Monday, July 16, 2012

Photo of the Week- "Come Fly with Me"

 Lots of fun with photos this week on the Palm Springs Automobilist Facebook page. Our most viewed photo this week I call "Come Fly With Me," a 1960 factory photograph of a brand new Chevrolet Corvair and a coquettish young lady, but what turns the picture into a standout are the folded paper birds- could this photo be what inspired Hitchcock to make the film?

Coming in a close second (how's that for a race photo headline) is Daytona, 1960- in which a Ford has a narrow lead over a Chevrolet. This photo captures the roots of NASCAR aka "stock car racing", when the cars were indeed regular production cars with just a few performance mods and some safety equipment added. Many of these drivers found themselves sitting on the production seats. It's a great look at a simpler time.

And the third place photo was so close I decided to include it as well. I call it "Then or Now", and it is in fact a recreation of a 1958 Cadillac factory photo, taken to publicize the Cadillac Grand National Event in Detroit in 2002. I think they did a great job in staging it. 

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! That third picture definitely fooled me. They did a great job with the recreation. Also liking that first picture too!