Saturday, December 03, 2016

Old Car City

Truly a Photographer's (or Photorafers, as the sign says) Paradise!

Over 34 acres 
Over 4,000 cars (1920-1972) 
Over 6 miles of trails 
Family owned & operated since 1931

From the photo below ...
It all started in 1931 by a man named "Walt" & "Lucille" his wife. They owned a small general store with a gas pump & wood floors. They worked every day with no time off & little pay. Times were tough & money was rare. Conditions were rough but people were fair.

Now "Walt" had a few old cars, they were beaten & battered & some had scars. When he wasn't working in the mine, he would sell spare parts to people who'd buy them. Anything to make an extra honest dollar. He had to work hard, be a good husband & father. He had to provide & keep away the worry they had to survive & continue the Lewis Family Story.

Now Dean was "Walt's" boy & he grew up playing in these old cars. A million miles they would go pretending they were cowboys & chasing Geronimo. "Walt" had no idea the passion he had instilled in his child. But Dean's love for cars went far beyond the parts "Walt" had piled, so for Walt's son, he was going to make it big someday. It all started in 1931 & would become known as Old Car City, USA.

22% of Americans want Bruce Springsteen to write a new National Anthem.

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, Fueli heads & a Hurst on the floor ...

Ford Mustang



1939 Chrysler ... I wonder how old the tree is?

Mack Truck

Ford Galaxie

Some wisdom from the Tree of Knowledge ...
An Elephant's tooth can weigh up to 12 pounds.
You miss all the shots you don't take.
Humans can live on only eating butter & potatoes.
The average yawn lasts about 6 seconds.
There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong.

Finish line flags on the back of a Ford Fairlane

 1956 Buick Super


 Ford Edsel


There's really a Dodge under all of those pine needles.

Pontiac

Packard Clipper

There are two rules for ultimate success in life. Never tell everything you know.




Oldsmobile


Lincoln Premiere






Ford Town Sedan


Ford V8

Ford Pinto

Dodge Charger

Studebaker

AMC Pacer



Shooting details in the bus


I didn't take many people pix, but here's Mary with the bus.


Chevy Corvair ... the subject of Ralph Nader's famous book ...
Unsafe at Any Speed




You might be a redneck if all your golf balls come in egg cartons!





Mack, Ford & Oldsmobile

Buick LeSabre



The Doodool Room features Dean's styrofoam cup art.

So many cups! Every one is different & really creative.

I think they need more display shelves  ;-)

One the way out, I was lucky enough to meet Dean. I told him how much we enjoyed our visit & that I would be there weekly if I lived closer. Here's a link to the feature on CBS Sunday Morning.

I'll definitely be coming back to White, GA.

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