Simon White, based in the UK, has been posting at the Cohort for some time, and we’ve featured a few of his shots before. But I’ve picked out a few others that all feature vintage American iron found in the UK. I find that seeing American cars in other countries always strikes me in a certain way that’s decidedly different than when seen in their home country. Obviously, once upon a time cars much more intensely reflected the unique circumstances, values, aesthetics and other qualities of their country of origin, unlike today, with some exceptions.
This first shot, of a Cadillac in the rear view mirror of a Rolls-Royce, is a perfect juxtaposition of the two very different styles in the ’50s.