Classic Car Personalities

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Classic Car Personalities

You either get it or you don’t. People often asked “when will I get a real car?” How much more real can you get than a 2 1/2 ton hunk of steel on wheels? Sure, no a/c or rear defrost, but there are so many more things my classic car offers compared to the fiberglass cookie cutters of the last 50 years.

Classic cars have personalities. Not just anyone can jump behind the wheel of my ’68 Plymouth Fury and if you did try to drive it you would probably freak out once your foot touched the brake. I am pretty sure you’d never have been able to comfortably drive my ’68 Cadillac Coupe Deville with no power steering…at least not until you got used to it. …Remind me to tell you the story of the valet that thought I was yanking his chain about parking it. You would not have made it out of the drive way in my ’63 Mercury Comet, all these cars were perfect to me…because I got to know them. Haha, not that I am a “classic car whisper”, but if you like classic cars…you know what I mean! All these cars had personality —–>not just with their nuances {which

you needed to learn how to treat them} but down to the smallest detail of actually listening to them. Once IMG_2156you get the feeling for driving one these beauties, you’ll agree they have personalities.

I am not the only one that feels this way, one of my instagram friends @my_southern_diary, shares the same passion for these {sometimes rusty} old beauties! I recently asked her a few questions on the topic and here are her responses!

What makes you think that old cars have personalities? Or Why?

I think old cars have lots of personality because they just speak to you. You see an old Cadillac and you just know some fancy lady drove it and it saw lots of parties and pretty dresses. Then you see an old beat up pick up truck that looks like he isn’t afraid of anything or anybody. Then your hot rods are always the cool kids on the block. It’s always fun to try and think up what kind of life the car had. I love the trucks that look like bullies. They just scream I ‘m tough and I’ll take you down if you mess with me. The 50’s Chevy pickups scream bully..

Have you owned any classic cars? If so what was your favorite and what was it like?

We’ve owned lots of cars. My husband is always bringing something home. We just bought a ’38 International pick up and it’s my favorite. It’s got a dream Patina and I’m so excited over it.

Since you take photos of old abandoned cars, are there any that really gave you the creeps? Like “Christine”

The creepiest cars I shoot are the abandoned hearses. I have shot several of these. You know this was someone’s last ride. The back is always long and dark and you have a sense of sadness that they are no longer with us, but you also have a sense of their spirit all around you. I am always very respectful of these cars and what they represent.

What would your dream classic car be and what would you name it? Why?

My dream car is actually a truck. My favorite is the 49-51 Ford pickups. I’m pretty smitten with the ’38 International we just bought though, and he has become my dream truck. I named him Rusty. My dream car would be maybe a 50′ Buick Roadmaster and I would name her Clemantine. Who can resist that grill…

If you’ve ever driven a classic car, did you talk to it? If not would you and would you be embarrassed?

I always talk to cars I drive. I think of them as male or female. Anytime I drive a pretty boy, I tell him how handsome I think he is, or a fancy high faultin lady. I always tell her, I know in her day, she was belle of the ball. I’ve never thought about being embarrassed, but maybe I should…lol

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Her responses are just as cleaver as her instagram photos, be sure to check her out! Don’t get me wrong, and I am sure My Southern Diary would agree…I love the comfort of A/C, heating and power everything. However, my car of choice isn’t just transportation, its a lifestyle and a relationship. I invest time and care and just like I feel about my man, home and daughter…I like to show her off. If you are a part of the car culture, you know we treat each other like family and help out with our “steel babies”…hey people say fur babies why not?! For example, on facebook I am a member of a Plymouth Fury Group…yes there are that many of us FURY owners that we can form a group! Anyways, I recently asked the group what the personality of their car is and I think Damian said it best…

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Keep in mind the next time you fly by one of those old cars and think what a “hunk of junk”, that one mans trash is another mans treasure. If you want to check out all of my Plymouth Fury Friends classic car beauties, see the gallery below!

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