Thursday, May 21, 2009

Out to Pasture

1950 Chevrolet in pasture - two cars - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell


Maybe I have lived in Wisconsin too long, but when I saw these two old Chevys lying on their haunches in the freshly mowed grass, I thought immediately of a couple of big old cows, their legs folded beneath them and their heads erect, staring straight ahead.

After knocking on the door of the house and getting no answer, I wandered out to the pasture and made these photos. Both cars appear to be 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Doors, a workhorse of the Chevy line, touted for its reliability and value, virtues a farmer or factory worker would appreciate.

The soft luster of their paint and the spray of grass around their mouth-like grills certainly reinforced the Chevys’ bovine appearance, and they seemed to be very content to be resting here in the lush spring grass of Wisconsin.




1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Doors -  rear view blue - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell




1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Doors -  front quarter view - blue - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell




1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Door - both cars - front - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell




1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Door - hood detail - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell





1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 4 Door - front fender detail - copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell




1950 Chevrolet advertisment



All images and words (except the Chevrolet ad) copyright 2009 Jeffery Blackwell

2 comments:

  1. I wish i had that. :)

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  2. Anonymous- Yeah, I find it so interesting that even the most ordinary automobile becomes fascinating as the decades go by. Really a snapshot of a moment in American culture. Like these old Chevies.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Jeff

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Thanks for commenting! Double clutch!!