Monday, June 13, 2011

V is for Vintage (ABC Wednesday)

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Vintage vehicles always catch my eye, and we saw a couple on our recent trip through Arizona and California. 

This faded old fire truck was parked out behind the Amerind Foundation Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. 







We spotted this amazing old homemade wooden trailer at a gas station in central California. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see light coming through the boards, which I took to mean that the interior was stripped out and all ready to be refurbished. 



21 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great finds. I like old vehicles also.

Ms. Becky said...

that trailer IS amazing! look at the round window in that door. too bad a peek inside wasn't possible. there's something very cheerful about the firetruck - the grill/rounded headlights make like the truck is smiling. great photo finds. I don't think I'll ever stop loving the name Dragoon. have a great day.

becky said...

I LOVE the old trucks! I have a dream of owning one some day that is functional, and I will drive down a dirt road in my cowboy hat to my home out in the country!

Reader Wil said...

You can join the ABC Wednesday meme! Tomorrow we are looking for words starting with V. And vintage is a perfect word! Vintage cars are so interesting and the wooden homemade trailer is brilliant. Thank you for your visit and very kind comment!

morningbrayfarm.com said...

We love vintage too. These are great finds - that trailer is amazing!

Beth said...

Oooo...I love that trailer, Clair. I would SO like to see inside. Love the old truck, too---those old trucks had a beauty that's sorely missing from modern trucks. Now they're all sharp-edged and intimidating and lacking in grace.

Quiet Paths said...

That old truck is a beauty. I'm not so sure painting your trailer black in the SW is such a good idea...

clairz said...

Thank you, Reader Wil, for giving me the boost I needed to join the ABC Wednesday posts.

Tina said...

Hihi, you have also a vehicle like me. :) LG Tina

mrsnesbitt said...

Welcome aboard ABC Wednesday and what a fantastic post to join with! Vintage eh? In our drive lives my beloved pick-up which is going to be transformed before your very eyes!!! Watch this space!
Denise ABC Team

Sylvia K said...

Hey, Clairz! Welcome to the ABC fun! And what a great post for the V Day! That trailer is amazing!! Wonderful old cars! Look forward to seeing you here next week!! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia
ABC Team

photowannabe said...

Love vintage "stuff". The wooden trailer is quite amazing. I would have stopped to get a picture too.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a fabulous photo find, that incredible trailer. I've never seen anything like it, and that's saying a lot, because my father and his friends were great ones for home-built campers.
Wow.
— K

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

Shady Gardener said...

Vintage for sure, ClaireZ! This is a fun post - wouldn't you like to see the trailer once it's restored?
Thanks for visiting me today.

Roger Owen Green said...

my father-in-law has a Ford from the late 1930s. Still runs!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rajesh said...

Wonderful. I also admire vintage vehicles.

Berowne said...

Very interesting post...

Martha Z said...

I like vintage vehicles as photo subjects.
I hope you are not being impacted by the fires, news reports are scary. It has finally turned hot here, time to head for the mountains.

nonizamboni said...

Great V choice! I have always liked the grill 'faces' on the older trucks & cars; to my mind we aren't so creative with our 'new' versions. And that old trailer is priceless.
Thanks!

Joy said...

I love old trucks, so much character. Wow that trailers is almost art deco. I know someone who bought a big old fire engine, he lives in a narrow road valley so it might come in handy one day while waiting for the real fire appliance to turn up.

Tumblewords: said...

Superb!!!!