Funny how you can miss these threads once they drop below the immediate visual radar.
Mike, great Ford shots, and whilst I like your last one (your favourite) I think I prefer either the first of the fourth, probably the fourth (the c/up of the red light) because of the darkness surrounding the bright colour... interesting mood, mystery!
Slobodan: I can tell you something that is an amazing condemnation of the modern: my tiny Fiesta is but a fraction of the size of the Galaxie, but I would park the Galaxie any day in preference to the Fiesta. Reversing it is done by sound: scrape, bang or twang. You can see zilch lookiing out of the rear or rear side-windows. Well, you can
see branches where there are high trees.
The last car that I owned that permitted easy reversing was my Humber Sceptre, bought in '74 and traded for the Fiat X1/9 in '79 - you could see all four corners. Reversing? On my later cars you couldn't/can't even see the front
corners! Yet another example of the lost Golden Age
! With the Fiat, if you flipped up the folding/disappearing headlights, you could get an indication of the front, sort of. The later Alfasud was certifiably blind going backwards. But it had a smashing Boxer engine!
Speaking of such Ages
, I remember watching a music docu. of the Stones with Chuck Berry, where the camera goes to his motor museum... seems he clung onto all his wheels because he didn't like getting creamed by dealer trades, which you can deduce from his own songs.http://youtu.be/BK_ZP6dN6sU
Sad end for a beautiful Caddy!