[Originally published on 24 December 2016 @ 08:00]
‘Twas the night before Xmas; outside the garage, not a pickup was moving—not even this Dodge. It’s a ’64—Slant-6, natch—that lives over the hill from my house. In its first life, it was a Highway Department truck. Second life: farm truck. Second-and-a-half life: dragged behind a combine as a fuel truck, hence the big tow bar jutting from the front (since removed). Third life: restoration project and suburban Chrismastime decoration carrier. I appreciated my neighbour’s creativity, and pressed my own car’s headlamps into service as makeshift photo lighting. Show us your captured Christmas curbside classics—or Chanukah, or Kwanzaa, or Festivus, Eid, Diwali, Yom Kippur, Captain Picard Day…
Thanks for the photo of my favorite truck, Daniel. Happy holidays.
I am partial to this one. My best Christmas wishes to all.
Sweet looking Dodge truck. I’ve always liked Mopars of the 60s and 70s. Happy Holidays. 🙂
Christmas Tempo. Claude TX
I like it ! the trusty Dodge .
I like the Mo-Par funded X-Mass Shopping picture too ~ several humorous details if you look closely .
This truck’s looks are rather mesmerizing. Don’t know why because the rational-irrational part of me says it’s ugly — especially the 4 door variant with two front doors on each side – wugh…
“Some jack— is riding my tail.”
“Clark…don’t provoke them…,”
“Kid’s look, a deer.”
This GMC was near Lansing MI about 15 years ago.
My van was in the shop in December of 2003
my fave of all these.
Second, is the Studebaker, above.
Next, the Valiant & mink stokes makes me laugh ….
ooops, not a Valiant.
It’s a Dart! (and mink *stoles*)
It’s a Valiant. A ’60, to be exact. See it in bigger size in the next post.
Reo flatbed owned by Lansing Community College driving in the 2013 Christmas parade.
Very nice! I had a 64 D-100 though not as nice as this one.
Also slant six with a four speed
I light up a car every year, usually its whatever project I’m working on. This year its my first car ’77 GP
the last couple of years it was my ’71 RR
Love that 64 D100. Maybe ugly, maybe classic. I’ll take one just like it. Slant six and the four-speed if you please. Faded yellow paint will work just fine. All character, no fuss. Thanks for the happy grin on my face ?
The neighborhood garage decorated one of its tow trucks a couple of years back. (No idea why this is displaying upside down, but if you click to see it larger, it’s right-side up. As a bonus, the dark car just behind the truck is a ’72 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible.)
Here’s my 71 F250 hauling a load of Peanuts!