Vintage autos and their owners from times gone by

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The backside of a ’37 Packie


I must have had more than one photo of the same person with his/her car — it happens from time to time. Something about this shot was familiar, I’ve seen this guy before, and recently!. Just a couple of posts ago, if you look, I featured a man by the name of “Sir Smokealot” (click here to see that post) and his 1937 Packard.

Seems this guy really enjoys scraping his shoe on his 1937 Packard and he’s not impartial to any one bumper — front, back, it’s all the same to him. Of course, since I don’t know this guy I’m only guessing that this is his expensive boot scrape. He’s posed the same in both shots… could be that his right leg is just permanently bent like this and the height of Packard bumpers that year is ideal for a man of his size. It keeps him from falling over……. which explains the smile. Sure would like to know what he keeps in his left pocket — must be really important.




Deja vu

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Ever have a deja vu moment? When I was preparing this post I was having one. “I’ve seen this woman before”, I thought. I’ve seen this car before. I know it’s a never-before-posted picture but, still, something was familiar to me here. So I did some digging and sure enough, this car, and this woman, have indeed graced this website in the past. She had a different dress and her hair was a bit puffier, but there’s no doubt we have the same duo. And she’s just as proud of her 1937 Chevy in this photo as she was in her first Click here to see her in her first post.  

And based on her choice of clothing, my bet is she was dressed for work in this pic and headed out for an afternoon of fun in the other.

Car life, before lawyers.

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Based on the 50’s car in the background, this 1937 Chevy coupe was at least 13 years old when this picture was snapped. So, its owner was an old car lover back then or he was a penny-pinching miser who just liked to milk every cent out of his cars and kept them forever. Hell, he probably still owns it (unlikely, but possible). As far as lawyers go, sadly, you couldn’t build a car like this today. No seat belts, no shoulder harnesses, no airbags =”No dice!” Lawyers are fun haters.

Hurry up, take the photo already…

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Nobody here seems too pleased with Dad for being forced to line up against the new family car for a photo in the bright sun. The girls just want it to be over with and little Alfalfa there is hiding his slingshot so you better hurry Dad. Trying to guess by the background where this was taken but I can’t figure it out — but you’re here for the cars, like me, and this one’s a 1937 Chevrolet.

Now that’s a happy woman.


Arguably one of today’s more popular street rods, the 1937 Chevrolet Coupe. Although this was far from a hot rod in this particular photo, it doesn’t bother its smiling owner any, as she seems still impressed with this Chevy’s sleek lines and indestructible fenders.