Congratulations Cynthia...you ere the first today with the right answer! So one of my photos of your choice will be Oklahoma bound. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice and shipping address and I will get it in the mail. Thanks for participating!
A BIG THANKS to all who visited and participated in the contest for the last 4 days...I had fun and hope you did as well...let's do it next year. I am going to post two more days of early photo postings then back to the normal drill. I think I am approaching overkill on the celebrating the anniversary! I have probably milked this thing for all it's worth!
King of the Road!
I posted this on Simply Heather's Photo Blog on Saturday after the car show but wanted to re-post here for this week.
Heather mentioned that it looked like this car was smirking! Indeed it is. For this 1957 Oldsmobile Rocket was the king of the road in those days...nothing more bawdy and nothing more 1950's than this piece of Americana.
America took to the open road in the 50's. Gas was cheap, highways were being built everywhere and the family vacation was on the move. The most famous of the treks was highway 66...an east-west two lane that catered to America on the road. Along route 66 you could see plaster dinosaurs...a must to have your picture taken in it's mouth, a restaurant shaped like a huge teapot, Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox the size of a school bus, and the creation of Drive-ins...you could actually order food and eat in your car...WOW...the wonders of high technology! This was a time of carefree America at peace after the World War and Korea. What better way to forget those horrors than to take to the road on a family vacation. The '57 Olds was the car to do in.
On the drivers Ipod Playlist:
The Frank Sinatra Discology
Best of Tony Bennett
One eyed one horned Flying purple people eater
Hello Mother, Hello Father...Here I am at Camp Granada
They're coming to take me away HA HA
You aint nothing but a hound dog
Rock around the clock
Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny B. Goode
Showing on the DVD Player:
The Wild Ones
On the Waterfront
Chevy Chase's "Vacation"
Cat on a hot tin Roof
The day the Earth Stood Still (Black and white original version)
Last know tweet from Twitter:
"Just saw the funniest Burma Shave signs yet! @Big Bopper.com"
See you at the Drive in Movie tonight!
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