A Peek into the Past Through Restored Automobiles

2012-06-13 2

Is it wrong to take a trip down memory lane to an era that you don’t actually have memories of because you weren’t alive back then? Why is it that vintage cars pull at my heart strings with a certain nostalgia? On a recent trip through Revelstoke, British Columbia, I was thrilled to encounter a vintage car show.

I often think that I was born in the wrong decade, and that the prime of my life should have been lived out during the 1950s and 1960s. Pherhaps that is why I am overcome with nostalgia when I encounter vehicles from these decades. And I know I am not alone. The recent retro trends in fashion, hair styles, furniture, television shows, and movies can attest to that.

Fortunately for us, these vehicles also happen to be extremely photogenic.

Check out these beauties, as viewed through my Lubitel 166+, complete with tuck-and-roll interiors, custom pin-striping, and all the other fixings you would expect to see:

And even more breathtaking are these shots that were cross-processed:

But, for me, the piece de resistance is this 1957 Cadillac (which also happens to be my dream car). The owners were a very cute couple that had this vehicle since their wedding. The husband was the third owner of the car, who said that he knew he had to have it when he first saw it back in the sixties. He did a great job restoring it. Although it was tempting to question if he would sell it to me, I knew from the glint in his eye that he would never part with it.

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  1. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    I was always partial to the 1963 Corvette. :)

  2. befaster
    befaster ·

    Urgh... why the Lubitel??? It makes me so jealous, both of the cars and for the cars! I think the cross processing really makes that vintage feel, it's as if you took them in the 60's or 70's! Great article Mafiosa!

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