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Thursday, 7 January 2010

A Real Classic

Boop-Oop-A-Doop
The companion to yesterday's Caddy - she's called Betty Boop and was parked behind "Lady Luck" - you can see the same building (Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co) in both photos.
This one was the lady's and there's a fur stole hanging out the window.

If you want to see
Just a perfect little she,
Wait 'til you, get a view of Sweet Betty!

There's the moon, 'way up high,
Here are you and here am I,
Oh, do, do, do, something!
Boop-oop-a-doop!


Today's Quote: Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated - Jean Baudrillard.

16 comments:

MsBurb said...

Well, at least cherry cars like that won't be subjected to rust from where you harken, right?

Cheers for a lovely pic and post!

Cordially,
MsBurb

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Jacob said...

First of all, I really like your new header with people flowing out of the station into Melbourne!

Secondly, this photo is so good! And the car - well, it makes someone like me drool (no comments about my age, please!)

Reminds me of the "hot-rods" that were so popular in the 40s when I was a growing young man in Los Angeles.

Leif Hagen said...

What a dazzling red fun-mobile! If I had to choose between today's red car and yesterday's red car, I'd select the "Roadster!" Wow!

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful works of moving sculpture.

Hilda said...

Both are beauties! I love the detail of the fur stole, but I sure hope it's not real fur.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

MsBurb - I should think cars like these are lovingly tended and kept in a garage.

Jacob - Thanks for the compliment re new header, Flinders Street station is probably one of the most recognised icons of Melbourne. I "drooled" over vintage cars from about the age of 12!

Leif - If I had a car like these, I'd have a long, long scarf waving out the window as I drove.

B Squared - They have such class and elegance.

Hilda - From what I ascertained, the fur is fake.

Cheers.

diane said...

Great shot. Wouldn't it be fun?

brattcat said...

Oh, la, la, another beauty.

Steffe said...

Great looking ride, love that color.

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh, that's where I left my car!
Joke apart, what a marvelous little thing!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Diane - Yes, it would be fun driving around country roads.

Brattcat - Beauty is gleaming chrome and running boards.

Steffe - Red always looks nicer.

Rob and Mandy - Wonderful for nice long drives along windy roads.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» enjoyed these old cars! His 'dream car' is a 1955 or 1956 Packard Caribbean.

JM said...

What a great pair! Hard to choose between them... :-)

bitingmidge said...

Sweet!

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arabesque said...

hi girl,
love the oh-so-cute red car!
so vintage!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That's a real Wow!

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.