Vintage autos and their owners from times gone by


chuck sanford

Besides this being a prime photographic example of a proud car owner w/car (1952 Pontiac Chieftain Catalina Deluxe), it also begs several questions. For instance, why is Chuck’s right foot up there on the bumper? I suppose it could be symbolic of a man-over-machine frame of mind, or, perhaps his sandal got caught on the license plate while scraping someone’s gum off?

Another question I can’t answer is, whomever penned Chuck’s name so beautifully on the photo’s reverse side, obviously had no eyesight problems, so why, then, does the date read June 19, 1956 when the photo’s print date was a full year earlier, 1955? This is Twilight Zone material here.

I’m thinking “Chuck” Sanford autographed this photo of himself and gave copies away to girlfriends for several years starting in 1955. Yeah, let’s go with that one.


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