Friday, June 29, 2012

Photo of the week: Here's Lucy

Another busy week for cool retro images on the Palm Springs Automobilist Facebook Page. We somehow got onto the topic of the 1954 film "The Long Long Trailer, starring Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, a new brand new Mercury convertible and a ginormous New Moon trailer. The conversation recalled the magic substitution that was made during the mountain driving scene where the Mercury convertible was replaced with a more powerful Lincoln, and this still from the movie became our top image of the week.

Our second most popular image for the week comes from the archives of General Motors. This is the 1955 GMC L'Universelle, designed by GM legend Chuck Jordan for the 1955 Motorama. It was designed around a Pontiac V-8 engine, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and special front wheel drive unit. A running chassis development prototype was built and evaluated and the project came very close to production approval, but alas it was not to be. It is shown here with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Be sure and drop by our Facebook Page daily for retro images and lively banter. See you there!

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