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#Number 1 Cell Pics for Sunday Stills

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ See you ’round the Blogosphere.

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    • 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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  1. 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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      • 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


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        • 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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  2. 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 -!
    / ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ

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    • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚


        • 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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          • 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!

            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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          • 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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          • 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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          • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • 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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          • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • 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 train๐Ÿ˜†
            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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          • 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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          • 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


          • 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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          • * 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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  3. 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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    • And those were just my favs. LOL That series is going to las a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 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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