Beach Blast Muscle Cars

Beach Blast Muscle Cars

Mike Kelly’s Beach Blast, May 2011: The Muscle Cars:

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Photograph taken May 15, 2011 in Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Posted by ShacklefordPhotoArt on 2011-05-18 18:38:22

Tagged: , Mike Kelly’s Cars , Cars , Car , Automobile , Antique Car , Muscle Car , Classic Car , Cocoa Beach , Florida , Mike Kelly’s Beach Blast , May 15, 2011 , ShacklefordPhotoArt.com , ShacklefordPhotoArt , Donnie Shackleford …

1970 Ford Torino Cobra SportsRoof (5 of 7)

1970 Ford Torino Cobra SportsRoof (5 of 7)

Photographed at the 9th Annual Waggoner Green Diamond Car Show in Waggoner, Illinois on September 19, 2010.

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Automobile Photographs
: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)

Central Illinois (excluding Springfield)
: Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "countryside") photographs are grouped by county.

Springfield, Illinois
: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.

The Illinois State Fair
: My collection of photographs of the Illinois State Fair. The fair offers something for everyone. Grab a corn dog and lemon shake-up, and come take a look!

Beyond Central Illinois
: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together:

Barbers & Barber Shops
: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.

Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!
: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.

Thanks for stopping by! – myoldpostcards (Randy von Liski)

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2010-09-24 20:38:33

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R.I.P. Saab

R.I.P. Saab

Some rather sad news today that production of Saab’s will be discontinued – jalopnik.com/5429575/saab-officially-borked?skyline=true&…

They were once known as cars of real character and were (quite frankly) odd… In the early days they had strange styling and those unusual two-stroke engines – where you had to mix oil and gas to fuel up the gas tank, but were demons in the rally racing world… This 1976 Saab 96 was one of the last of the old-style cars that date back to the "good-old-days" of Saab… Alas the history of Saab is rich and unusual but they have become just another car company with very little character, soon to fade into the sands of time…

Interesting… I just read on Jalopnik that Sixten Sason, the Swedish engineer responsible for most of Saab’s postwar output right up to the Saab 99, also designed the first Hasselblad camera, cool…

Sorry folks, this is one of the best Saab photos I have, my apologies 🙂

Posted by Sherlock77 (James) on 2009-12-19 04:55:57

Tagged: , car , classic car , Saab …

3 (Large)

3 (Large)

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

Chassis No. SCEDT26T4BD006715

Specs: 130hp 174 cu. in. V6 engine, C.I.S. Fuel-injection, five-speed fully synchronized transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.8"

John DeLorean’s self-named sports car was the talk of the auto world long before it ever hit the streets. There was talk in the mid 1970s of his radical coupe with an unpainted, stainless steel body with exotic gull-wing doors. Mr. DeLorean was already himself an auto industry legend for designing one of the most definitive muscle cars, the Pontiac GTO. He was also known for his fast rise through the ranks at General Motors, where he gained a reputation as a rebellious visionary. He quit GM in 1973 and later formed the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC). The production version of his car debuted in 1981. By 1983 financial difficulties had doomed the company and it closed down before building fewer than 10,000 cars.

The exciting history of the man and the company aside, the cars is actually quite novel, both then and now. Standard features include electric windows and mirrors, air-conditioning, Craig stereo, central-locking and leather seats. The DMC-12 was built on a Lotus designed chassis, which consists of a central box-section backbone, and “Y” shaped sub-frames. The car’s body is constructed of glass-reinforced plastic, with Brushed Grade 304 stainless-steel panels attached. The panels are easily removed to repair any small dents and any minor scratches can be removed with light sanding.

SCEDT26T4BD006715: This beautifully preserved DeLorean has enjoyed sympathetic care and maintenance while in the hands of its sole caretaker since new. Remarkably, the odometer only shows slightly over 11,000 miles; which is easily attested to upon viewing the gray leather interior, which in excellent overall condition and shows virtually no wear. The engine bay also appears in equally impressive condition. The vehicle is accompanied by a large file of workshop manuals, servicing records, award, DeLorean advertising, California blue plates, and more!

The previous owner, a private collector, always routinely serviced the car as necessary. Upon close inspection one can see that this is undoubtedly one of the finest low mileage DMC-12s around. There are very few original examples in existence displaying such honesty and care in its ownership and maintenance from new.

One Owner Since New!
Extremely Well Maintained!
11,000 Original Miles!
A True Time Capsule Survivor!

Posted by Driver Source on 2011-07-01 20:00:27

Tagged: , Delorean , back to the future , car movie , classic car , one owner car , 1980s car , car collection houston …

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (2 of 7)

1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster (2 of 7)

Photographed at the Culver’s Cruise in Springfield, Illinois on July 26, 2009. The cruise is a monthly summertime event put on by the Central Illinois Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

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You are invited to stay and browse through my stream. Here’s a quick introduction to my little corner of Flickr:

Automobile Photographs
: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)

Central Illinois (excluding Springfield)
: Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "countryside") photographs are grouped by county.

Springfield, Illinois
: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.

The Illinois State Fair
: My collection of photographs of the Illinois State Fair. The fair offers something for everyone. Grab a corn dog and lemon shake-up, and come take a look!

Beyond Central Illinois
: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together:

Barbers & Barber Shops
: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.

Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!
: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.

Thanks for stopping by! – myoldpostcards (Randy von Liski)

Posted by myoldpostcards on 2009-08-25 01:35:10

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