

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  10. Fabulous shots! Wonderful details! Love old cars too!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy week****

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  11. What fun. I like how you zoomed in on the hood ornaments. What a great variety of them there are.

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  12. Those reflections prove these vintage cars are well kept!

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  13. interesting look back at cars. my hubby and i were just commenting on our last auto trip yesterday how speeds have increased to 55 to 60 to 70 and not 80 on some roads in utah! That's too fast.

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  14. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Probably one of the greatest means to measure time and life. Wonderful photography.

    Please have you all a good Tuesday.

    daily athens

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  15. Fascinating hood ornaments! What a lovely variety.

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  16. I love those old ornamental touches. They are banned in new cars and I understand why but they are a lot classier than what we have now.

    I like going to old car shows. I don't want to own any of them. I just like looking at them.

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  17. fabulous captures. looks like a wonderful event. the hood ornaments are just gorgeous.

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  18. The second, third and fourth photos take me back to my pre-driving youth. Wonderful.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  19. Fabulous vintage cars! I know someone who'd go crazy over this magnificent classics.

    Inside Cambodia

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  20. I like this subject. Hood decorations are amazing and the older they are, the more precious and sought after.

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  21. Wonderful shots of vintage stuff.

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  22. Anonymous11:26 PM

    Hi again! Juat a quick thought: perhaps it would be nice to have Comments turned on in case people want to write something on the Our World page? Thanks for all your work!

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  23. Great images of the very soul of those old-timers Sandy. I love the way you see things.

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  24. as others have said, wonderful photos!! the perspective & scale are wonderful.

    peace,
    deborah

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  25. Wow very expensive show. I love the logos.

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  26. Fine works of art! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Hi there - great shots! They really dont make them like that any more!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  28. Polished cars as well as a Polished Post Sandy.

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  29. the plane for me is the best on the set. looks fun having an idea that your car has that infront.

    blog banner is nice.

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  30. These are super images! I really like the plane hood ornament, if I put one on my pickup it might just work. Maybe.

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  31. I'm fond of cars, wonderful sequence of pictures!

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  32. The hood ornaments are kind of cool looking. They are grand old cars, very polished and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your world and have a great day Sandy!

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  33. Sounds like the kind of thing we both would enjoy (actually Bill would LOVE it!)....I've noticed before that car show people are pleased when someone wants to take a picture of their pride and joy.

    You got some great ones, here and above!)

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