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Parade of Classic Old Cars

Updated on August 15, 2015

Possibly a Buick

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Allure of the Automobile Show

I was in Atlanta last weekend visiting with my son. On Saturday morning there was a parade of gorgeous classic, collector cars driving slowly down Peachtree Road, ending up at the High Museum of Art. You could look more closely at the antique cars and talk to some of the owners.

We stood on Peachtree Road watching these classic used cars, which looked like they were new condition, although you know many went through restoration. We took a lot of pictures. I wanted to put many of them in this hub as each antique car was really beautiful. I am not quite sure if I got all the names or all the cars right and some I didn’t know at all. There was no program to follow, but I did my best. I am sure there are those that know cars very well who will be delighted to help me out.

1939 Jacquar SS

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Brief Car Manufacturing History

For a brief history of automobiles, the classic car era began with the Great Depression in 1930, and ended with World War II about 1948. It was during this time auto manufacturers began to build closed body cars with fenders, which started to dominate sales rather quickly. The cars had a new sedan body design, incorporating a boot or trunk, as well, for rear storage. Running boards and headlights were added about this time also. By 1930, most of the technology used in today’s automobile had been invented, although there were improvements made continually.

American luxury cars from the 1930’s onward were built to travel on smooth roads and to impress the country club crowd. In Europe, the automakers were building cars designed for performance. After World War II the industry shifted away from the opulence of the pre-war period toward smaller, more practical models.

By the 1950’s the desire for fast, luxurious sports cars prompted automakers on both sides of the Atlantic to design the high-end performance cars for the track and the road. Fuel was cheap, and everyone loved the faster, luxurious cars.

1934 Packard Twelve Runabout Speedster

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1932 Ford

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Custom Model A

Driver said Grandfather had bought car new and they customized it. Pamela photo colleciton
Driver said Grandfather had bought car new and they customized it. Pamela photo colleciton

1951 Hudson

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1960 Rolls Royce

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

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1935 Duesenberg JN Roadster

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Corvette

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About a 1937 Plymouth

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Ford Willys Woody

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR W 196-S

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Maybe Someone Else Knows on This One

I love the white wall tires.
I love the white wall tires.

Lincoln Continental Convertible

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1934 Ford Coach

About a 1956 Mercedes-Benz SL

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Need Help With This One

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Summary

I hope the array of cars brought back some old memories for everyone. I didn't know the names of many of of the antique cars, but I remember them from my younger years. Watching the parade was such a festive occasion as people were laughing and answering questions when asked.

We got an invite to travel to Las Vegas in one of those gorgeous convertibles, but they didn't come back for us! Before the parade started it looked strange to see the empty street. It was a beautiful day, and if you have ever been to Atlanta, you just don't get to see Peachtree Road completely empty of traffic, ever!

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    I have no ideas what you are really trying to say. I am no car expert but loved seeing the parade of older cars. Some people have very nicely tried to help me identify the models. This is a hub designed for viewing pleasure.

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    RMiklós 5 years ago

    Lincoln? Nem, Cadillac. Sorry . . .

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    Mica, Thank you for the comment.

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    Mico 5 years ago

    I love the picture of the Hudson. http://www.micoequipment.com/

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    Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

    David A. Logan, I appreciate you giving me some accurate information. I tried hard to find pictures and asked people so I could accurately identify these cars as I think they are beautiful and should be well preserved. Thanks so much.

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    David A Logan Sr 5 years ago

    Not nit picking, just attempting factual statements, since I know cars really well, and have had nearly 40 cars in my life.

    #1.1957 Cadillac

    #3.Pierce Arrow touring car, about 1932

    #4.Pierce Arrow Sedan about 1936

    #9 Pierce Arrow

    #11. is a 1937 Packard Model 120

    #12. is a 1940 Ford, Nothing to do with Willys, Willys was a separate Company, like Maytag vs Frigidare

    #14 is about a 29 or 1930 Ford model A

    #15 is a 1963 Cadillac (elDorado) conv

    #16 is a 1929 Ford Model A

    #18 is a Porsche, I think a 911 or 944 model

    Hope this helps, I recognized the Pierce Arrows especially as they are fairly rare cars!

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    charm_baker, I would love to see your collection, as I love to to see old cars that have been taken care of so well through the years. We had such a great time the day we went to see the parade. Thanks so much for your comments.

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    Charm Baker 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

    Hi Pamela - what a great Hub! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I gotta go with the 1935 Duesenberg JN Roadster. I have a similar collection that I first posted here and got not PV's. I moved the slide show to AC (now YCN) but still no interest. I'm trying a different route and I think I'll link to your wonderful hub. I'll come back and drop you the address of the "mention". THANKS

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Vietnamvet, Thanks for the comments. Those cars give me the same reaction. It was so much fun to see the cars.

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    vietnamvet68 7 years ago from New York State

    Great Hub, I just love the old cars, brings back memories of some of the ones i used to own. Enjoyed it very much thanks for sharing.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Car Lover, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and I appreciate the comments.

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    Classic Car Lover 7 years ago

    Classic Cars are very much require be come up in this best era of the car industries. Most of the the Company like, For, WV, & Honda Has Started to given same looks as old Classic Cars to their newly upcoming models. this means this cars never be die, i like this kinds of car & also love to watch the really of this cars which last i seen in canada.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Jack, I think this is one of my favorite all time hubs. I love those classic cars too. I think someone else mentioned that the car was a Porsche.

    No, he didn't sell yet. It is listed with a Realtor now as he tried briefly to sell on his own. The problem is Obama is shutting down the space program so a couple of thousand people will be losing their jobs. Another brilliant more on his part.

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    TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

    Pam, Great Hub and Pictures! I liked the picture of the Hudson. In the early days of NASCAR the Hudson Hornet would terrorize the tracks and blow all the other cars off into the weeds. Great Pictures. The green car at the end is a Porsche. Unknown about the year and model. By the way, did your son sell his house yet?

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Ladybird, Thank you for your comment.

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    Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

    I love old cars! My father use to love them too, brought back great memories. thank you and loved this hub!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Eileen, I would love for you to link my article to yours. I think the cars were built better back then also. Thanks you so much for your comments.

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    Eileen Hughes 7 years ago from Northam Western Australia

    Great hub I love the old cars, you cannot beat them they were so much safer than those built today as well. I hope you dont mind but I would like to link your hub to one I did ages ago. cheers.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    50 Caliber, Thanks so much for your comments. I wondered about that black car because I really like it. Sorry you have that problem with spilling your beer but we all have are priorities and I enjoy the bit of humor you put in your comments.

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    50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

    Pam, still catching up, great hub on cars that are fun to see. The black car with the white sidewalls looks to have a winged wheel radiator cap, that would be a Studebaker from the early to mid 1930's. The Ford and Studebaker's from that era were much alike and little things seem to boost them to identification. Thanks for the memories of cars that had I known they would sell for 30k now, I might not have tore them up then, spilling my beer LOL, 50

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Cosette, I love to see those muscle cars too and of course, the classics. Thanks so much for your comment.

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    cosette 7 years ago

    wow, great photos. i love car shows - any kind. i even like watching them on tv... there's one i just started watching from Indiana that autions off muscle cars...omg so many of those cars are incredible.

    very nice hub Pamela!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Support Med, I love the classic cars also. Thanks for your comments.

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    Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

    Pamela99: Seems like your photography skills are at expert level. I love classic cars. Can't really help with the names, just like looking at them!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Steven, I am glad you enjoyed the cars. I appreciate your comment.

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    Great Wide Open 7 years ago from The Astral Plane

    I love the duesenberg myself, thanks Pam!

    Steven Randall

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Miata, I think most of them are very expensive. They are beautiful though. Thanks for your comment.

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    prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

    they are beautiful Pam, classic and must be expensive hehe, Maita

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Colmom, Fullerbelser & GmaGoldie, Thank you so much for your comments. I agree. The cars are a work of art.

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    These cars are a work of art.

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    fullerbelser 7 years ago from MONTGOMERY

    my grandpaw had a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR W 196-S.He had it for a long time and it was a great car with plenty of room in it.I loved that car.The closses thing I found that was close to it was a 1984 charakee wood grand.I really miss that car.

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    Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

    Nice selection of cars. I love the Stingray and the Hudson. I enjoyed your selection of pictures.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    ging. Thanks for the comment.

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    qing122 7 years ago from http://wwv.0fees.net

    good hubs

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    FCetier, nancy and Carolina, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and I appreciate the comments.

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    carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

    Oh man, I want that Woody!!!!

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    nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

    This was a really great hub. I love the classic cars. My husband and I usually go see a classic car show once a year. His favorite is the 1957 Chevy. I like the Camaros from the later 60's. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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    Chip 7 years ago from Cold Mountain

    They used to have a parade like that in Gulfport, MS before Katrina.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Cybersupe, I'm glad you remembered all those cars and you got a trip down memory lane. Thanks for your comment.

    Anginwu, That's neat that you have a 1950 Rolls Royce and I hope you get to ride in it occasionally. Thanks for your comments.

    Habee, I'm glad your husband will enjoy the pictures. It seems like every man I know loves to see cool cars old or new. Hope he enjoys them. Thanks for your comment.

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    My husband will LOVE this hub!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Great collection of pictures of antique cars. My husband loves antique cars too and he actually has a 1950's Rolls Royce, quite like the one in the picture. Cool hub.

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    CYBERSUPE 7 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

    Yo Pamela99,

    I was born in 1931 and knew each and every car in your Hub. Gee! thanks for the memory.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Prasetio, I'm glad you enjoyed the cars and it would be wonderful to own one of those cars. Thanks for your comment.

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    wonderful hub for fantastic car. It brings back many memories. This was totally amazing. I wish I have one of them. But I heard from my local newspaper, about the classic car which sold in auction worth hundred thousands dollar. I think it could be good investment in the future.

    So, to all my friends who have classic car. Keep your car well. Thank you very much. Good work and I rate this one.

    Prasetio

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Ken, Hello, Cassidella, Jayjay, Ictodd, Smireles, Well, it seems we all have our favorites. I'm glad everyone enjoyed the pictures. I loved the craftsmanship and the white wall tires on some cars also. I really had a great time with my son taking pictures. Thanks for all your comments.

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    Sandra Mireles 7 years ago from Texas

    Pamela, this is a totally awesome collection of vintage car images! Loved your writing. I lived in Atlanta in 1989 and have been to Peachtree Street, too!

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    lctodd1947 7 years ago from USA

    Pamela, this was wonderful. I have lived in Atlanta also and been to Peachtree Street. The cars are fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us...back home!!! HA!

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    jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

    Love these old cars, they have such beautiful lines and the workmanship is of high standards. Your photographs are beautiful, well done

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    Cassidella 7 years ago

    Hi Pamela,

    This hub presents an array of cool classic cars. My favorites are the Jag SS, the lil' red vette w/white walls, and the red convertible Benz at the end. Glad you were there so you could share with us!

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    Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

    Thank ou for this wonderful experience of seeing all these old timer.

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    Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

    WOW. Great Hub & great pictures. Those cars all had character & were each unique. Love that Ford Willys Woody.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Quill, Eovery, James, and myownworld, Thank you all so much for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub.

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    myownworld 7 years ago from uk

    What a neat little hub! I actually shared this with my husband and he loved it too! You rarely see these cars anymore, except as little 'dinky' cars models that I adore...(once my son grows older, I'm going to buy him some.) Refreshing read... thank you!

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    James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

    This is a great gallery of gorgeous cars. Thank you for this pleasure. I enjoyed it thoroughly. :-)

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    eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    You got some gems here, Pam.

    Keep on hubbing!

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    "Quill" 7 years ago

    I get a 56 T Bird "Red" when I get up there...will buzz you all...

    Blessings...awesome pictures.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    BK I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub and I think one of those beauties in my garage would be excellent. Thanks.

    Darlene, I'm so glad you liked the hub. Thanks for your comments.

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    Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

    What a fun hub, and I love all your pictures, great day outside and a visit with the family rolled all into one great trip. Thanks for sharing this outstanding hub with us. I big thumbs up ...

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    BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    What fun! I watched a car auction on cable with my son and they had many many of these beauties. I would love one just to park in the garage and then I can have a date in the garage. You need a really classic car to have a good date.

    Loved that timeless Rolls.

    Thanks for a fun hub!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Hannah and Amber, Thanks your both of your comments and that now makes 3 that say the green car is a Porsche 911 and late 60's or early 70's is probably right as many of the cars were from the 1960's. I love old cars also!

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    Amber Allen 7 years ago

    Hi Pam

    My OH says the green car is a Porsche 911 probably from the late 60s or very early 70s but he can't help with the other unknown car. I love old cars - they bring back memories of so many different things such as movies or songs. Rated up!

    Amber:)

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    HealthyHanna 7 years ago from Utah

    What a breath of fresh air in a world of pessimism. Thanks. I love old cars!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Sheila, Thank you for your comment and you plus Tony for probably identifying the green car.

    Katiem, I'm glad you liked the pictures. I really liked the Jacquar also and that's why we briefly were able to talk to the cute driver.

    drbj, Thank you for the compliment on the pictures and you comments are appreciated.

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Some of the old cars may not have looked like much but one thing they all had in common - personality!

    Beautiful cars, beautiful photos. Thanks, Pamela.

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    katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

    Pamela, What fun and great photography of the parade of classic used cars, I liked the 1939 Jacquar SS best, what a fab car. Thanks and Peace :)

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    sheila b. 7 years ago

    The Hudson looked familiar from my childhood. Looking at the older Fords, I remembered a neighbor who had an old one with a rumble seat, and taking us kids for a ride in that seat. Tony probably has the green one right, but it reminded me of a Studebaker-something a kid in high school had.

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    Tom, Thank you for the comment. I thought of the Beach Boys when I saw that car.

    Tony, Thank you for your comment. I agree about the Caddy but I loved some of the other older ones.

    Pop, Thanks for you comments. It is fun to go to the shows. I had a great time that day.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    I love these cars. We have a lot of classic car enthusiasts in my area and there is always a show to go to. Great hub and photos.

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    Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

    Some of the 50s US cars must be among the ugliest ever built - I mean the Caddy is just awful, as is the very first one! But the others here are gorgeous. The last one, the green one, I would say is a Porsche.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

    Pamela,

    The old cars are like my music a sort of time machine. I loved the Woody as it reminds me of The Beach Boys songs!!!!!!!!!!