First, my apologies to those that read the earlier post that disappeared. Whenever I get to that point, something always happens; in this case it was jpcavanaugh writing the CC for the ’59 Plymouth in the comments. Well, he just became a CC Author, although I’m not sure he knows it yet.
My life is has certain similarities to the farmers that I spent my childhood summers with. It’s a totally seasonal life, and I picked Oregon in major part because it’s so utterly conducive to outside life in the summer: no humidity, pleasant temperatures, no bugs, etc… I have eleven rentals to re-rent and maintain, we have a large garden, and we hike and bike whenever possible. And now I also have one house to deconstruct and another to build. It stays light until almost ten, and I don’t usually come inside until then. That explains why it’s very hard to even think about writing in the summer, just like farmers don’t sit inside reading or fixing their tools in the summer. And for me, giving writing a break enhances my creative juices, come winter.
I gave you a heads up back in April, and now it’s hit. Quite a few of you said you wanted to contribute. And a few have stepped up, and their contributions have really been terrific. I’ve repeatedly pointed out that some of your comments are as good as a CC post. It’s not that hard! They don’t have to be any particular length…just say what you want to say about a car. And I have lots of pictures; thousands of them, actually.
I’m prepared to help you get your post up, and teach you how to do it yourself. And Ingvar has offered to become an Editor when he gets up to speed. When I come in for lunch or supper, I enjoy having something to read too, like a fresh new CC post, by YOU. So just do it! And come winter, It’ll be my turn again…
Should we keep the 1959 week theme going? If anyone has interior shots of either a 1959 Chevrolet or DeSoto I’d be happy to write up those two I found over the last few days.
Not necessarily. I have at least one interior shot of a ’59 Chevy.
I’ll try to work on something/hope that Impala hasn’t been moved this evening.
Lars…I have some and you can find them here.
No Sales tax?!? No rust!?!?! No bugs?!?!?! Moderate temperatures!?!?!? Light ’til 10 PM!?!?! Sounds like heaven to me!!!
I have extra time due to unseasonable wetness (lawns don’t look nice when you mow them in a downpour) and I’d love to give writing a shot.
I fell for southern Tasmania for the low humidity got cold but thats ok but summers went for ages and dry, Classic cars abound no roadworthy inspections keeps lots in the wild on the OZZY mainland my 63 EH Holden was a tidy classic in Tas it was just another one, Wish Id kept it and shipped it to NZ not many here now. Oregon sounds like good place
Paul, Thanks for this site. I think you have started something good here and back at TTAC. You have a few very worthy apprentices in wait. I’m working up the courage to send in a write up on the Wagoneer and variants as soon as I find one on the street other than one of mine..
I look forward to it. If you can’t find one, I have several Wagoneers shot that I could share with you.
I said I would and dang it I will. My contract ends June 8th, I head from Gallup, NM to Ohio on June 10th. There will be classics at some point this summer written by me! Although it may be largely exterior shots cause the folks in Gallup tend to get nervous if you get to close even if that car has 4 flat tires and no glass in it.