Thursday, October 3, 2013

Classic beauties


Some people would be afraid to drive such classic beauties on busy city streets, but these two cars sat unharmed in downtown Belgrade.  I'm not a car person, but they were so 'cherry', as we used to say in the sixties....

By the way, the shop visible behind the car in the top photo is the pastry shop where these little delights come from.
Daily Haiku
Sit behind the wheel
For a moment feel the thrill
Of classic beauty 

9 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Love the VW.

Kate said...

Impossible to choose between the two. The convertible for summer and the VW for the winter would solve the dilemma.

Lowell said...

The convertible looks almost like a homemade deal. We once had a green VW that was the vintage of Mr. Red. But it didn't have a heater and that wasn't good living in Chicago, so we sold it!

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous, Bibi!

The yellow convertible is a rare replica of another rare car: the 1936 Auburn 852. The giveaway that it is the replica are the wheels and tires - those are modern 14" wheels and tires as used on the otherwise very faithful replica that was built for awhile. (No longer in production.) The original 852 was supercharged and guaranteed to be able to go 100 miles per hour - a rarity in 1936. It was popular among the Hollywood crowd.

«Louis» thinks the VW is probably a '67.

Being the old car buff that he is, he really enjoyed this post!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Daryl said...

seems to me if you have something you enjoy you use it

TheChieftess said...

While the V Dub is quite the nostalgic gem...I LOVE that top car!!! Is that a Duesenberg?

TheChieftess said...

Oops! Didn't see << Louis >> post!!! I stand corrected...he is the undisputed car authority on blogger!!!

Thérèse said...

Ces deux là méritent bien qu'on leur tire le portrait!