Vehicles, Lowell AZ

Whether it’s a “populated center” or a kitschy vintage-vehicle sales strip, Lowell offers a target-rich opportunity to photograph old cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Texaco sign reflected in hood of semi-truck cab.

Vintage big yellow taxi

Blue and rust(ed) Chevy station wagon.

Close-up of Edsel grille in aqua paint job.

Edsel name on 1959 sedan.

 

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8 Responses to Vehicles, Lowell AZ

  1. Tom Watson

    Ah, the Edsel. Now there was a “car.”
    Tom

    • Jim Taylor

      The Edsel wasn’t a car, Tom. It was the Titanic on tires — so heavy, so unwieldy, that it got lower (to the ground, not in the water) every year as its springs sagged.
      Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson

      Tom – I’ll let Jim’s response (which sounds like the voice of bitter experience) speak to this.

  2. Great photos, Isabel. Love those old, heavy, hefty vehicles.

    I had an Italian-made car (bought in winter while it was under 8″ of snow — never test drove it!). It was a tank to drive. It pulled so hard to the left, the passenger had to help me keep it going straight. I managed to trade it in for my first brand new car — a Ford Tempo — which (when it finally died) I just walked away from; its hood rusted shut. I left it in a large parking lot on St. Laurent Blvd.
    I was so young and foolish.

    • Isabel Gibson

      Barbara – I can just see you and your passenger leaning right, putting your backs into it to keep it going straight. Crazy!

  3. Tom Watson

    I agree with Jim Taylor. I had my tongue a long way in my cheek when I made my comment. I love the “Titanic on wheels” description.
    Tom

    • Isabel Gibson

      Tom – They’re all just cars to me . . . I’m interested only insofar as they look photogenic. Even for that I had to get in pretty close – its overall shape was not lovely.

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