Tag Archives: history

  • What Do These Car Pictures Say To You?

    Philadelphia, 1973. (Photo courtesy Hemmings.com)

    If you really know your classic American cars, you'll want to see if you can identify any of the cars in two photographs that appear in the blog on the Hemmings web site (link below).

    It's not as easy as it sounds, because the pictures were taken in a Philadelphia junkyard, in 1973, and the vehicles were not exactly in top driving form! You'll see what I mean when you click on the link below.

    Hemmings' apparent reason for publishing the pictures was to initiate a sociological discussion. They write in the caption, "It’s said one can discern a culture’s true nature by sifting through its refuse. If that’s the case, then what do these 1973 Dick Swanson Documerica photos of cars stacked in a Philadelphia junkyard tell us about that area’s car culture in the early Seventies?"

    The thing is, most of the readers preferred to comment by identifying many of the cars in the pictures! So you may as well jump in and either identify the cars or add your 2¢ about the sociological implications of crushed cars! Click here to see both photographs and enter your comments.

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  • I Say, Old Chap, Would You Care To Host Your Own Car Restoration Programme?

    Time to dream! Your road to fame and fortune runs through London! Here's a thought-provoking nugget I found on the carenthusiast.co.uk blog...

    A UK television production company, Betty, is looking for two presenters and a team of mechanics to host a new car programme.

    The programme will feature the two presenters traveling across the globe to find rare and rundown classic cars, bringing them back to the UK and restoring them to their former glory. The hosts will also look into the history of the models, speaking to various enthusiasts, designers and production workers along the way. According to Betty, the new show will be "nostalgic and inspirational", and will aim to deliver "retro cars in an aspirational light."

    They're looking for two people who ideally have an expert knowledge of car restoration, are passionate about the history of cars, and have big personalities who can bring the show to life. So, if you think you meet the above criteria and fancy a career in television, contact the producers:

    Development Producer
    Betty
    The Heal's Building
    8 Alfred Mews
    London, W1T 7AA
    United Kingdom
    Phone: 0207 2900660

    Click here for "Betty" website

    Well, at least you can dream.

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