Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. You say Alameda is running out of good cars for this series? That will never happen!
Check out those whitewalls!
On my way to the neighborhood taqueria, I passed the Eternal Yard Sale House down the block- every 'hood has one, right?- for the thousandth time... and finally bought something: a 50-year-old photo album with some cool old car photos.
We've been doing the Engine Of The Day series for a couple of years, so it's time we put all 74 EOTD honorees together!
More than two years after the first street-parked Alameda car in this series, we've reached the 500 mark! 1919 to 2000, Chevrolets to Rolls-Royces, econoboxes to muscle cars: all here!
While the Beetle, Ambassador, Mini, and 2CV each enjoyed more than four decades of production in pretty much their original form, we mustn't overlook the other long-term survivors of the automotive world.
Putting engines in the wings of a great big bomber- who needs all that extra air resistance? Instead, put a couple of Allison V12s inside the fuselage, then have them drive contra-rotating propellers!
I've shot so many interesting street-parked cars and trucks in Alameda that I can't fit them all in one post without causing brownouts along the Eastern Seaboard. Today is FoMoCo's turn!
If you were outraged by our neglect of your very favorite films in the 12 Greatest Car Movies post, get ready to blow your remaining head gasket! It's time for Murilee's Maddening Movie Machines!
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The Suburban was once a bit less luxurious than today's version.
So the Alameda Fourth Of July parade- which used to be a lot better, back when the Navy was still here and every ship had a marching band- passes right by my front door.