Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: Classic Car


I went to a local summer festival two weeks ago. Part of the festival was a Classic Car Show.

I found this beauty perfect for RUBY TUESDAY. I like the reflection of the other car in the side of this one.

I met the owners, a couple in their late 60s. The wife told me the car was her anniversary gift to her husband. He had talked about that car for years. After their last child graduated college she decided it was time to spend a little money on them - on him. They spoke with so much love and regard for each other - I was happy for them.

72 comments:

Jeni said...

And that car most definitely is a "Classic" - my favorite model and year too- for cars any way.

Leighann said...

Way cool! I can't wait to show Thing #2, she's a HUGE fan of classic cars!

Knight said...

Very nice. I like all the room in the back!

Denise said...

Beautiful classic car. I found a beautiful story that involved the car, the husband of giving this gift for his wife.
hugs, Denise

Mojo said...

A '56 Chevy Nomad? What's not to like about that! (Not as sexy my foot!)
And this one's "cherry" too... (Much more so than my buddy's '56 Bel Air in high school!)
Nice shot... and thanks for the memories.

Thanks for stopping by too,
- Mojo

Daryl said...

I love how the RED just POPS!

And how sweet of her to buy it for him ... I wonder what he got her ...


:-Daryl

Maddy said...

Very shiny. Very red. Isn't it great when you occasionally come across a couple who are really connected?
Best wishes

Akelamalu said...

What a sweet story and I love the car. :)

ilanadavita said...

I'm not much into cars but this one looks gorgeous.

Cherie said...

Cool car! Now, I know part of the inspiration when the boys and girls were designing my car. (I've got a Dodge Magnum.) But I wish that mine was that shade of red. It's awesome! :D

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice car and great story to go with it!

Dianne said...

jeni - she really is a beauty :)

leighann - that's cool that your girl likes cars!

knight - I would have loved the back of that car back in my heyday!

denise - they were a lovely couple, thanks :)

mojo - I guess it is sexy lol in a more solid way! thanks!!

daryl - you could see it all the way across the fairgrounds! I had to wait for the crowds to clear to get a good shot.

maddy - this couple made me believe in love again. married 40+ years and they were holding hands, they were just so easy together.

thanks akelamalu - they were a sweet couple :)

ilanadavita - she is gorgeous thanks!!

cherie - I rarely see that shade of red anywhere! I'm going to lookup the Magnum so I can picture you toolin' round town :)

Dianne said...

eg tour guide - thanks so much!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I love all those old classics and especially the bright colors. nice shot.

Ivanhoe said...

I like that there is a story going with that shinny red car. That couple reminded me Mark's grandma & grandpa. They are in their early 80ies, still hold their hands and just adore each other.

me ann my camera said...

Wow, bringing back the memories. Our first car was a station wagon too, not as classy though, a conservative brown ford which took us across Canada one summer when we were first married. A lovely red for Ruby Tuesday!

juliana said...

what a wonderful car, and such vivid red!

Columbo said...

Very Red! Awesome vintage car. Great posting for Ruby Tuesday. I only hope my wife gives me this type of anniversary gift.

just say these words said...

Wow, I love that car! Wish I have one.

Jan said...

Yeah, from back in the day.
This is a '56, but when I was in high school, I begged for a '55. No way, my Dad said, All you'll do is race around town. Yes, he knew me well.

ellen b said...

Oh now that is a beauty for ruby Tuesday! Fabulous find...

April said...

Great classic car - it looks so roomy, and I love the fins. Nice that you met the owners and found out the story of how they acquired the car.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!!



Pretty cool, Dianne!!



Junie

Jay said...

Classic Cars rock!

Carletta said...

A stunning shiny ruby red!
This is an awesome find - I'm not ashamed to tell you I am envious!!!

Not to take away from anyone else's post but THIS has to be the TOPS!

Dianne said...

queen size funny bone - my favorite old car is the one with the giant fins! :)

ivanhoe - mark's grandparents sound lovely!

me ann - one of the first cars I drove was an old station wagon with those fake wood panels on the side - I looked ridiculous but hey, it moved ;)

juliana - thanks!!

columbo - I guess you have to start dropping hints now! the husband told me the car had been a dream of his from "when it was new" LOL

just say - I know! I wanted to drive it away!!

jan - how cool! you were a "racy" girl LOL

ellen b - thanks :)

april - I love the fins too! and it was great to meet the owners.

thanks junie!!

jay - yes they do!

carletta - Wow! thanks! it's funny - I've said before that I was never a fan of red but now I see it and appreciate it everywhere. the moment I spotted this car my hand went straight for the camera!

Melli said...

Whoooo hoooo! That is a BEAUTY! WOW! Great story to go with it too! Darn tootin'!

bobbie said...

A real beauty. As you mentioned, the reflections of the other cars are neat.

MyMaracas said...

What a sweet ride -- and a sweet story to go with it. Love the color and the reflections.

the teach said...

Fantastic Dianne! A beauty of an old classic car! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Raven said...

Cool car... and I like the story that goes with it too.

Rambling Woods said...

Dianne..that was a lovely comment that you left on my monarch post. Thank you.. That is a car when cars were really cars. My husband removed the cat before he managed to bring up a fur ball on my pillow this morning. Now that is love...LOL...


PS..I am wondering if a TENS unit could help with your pain. I don't tolerate pain meds well, but I use a TENS unit for my back.

sweetnorms said...

great shot! a very beautiful car and memorable one, nice color..

Dianne said...

melli - she is truly a stunning car, I'd love to have one :)

bobbie - that car was soooo polished that the reflections were everywhere.

mymaracas - sweet indeed! thanks :)

thanks mary!! - I can't believe how RT just gets bigger each week, very cool!

thanks raven :) they were such a great couple, I smiled all day just thinking of them

rambling woods - you're welcome!! if there were more folks like you the planet would be so much healthier
getting in the way of hairball upchuck!! that is a good man :)
I'll talk to the specialist on Thursday, thanks

Dianne said...

sweetnorms - thank you so much :)

People with Cameras said...

Oh that's a beauty. And the red font is perfect lol

ettey said...

wow! classic indeed! luv the stunning red color :)

dot said...

It's a beauty for sure! I always wonder why they don't still make those nice station wagons instead of those big SUVs.

napaboaniya said...

A classic in fire engine red really makes all turn heads :)

Askew To You said...

Great Ruby Tuesday shot. Very shiny. :D

Becky and Gary said...

What a beautiful "old" car. Actually I remember these cars, so they can't be that old! Good Post for RT. Have a happy one.

WillThink4Wine said...

I love classic old cars! They've forgotten how to build cars nowadays.

Roger said...

What a great car! Candy apple red looks delicious. ;D

Matt-Man said...

One Word...Sweeeeet. Hope you are feeling better. Cheers Di!!

The Quiet Rage said...

I like your reference about the owners of this *very* cool car. How nice to be so in love after many years.

Gattina said...

I can only confirm ! the car IS red !

Shelly said...

Wayyyyy cool car! So great to hear the story about the sweet couple who own it, it makes me so happy when I meet people like that.
It's been a busy day around here but I wanted to check out the blogs you named in your last post - I haven't had a chance to get to all of them but I'm already crazy for Quiet Rage...what a great find! Can't wait to check out the others.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That's quite a color, isn't it? Great picture!

About C-Span and MSNBC....Monday they had Ann Curry pushing that same agenda of the Hillary people, etc... And it was during Jimmy Carters speech, Soooo Of Course, I couldn't see it! That's when I swithched to C-Span.....
Tonight I had on C-Span, as well...And just because I am perverse...I switched over to MSNBC After the Governer of PA spoke...Once again, there was Ann Curry, pushing that same stupid Agenda about The Hillary people...I switched right back.
I wonder what they will be pushing on Wednesday, after Hillary's Great Speech tonight??
I understand that they have to find something to make it seem there is a struggle happening, but really....What we want to see are ALL the speakers and not hear the Pundits so in love with the sound of their own voice. They should be ashamed!!!

Thanks so much for your very kind words.....As to signing up...Well, I have a really hard time with HAVING to do some assignment on a schedule, when it comes to blogging. I like being free wheeling and posting whatever--whenever. So, I have not joined any of these photo things for that reason---And there are a ton of them. But I appreciate you asking.

jientje said...

Wow!!! What a stunning picture of a gorgeous car!! That's a great find for a ruby!

Jo said...

I dig the car...it makes me think of cherry-bomb popsicles & Gidget.

I'm sorry you're feeling crappy, Sweetpea. I hope you're getting some rest...is that possible? I'm sending you big smushy hugs in lieu of tranquilizers b/c I just don't know where to get them :)

Bob-kat said...

Wow! Now that's red and a half! That car has plenty of character. I wonder if it was that couples Ruby anniversary present to each other?

Diane Mandy said...

Sounds to me like the owners are as classic as the car.

the walking man said...

That Chevy looks like the new Ford crossover only nicer with less gas mileage.

The Urban Buddha said...

WOw!! That is a great pick of pic for Ruby Tueday! :) WHat amazing colour! :)

Dianne said...

people with cameras - I loved how the shininess captured the car next to it!

ettey - thanks, I'm so glad I found it to shoot.

dot - I agree, SUVs are taking over the roads, especially the giant ones!! Somewhere along the line people decided to turn their cars into extensions of their living room!

napaboaniya - the car always had a crowd around it :)

Dianne said...

askew to you - the shine was amazing! hope your son is better today :)

becky and gary - I believe it was a late 50s model - and since I'm a mid 50s model I agree - not old ;)

willthink4wine - they sure have, very little style and lots of crappy material

roger - it is an amazing shade of red :)

matt-man - sweet indeed!! she was spectacular.

quiet rage - I was so glad I spoke to them, they kind of hung back and let the car speak for itself but you know me, always gotta know the scoop lol

gattina - it's the red all other reds want to be lol

shelly - they made me happy too! and they loved that I was more interested in them than in the car lol
I'm so glad you found and liked Quiet Rage - she is fantastic!! Says all the stuff we're all thinking and is funny as well.

oldold lady of the hills - glad you like the car, thanks
the media is already doing body language analysis to decide whether Hillary meant what she was saying and they're going out of their way to find every nutjob they can and then portray them as a majority - such crap!

Dianne said...

jientje - I wanted my shot to do the car justice, thanks!!

jo - cherry bomb popsicles!! Yes!! the Good Humor man used to come around with those :)
I'll be OK sweet lucious ;)
Just need to keep on keeping on

bob-kat - they've been married over 40 yrs so it's possible! I wish I had thought to ask

diane - they were classic, an aura of total peace and love and joy just exuded from them - I can see you and Max that way years from now :)

mark - the Ford Flex - have you seen the commercials? they're obnoxious - it's like they're trying to bring yuppies back

urban buddha - I'm so glad the car's beauty came thru! thanks!!

CG said...

What a cool car and a wonderful love story to go with it! I'm a sucker for happy couples!!

Chuck said...

gooorrrrgeous. i went to an auction this year and saw lots of these - yay. *huggies*

Dianne said...

cg - me too!!

chuck - I couldn't be trusted at an auction. I'd be in debt (more debt!!) real quick. hugs to you too!!

Ralph said...

This is great!! A 1956 Chevy Delray 2 door wagon. Hot rodded a bit, and in a beautiful probably $10K RED paint job.

The 'carhead' in me says that this dreamy 56 looks fine! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Hildegarde said...

Now that is a nice car ! and red it is :-) Thanks for pointing me to the Creative Photography project, I will check it out.

Tammy said...

Very cool car!!!

the walking man said...

Dianne..at 30+k only what yuppies are left can afford them.

Kimmie said...

WOW!!! What an awesome car! I love it and that is my favorite color of red! Boy, the owner has it shining like a brand new penny! I love the reflection of the other car also. All around beautiful photo for Ruby Tuesday!

Hugs,
Kimmie

Greyscale Territory said...

What a vibrant red! And the gleam of that car is incredible! Beautiful pic!

Patti said...

I love this car!

Isn't it amazing how we all are looking for and finding red to photograph for Ruby Tuesday?

It's such fun.

Have a great Thursday ~

Patti said...

I love this car!

Isn't it amazing how we all are looking for and finding red to photograph for Ruby Tuesday?

It's such fun.

Have a great Thursday ~

Dianne said...

ralph - it's funny you mention the 10K paint job - someone asked the owners how much the it cost to get that amazing color and shine and the husband chuckled while the wife punched him in the arm LOL

hildegarde - thanks :)
and I'm sure you will enjoy Creative Photo

tammy - thanks :)

mark - I thought it cost that much. It's almost impossible to find a clear price quote for it online, guess they want to suck people in.

kimmie - thanks :)

greyscale - the shine was amazing in the sun - from a distance the car practically glowed!

patti - I've mentioned before that red is one of my least favorite colors but I find myself appreciating it more and more each Tuesday :)

Deborah Godin said...

Oh baby, what a car - I wonder if it comes in red... (kidding!)

Dianne said...

LOL deborah!!

aoc gold said...

The Swing
(1)

How do you like to go up in a swing,

Up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing

Ever a child can do.

(2)

Up in the air and over the wall,

Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all

Over the countryside

(3)

Till I look down on the garden green

Down on the roof so brown
Up in the air I go flying again

Up in the air and down!
-----by runescape money