This 1965 Parisienne (or Paris Enne, as the missing letter would have it) is a blend of crafted and found mellowing. I hear sitars buzzing dreamily, and I think of this:
Whoa, I’d totally forgotten about that Sesame Street sketch. It’s perfect for this car.
I remember it, too. Stuff like that and Bip Bipadotta singing fat hat cat sat or some craziness. Interesting how much psychedelia and surrealism children’s programming fed us for about an entire decade. No wonder I have such a warped sense of humor.
That Poniac looks like it could have come straight from a mid ’70’s concert to 2021.
I feel fortunate to have been the right age for these things when they were aired. This kind of educational television meshed perfectly with the psychedelia of my childhood.
Grace Slick (of Jefferson Airplane) used to do the vocals on some of these Sesame Street “counting” videos. (specifically, check out the “Jazzy Spies” clips on Youtube). Some interesting stuff. I used to watch those when they originally aired; I was 4 years old in 1969-70.
Not to mention the Pointer Sisters:
Using up the “wrist slasher” horn rings?
“That’s what they sent us, just install ’em!”
You mean “cookie cutters” (horn rings)?
Sad. It is like looking at an old western Nudie Suit that was turned into a rag.
Seems that the look wasn’t considered important when fitting the “J.C. Whitney” amber turn signal indicators to the Australian-assembled Parisienne. They could have recolour the reverse lamps or part of taillamps and maintain the cohesive look.
I’m alright with the extra lights, but not with the Chevy dashboards fitted to RHD Pontiacs, which usually weren’t even updated until a new generation came around. Real 1960s Pontiacs had beautiful dashes.
Oof. Those afterthought turn signals are on the schlock list with the Australian ’59 Chev, the Japanese ’78(?) Olds Toronado (shown here), and numerous ’60s-’80s FoMoCo products with tacky, trailer-spec turn signals crudely thrown onto the bumper. The hell of it is, as you say, GM knew how to do this correctly, they just sometimes chose not to.
Aw, c’mon Daniel, the Aussie ’59 Chevy indicators are cool. Like little chrome and orange bats hanging from the wings!
I agree; they’re cute!
Wow, that Toronado has lights just about everywhere except the one place they so want to be, in the vertical blades/fins where the grey plastic or vinyl insert is.
That would’ve encroached on Cadillac’s turf.
You wonder if the painting outlasted the artist. Chemicals can do that.
In my youth, a common response to bad DIY Duco was “Crikey! What’d you paint this with, a DUNNY BRUSH?!” A mate had a faded grey Austin A40. One Sat’dee arvo he rolls up, his coach turned to a pumpkin; canary yellow; not Duco, but Dulux Enamel HOUSEPAINT, STREAKY! We ask The Question. Once a Scout, always a Scout, he’s prepared; pulls from the boot a yellow-paint-caked dunny brush. (Oz>U.S.English: dunny=toilet; boot=trunk)
I’m too old to have watched Sesame Street, more’s the pity I think .
I wonder how rusty this old crate is, might be able to put it back on the road .
In the 1960’s there were hand painted cars -everywhere- .
Well-done art. The skull on the package shelf is a bit of a buzzkill.
I sure did love those Sesame St. counting videos. I was a few years too old for them too, but wow, they were great.
This all brings to mind Paul’s post on the Further bus.
And of course this guy’s car. He should have done the same thing with his Chrysler.
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