Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seen at the Creekside Grill

Spoke briefly with the owner of this gorgeous car.
The Corvair is older than the owner.


Whether the people are inside or out. Automobiles are a story unto themselves. They've come so far in such a short time. They have taken over everywhere. They break thru the forests and the dunes and the mountains and bring civilization faster and wilder than the railroads ever could. They aren't bound by two rails. They suggest an absolute freedom, freedom that could take the mind to anywhere. They can go even where there are no roads; they can run over everything old and suggest a constant present. They seem like so much freedom but they actually are so much dependence. When you gain a car you lose a self. Cars keep driving to the furthest reaches, past where the roads peter out. The people stay inside them, enclosed in glass and steel. ~ John Akre.

The Chevrolet Corvair is an automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1959 to 1969, for the 1960–1969 model years. The Corvair was offered in a wide range of body styles, including four-door sedans, two-door coupes, convertibles, and station wagons. It was also built as a compact van similar to the Volkswagen bus, with styles including a pickup, panel van, and a passenger van called the Greenbrier. The cargo floor was raised above the rear engine, and some pickups featured an unusual side-loading ramp.


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY (lifted from the web)

"I was shopping for a car and asked the salesman the sticker price. He said $200. 'Not much for a car,' I said. 'The car's extra,' he said." (Scott Roeben)

overheard at the post office

Customer: "How will I know if this package gets to the person in Guadamala?"
Postal employee: "Take it yourself."
{then an explanation about how the postal employees
do all they can to ensure the mail arrives safely - but
can't account for mail handling in other countries . . .}