Oldtimer bonanza

We’re on a bit of an oldtimer kick here- including vintage Opels, German-market Fords, and other European “heavy metal” (by the way, how great is it that the term “oldtimer” is a legal definition in the Netherlands and Germany?). It’s hard not to be intrigued by these cars – and the culture behind them – when they’re unavailable to us and differ markedly from the US domestic market and its, er, culture. The same could be said about the Fords and Holdens from down under.

The ultimate irony, of course, is that the cars from abroad likely looked to and took their cues from the America of yore (cool America) for inspiration- and appear to continue to do so in the culture that lives on today (albeit with a distinctly European flair). And thus the circle becomes complete.

As for America, it remains to be seen whether it will ever find its cool compass again.

Wonderful photographs by Mausi_Monroe.

– Gyro

~ by velofinds on November 23, 2009.

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