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Jun 11, 2019 01:47:52   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
They don't make them like this anymore. From the San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park in San Marino, California.

Captured with Fuji X-T20 and 16-55 lens. Adjusted in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust. Topaz really brings out hidden tones and colors of the image.


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Jun 11, 2019 02:44:23   #
RE (a regular here)
 
A classic wonderfully captured, thanks so much for sharing it!

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Jun 11, 2019 04:18:38   #
gordonjones
 
Is the trunk open?

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Jun 11, 2019 05:25:05   #
cmc4214
 
I love it! But can you believe that back in the early eighties Life magazine called it one of the ugliest cars of all time

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Jun 11, 2019 05:35:29   #
dpullum (a regular here)
 
Yes, they and other airplane inspired works of art were incorporated in car design; it was an adventurous time.

The perverted thought passed thru my head... briefly... the thought was to take all the "interesting" parts and combining them in one car. One end these jet plane air flow stabilizer tail fins the other end perhaps the pointed Studebaker. I am referring to the 1950-1951 models, a.k.a. the “bullet nose” or “airplane” Studey.

When the Trump second term administration reopens the Studebaker plant in Southbend Indiana, just to spite Mayor Pete, such creations will be possible. I do not want my country back, I want my classic car design back... they were beautiful [?]

There was just a popup for the 2019 Cadillac Escalade... oh my ! !... front grill inspired by the Edsel Ford grill.

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Jun 11, 2019 06:13:25   #
Bob Mevis (a regular here)
 
Amen brother! I am 20 miles and 1 generation removed from Studebaker.a











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Jun 11, 2019 07:58:47   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Nice photo.

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Jun 11, 2019 08:28:46   #
pesfls
 
Heavy metal

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Jun 11, 2019 09:15:23   #
Tomcat5133 (a regular here)
 
Great shot. Great memory. I was maybe a teen in 1959 a bechmark year when the cars like this great caddy
had a breakout year with fins and style. To me this was the start of more design freedom. Audacious
styling. It even seemed a bit political. the 50's created some amazing car designs. The thunderbird.
Other brands like Chevy's had fins. But this Caddy was the leader in the pack. Great work.

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Jun 11, 2019 12:56:57   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
gordonjones wrote:
Is the trunk open?


Yes it is. The trunk interiors on these vehicles are cleaner than my Living Room. No orange cats live in Cadillac trunks.

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Jun 11, 2019 18:02:08   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Great shot!

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Jun 12, 2019 05:53:18   #
Kuzano
 
gordonjones wrote:
Is the trunk open?


Yes!

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Jun 12, 2019 07:25:57   #
trackmag
 
Great shot of great car. I loved the fins on my 1959 Chevy that I had in my college days. There's a really
neat early 1950s Studebaker pickup sitting on a car lot in Roswell, New Mexico. I should add it to my old vehicle collection, remove the silly lift kit then drive it out there 75 northwest of Roswell where that "flying saucer" incident happened in 1947.

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Jun 12, 2019 07:34:53   #
Bigmike1
 
You know, in the 50's I could instantly identify any automobile at a glance. Now they all look alike. The 50's were the high point in automobile design.

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Jun 12, 2019 08:02:12   #
AirWalter (a regular here)
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
They don't make them like this anymore. From the San Marino Motor Classic at Lacy Park in San Marino, California.

Captured with Fuji X-T20 and 16-55 lens. Adjusted in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop with Topaz Adjust. Topaz really brings out hidden tones and colors of the image.


Beautiful capture. Bet she didn't look that good when she was new!

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