Cohort Sighting: 1953 Willys Pickup Still Hauling

Willys 1953 profile Sunnys

In front of Sunny’s Bar in very hip Red Hook (NYC) sits this splendid survivor ’53 Willys pickup obviously still doing the work it was designed to do: haul loads. Triborough has been documenting its comings and goings with a terrific set of pictures at the Cohort, so lets pick a few and see what the cargo consists of.

Willys 1953 mixed bags

The most common load is garbage bags; mixed in this case.

Willys 1953 black garbage bags

Or all black, as on this day.

Willys 1953 fresh straw

Fresh bales of straw…

Willys 1953 straw sprouted

And sprouting ones. Are they the same ones a month or so later?

Willys 1953 fq

And no load at all. Few things I like more than seeing old trucks still hauling the goods.

Here’s my CC on an old Willys Pickup in my neighborhood also still hauling loads