Terri had so many inspiring examples of numbers in her photos for Sunday Stills this week. Fortunately, Vince and I had an extreme Numbers weekend and my numbers are focused on cars.

Before I get carried away by cars I do have a singleton numbered glove picture for Yvette Prior.

Numbered singleton glove found in Woodlake near the Woodlake Rose Garden.

Martin Auto Museum Series #1

Recommended by John Steiner, we visited the new Martin Auto Museum which recently moved to Glendale, AZ. By the way, it is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. When you see these cars, it becomes very obvious how they could not make a profit from the $10 per person cost of photographing your way through their “more than 160 vehicles” museum. Children under 12 are free and everyone can climb in and out of these cars and have their pictures taken. It is a win-win-win.

These pictures were all taken with an Apple 12s Mini either and cropped and processed in Adobe Bridge. All qualify for Cell Pic Sunday #245.

My #1 Choice

Of course, it’s turquoise – it’s from the 1960s. But wait, there’s more.
This beautiful 1963 Chrysler is from my hometown of Indianapolis at a time when I lived there and did not appreciate it.
And best of all, no matter which side you photographed, numbers played a key role in the importance of the car.
The Martin Auto Museum was a great museum. Every car except for one had a spec sheet. So if anyone else has a numbers challenge, I’m ready with numbers galore.

Another Favorite

A few years ago Vince and I toured the Shelby Museum in California. This car was as memorable as any of the cars in that gorgeous museum. I can’t even imagine how much this Shelby Cobra from Mr. Shelby’s personal collection is worth but I’m sure it is a high number because of the low mileage.

Only 6 original miles on this 1965 Shelby Cobra 427
427 was an important number.

In Classic Cars Speed is King

One of the most important gadgets on a car is the speedometer. They came in all shapes and sizes. Here are a few of them.

More Favorite Numbers in Various Locations

Vince and I also went to a Car Coffee Clatch at Market Street at DC Ranch Mall in Scottsdale. Some of the cars were historic. All were well above the numbers we could afford. We did find one affordable at the Martin Auto Museum Gift Shop.

I hoped you enjoyed my numerical display for Sunday Stills and John’s Cell Pic Sunday because more are coming up on future challenges. 🙂 See you ’round the Blogosphere.


69 responses to “#Number 1 Cell Pics for Sunday Stills”

  1. Cell Pic Sunday: Martin Auto Museum #5 – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

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  2. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    All great pictures, Marsha. I love antique and vintage cars.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love them too. I’ll spread out the posts on various challenges, but I took way too many pictures – all of them fabulous because the subjects are fabulous!

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  3. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

    Those are some beautiful cars, Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aren’t they amazing? I’m going to run a short series on Cell Pic to show them all.

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      1. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

        I can’t wait! Do you have any Mustangs? 😍

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Not at this car show, but here is a link with my favorite Mustang! https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/06/28/ppac-2-prescott-touchmark-car-show/

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          1. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

            Oh, Marsha it’s beautiful! The ’67 is my favourite. If I had the coin I’d import a sky blue ’67 and make him electric 😍

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I’ll ask Manny to bring you one. LOL

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  4. Prior... Avatar

    Regarding the cats – well
    Done on a manageable amount of photos and info- perfect because I was able to enjoy the pics and spend time reading the signs –
    And cool that they noted Parnelli won the year (63) when the Chrysler 300 was the pace car !
    Good to know –
    I appreciate those who collect and protect these cars!
    I know electric vehicles will be everywhere some day and all
    The more reason we need preservation of such beauties m!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      There will be beauties in the future, I’m sure, but art and unique individuality doesn’t seem as important as it was.

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        And electric vehicles are so different – and I am with Vince on how he likes the sounds of the old cars –
        We drove in my brother n law’s Tesla and it felt like a machine –
        Not a car!

        Well it was a car, but it felt like an amusement park fast ride

        Hmmmm

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          How cool, though. I think it would be like driving a golf cart. I have a hybrid electric car, so it’s quiet for the first 25 miles and then hybrid. So when the engine kicks in it is noisy at first. But I guess I’m used to it. We also had an all-electric Fiat. I loved that car but it only went 80 miles, so you couldn’t do a long trip. I almost ran out of charge on my way home from Visalia once and had to drive about 15 miles an hour on the 55mph road in order to limp home in the red zone. I made it with about one mile to spare.

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          1. Prior... Avatar

            Wow – I can imagine you driving slow to make it –
            And whew! One mike to spare

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            If you run out of power in an all-electric car, it’s a tow job – and I don’t mean a pedi. 🙂

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  5. Prior... Avatar

    I really smiled to see how the glove opened the post and you remembered our convo about it!
    The lost glove (with info and NUMBERS) near the garden really could be a story prompt -!
    / 😊☀️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL, Yvette. I’ll leave that to you when you are through with your Charles Dickens challenge. I downloaded the book. There’s no way I will get through it before your contest ends, but I’m enjoying what you are doing with it. 🙂

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        Isn’t it awesome that we can download Ebooks and read so easily
        Well it still takes time but books at our fingertips – modern marvels

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It is amazing. I wish I could get it on my regular Kindle rather than on my computer. (Complainer that I am.) I have a harder time reading long works from the computer.

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          1. Prior... Avatar

            Yes – different readers work for different people and sometimes I want an actual book

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            A real book is nice, too. Which reminds me, I need to go to the library.

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          3. Prior... Avatar

            Not sure if ou caught the little part in the Xingfumama interview about my book from 1966- I got it earlier this year when I went back to a used book store ((while visiting family out of state))
            And Marsha – I had to smile because this well cared for book was likely owned by someone who kept books pristine
            And within the first day I had folded back three pages and highlight various spots!
            Lol

            I can be tough on a book (if I ow them) and for some reason I just like to add highlights and notes right in the book.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            I am tough on books, too. I love Kindle – so easy to highlight and then to find what you highlighted.

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          5. Prior... Avatar

            Yes – kindle and other re-readers

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            What I don’t like about Kindle is the keyboard. It is crazy and when your fingers miss the keys, the auto spell starts over with a new word after you go back and correct it.

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          7. Prior... Avatar

            Oh that sounds miserable – I have had four different models of the kindle reader and the fire one I bought in 2020 was horrible – had all these online options and almost like a little iPad but worked so slow and was not the power of one – anyhow – glad the one you have works Good enough to still keep and use

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            This is my fourth, I think. I trade up and they don’t change much except in price. 🙂

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          9. Prior... Avatar

            Yes – and I just don’t like the newer – hmmm

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          10. Marsha Avatar

            Compared to not having one, they’re great. I wanted one so badly when they first came out. Then my friend, Carmen, gave me hers, complete with all she had loaded on it. and a beautiful red leather case. I loved it and read like crazy. I still love my Kindle, but I’m not as voracious of a reader now as I was ten years ago when I first retired. There are too many ways to fill 24 hours each day, and I can hardly sleep as it is. 🙂

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          11. Prior... Avatar

            Thanks for sharing that ! I bet that a fully loaded Kindle was a wonderful gift –
            And you are so right about “too many ways to fill a 24 hour day”

            I hope to always include a little bit of reading – and maybe seasons of indulging and immersing – but not always

            Not sure if you heard of the midnight library – I am just finishing it (we’ll plan to this next week or two now that bleak house is almost behind us – lol)
            And I could have finished it sooner but as you mentioned – too many ways to folks 24 hiur day!!

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          12. Marsha Avatar

            I have not heard of the midnight library – one of many things you know and I don’t. Thanks for being there to open my eyes to new things. 🙂

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          13. Prior... Avatar

            Oh I think you might know a lot more than me! Hahah – but you flatter me so much when you have little comments like that!
            Gosh! Do you try to edify me? Well

            You have given me such a little boost – and surely I might know about some topics but like we both said before – when we scratch the Surface of knowledge and stuff- it can make most of us feel like we know a period in a paragraph!

            My husband is the one who bright home a copy of the midnight library and was telling me this and that – and we joked because at first I called it the midnight train😆
            But it is about regret and how unhelpful and stupid regrets can be….
            And speaking of books – Trent was just noting how cool it is that you are reading bleak house!

            I think it is cool too!

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          14. Marsha Avatar

            Trent and I are having sort of an ongoing conversation as a read each bit. It’s fun to have someone to chat with about it. Then I’ll go back and read his posts. He warned me about spoilers. 🙂

            You have nailed my spiritual gift – edification. If it helps, then great.

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          15. Prior... Avatar

            How awesome to have the ongoing convo with Trent –

            This bleak house book was much better than I expected and then this chat about it has been memorable –

            Wishing you a great rest of your night

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          16. Prior... Avatar

            And one more note – if I ever open your eyes to new things it is because someone else shared it with me – and then you will go on and share
            – I am not saying that with false humility – but truly give God all the glory for any deep insight he has given me or any little
            Tidbit he has allowed me to see – he sure has different callings for each of us (as we both know) and each have different gifts and talents for many reasons….

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          17. Marsha Avatar

            Very true indeed. 🙂

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          18. Prior... Avatar

            * other e-readers (and even a pdf) can have many perks

            But lately – a favorite thing to do is keep a book in dining room and read parts of it with tea or in between projects or other things –
            I highlight and have a few bookmarks
            😊😊

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          19. Marsha Avatar

            Well, I’m about 17% done now with my 25 hour read. Falling asleep over poor Nemo who died.

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          20. Prior... Avatar

            📚💛📚

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  6. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Glen would enjoy seeing this museum with Vince. We went to the Shelby museum in Las Vegas. It was quite interesting too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Carol, I’ve been to so many museums I forgot that the Shelby Museum is in Las Vegas, not CA. We went there in November, 2017.

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        Oh, I thought there must be two! 😆

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Your comment made me think, so I looked up my pictures, and on Google to see if there was one in CA. There are some great museums and classic car dealerships that we’ve seen in various places from Sacramento to Los Angeles.

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  7. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    great way to meet the challenge with your impressive car pics Marsha! 💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy. It was a fun post to do.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, Terri.

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  8. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Got to love all the cars 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know! And I still have millions to share for your upcoming challenge.

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  9. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Wow, Marsha, I am always impressed when folks can make numbers look amazing. That turquoise car is fabulous looking. What a neat museum to be able to get inside the cars. Hans would love this. You certainly included a LOT of numbers with this post, so high-fives to you! LOL!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      And those were just my favs. LOL That series is going to las a while! 🙂 You might want to go there when you visit your brother, if you have time. If not, we can schedule some time at the condo on another trip! It was well worth the trip. The Museum of Musical Instruments is also amazing. We had an amazing time down there just vacationing. 🙂

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  10. Amy Avatar

    Thanks for the tour of the car show!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Amy! 🙂

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  11. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    Wow! That Chrysler 300 is drop-dead gorgeous! I will have to make a trip back to Phoenix just to visit this museum.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Like I said, it was beyond fabulous. So, I’m going to do my series mostly on Cell Pic Sunday since it always fits. Cee is having a challenge on car parts soon, and some of them will go there, but I took 170 pictures! I haven’t even seen Vince’s pictures yet. We sort of separated, met up, separated met up. So much fun! I met one young man who had sold a VW van to them. His boys and his father were there and I got some great pictues of them and the cars. Very fun! Oops I said that already.

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        Marsha- this sounds amazing

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, Yvette! 🙂

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  12. Toonsarah Avatar

    I’m not especially fascinated with old cars and yet when it comes to photography I really enjoy them especially your classic US models for the 1960s!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I didn’t used to be so interested, but photography changes all that. Vince loves them for the sounds they make and the memories they evoke. I love the colors, details, and elegance.

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  13. bushboy Avatar

    Drool 🤤🤤

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know, me too. 🙂

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  14. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    What a wonderful collection of cars …. and your use of them to meet the challenge. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Frank. I thought you might like them. Have you done a car post?

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    2. Prior... Avatar

      Wow Marsha – a car post for Frank could be awesome

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      1. Marsha Avatar

        I haven’t checked his list, but I would be surprised if he hasn’t written one yet. 🙂

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