A visit to Paco’s art school posted by on September 7, 2017

I stopped by Paco’s school for a few minutes this morning and snapped a few pix of some current projects his students are working on.

Paco’s contact info is as follows: San Lorenzo School of Art Cancun, Mexico……..email= paconegrete@yahoo.com………..   phone: +52 (998)200 7120  art-class08 art-class09 art-class10 art-class01 art-class02 art-class03 art-class04 art-class05

Cars…….A Thanksgiving Day Special Posting posted by on November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers.

I hope that you and your families and loved ones have many things to be thankful for this past year. I know we do, living in a wonderful country, with the warm and kind Mexican people. We proud to say that Mexico and Cancun have welcomed us and that we are very appreciative of that.

We especially wish to give a shout out to all our brave soldiers throughout the world that are helping to defend those who cannot do so for themselves.

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All my life I have loved anything automotive. I bought my first car when I was 18 and since have owned many more. I’ve built my own street rod and custom vehicles that I have entered into competition throughout the Midwest in the USA. In 1984 I won the Midwest Class Championship in the International Show Car Association (ISCA). My second love is the photography of the cars I could never own since my name isn’t Jay Leno…….

Here are a few of my favorite shots taken at the annual Fathers Day antique auto show held each June in the Oakbrook Mall in Oakbrook, Illinois. I know that this is an off topic for this themed website but …..hey it’s fun to change things up once in awhile.

First up is a Morgan 3Wheeler from the 30’s. It used a 2 cylinder engine mounted ahead of the radiator and had 2 front wheels and one in the rear. The Morgan car company is still in business today and as a matter of fact it has just brought the 3 wheeler back into production using a Harley Davidson motorcycle engine similar to the original.

 

This next one is my all time favorite…………a 1933 Alfa Romeo race car impeccably restored and one of my personal top 10 photographs…..

 

The grandest of them all……….the Packard Dual Cowl Phaethon. To me this was the epitome of American luxury automobile design from the 30’s. The shape of the radiator cover and the way it carried this shape back onto the hood is just so perfect. Packard really had it right in that era. We are so lucky that there are individuals out there that have restored and preserved these masterpieces for future generations of car lovers to admire and appreciate.

This is the “Dual Cowl” which afforded rear seat passengers a nice cozy environment to motor through the countryside while Jeeves chauffeured them.

This Packard instrument panel is exquisite. All real wood ………check out the shift knob……it was made of glass!

Buick made great cars in the 30’s. They were less money than the Packards but still offered 90% of the look for 60% of the money.

The Buick’s interior and dash board were first rate…….

Chrysler went super radical with their Airflow designs introduced in 1934. This top of the line 1934 Chrysler Airflow was gorgeous.

The interiors of these luxury cars offered more comfort than your living room at home…………

This is a 1935 MG…………a rare closed version of a very well known marque……..

A “Woody” travel trailer complete with kitchen from the 40’s……..

We’ll finish up with a car with a famous back end……the Auburn Boat Tail Speedster with dual side mount spare tires

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