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02-02-2019, 04:25 PM - 2 Likes   #2611
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I'm not a car guy, but my limited research suggests this Bel Air is from 1962-1964. I only got a couple of shots before a truckload of locals suggested I should leave. SMC Takumar 55 f/2 on a Fujifilm X-T20 body.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Neuse River Sailor Quote
I'm not a car guy, but my limited research suggests this Bel Air is from 1962-1964. I only got a couple of shots before a truckload of locals suggested I should leave. SMC Takumar 55 f/2 on a Fujifilm X-T20 body.
You guessed correctly, sir! It's a somewhat rare '63 Bel Air 2-door sedan.
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About 10 months ago, I posted a photo of my canoe restoration project, when I thought I'd be done in fall 2018. I missed that, but today I finished the traditional waterproof coating on the traditional canvas. Fifty years ago my dad spent the winter removing that and fiberglassing the same canoe. I know it looks like some sort of weird concrete thing but when this stuff dries in several weeks, I can paint it red and it'll look a lot better.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Neuse River Sailor Quote
I'm not a car guy, but my limited research suggests this Bel Air is from 1962-1964. I only got a couple of shots before a truckload of locals suggested I should leave. SMC Takumar 55 f/2 on a Fujifilm X-T20 body.
You were on a public road, why was that a problem?

I came across a field of old cars in South Carolina some years back, and was making exposures when some guy came along and told me I had to pay for the privilege. I asked him how he figured since I was standing on a public road. He tried to change the subject, telling me how his cars had been in movies.

So we struck up a conversation and soon the fading daylight gave me an excuse to tell him I had to go.

But we had a nice conversation, and he gave me his junk business card with an invite to ring him up the next time I was down that way.

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You guessed correctly, sir! It's a somewhat rare '63 Bel Air 2-door sedan.
Specifically it is a 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door post. Notice the frames around the windows on the doors.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
You were on a public road, why was that a problem?
Good question. It wasn't a problem for me, but it was for them. Some people are like that, I blame TV.

Most country people in rural North Carolina are very friendly and pleasant, but you run across these fearful, suspicious types now and then. I explained that I admired the old car and just wanted to take a few pictures of it, but they were adamant about me leaving. You never know, they could be cooking crack in the woodshed.

I'm a gregarious old man with a Santa Claus beard, a big smile and a gift for gab, but sometimes that's not enough. No photograph is worth killing or being killed over. Sometimes it's best to just smile, wave and drive away.
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Signal system still in use by the MTA in the NYC Subway system... it is old, lots of "signal problems" are reported daily delaying rush hour commute.



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QuoteOriginally posted by CharLac Quote
NYC is yellow cabs. June 2010
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Nowadays if you venture uptown enough and to the outer boroughs you'll likely see the Green variety of these old NYC icons... However, they're less and less evident than 2-3 years ago due to Uber, Lyft and such mobile auto options.
And finally, 5 months later I captured a good example of the greenies:

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And finally, 5 months later I captured a good example of the greenies:
Checker was the ultimate cab vehicle.

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Checker was the ultimate cab vehicle.
I think you can still rent one of these in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Cruise ship way off....heading for Cozumel
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Understated but very cool '62 Corvette...DA16-45 on K10D:
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1937 Cord 812

From The 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show--Classic Car Division--what a beauty.
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From The 2019 Philadelphia Auto Show--Classic Car Division--what a beauty.
That is a beautiful automobile.
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That is a beautiful automobile.
I've seen Cords before--only 3000 were made in total, but this was a magnificent restoration and I really wanted to go over the ropes, but the security was tight and I'm respectful. Here's another one.
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