This week, as always, Dan looks for pictures of doors for his #Thursday Doors Challenge. Cee turned this week’s Fun Foto Challenge into a wonderful fountain of fotos for me at the Martin Auto Museum. I couldn’t wait for her challenge to finally publish!
Martin Auto Museum #4
“Peace, brother.” I’m not sure how the peace sign goes with a flaming red car. I love red cars and he doesn’t, so I was a bit shocked when he picked this out as his favorite! It was probably the bench seats. Bucket seats were a bad invention for teen boys just beginning to date.
Vince could hardly wait to climb into the first car we saw in the museum. As he reverently opened the door, he solemnly pointed out all the defining coolness characteristics. Suicide doors definitely made this car cool as did the brushed stainless steel roof.
The number and brightness of the lights in this museum make the reflections off these vehicles like seem like looking into a serene lake at high noon. The chrome of the door handles almost disappears into the sparkle.
Other cool parts of the Eldorado
What is your favorite part of the car? What makes it cool to you? As we drive down the road and Vince says, “That is such a beautiful car,” sometimes I think it looks like any other SUV. I have to ask him what makes it so different. For Vince, often coolness starts with the word aluminum.
How many parts of a car can you name? You might surprise yourself. Do you know the name of the pointed piece on the bumper?
I had to laugh at this one. Yes, the seats were perfectly protected, but my first husband had an aunt who had every piece of furniture in her living room covered with plastic. So inviting. The furniture went out of style before it even had a stain. Then she went into a nursing home. Her furniture probably went into a furniture museum. It was quite the fad.
Woodies get my vote for the most beautiful doors. The polished wood shone almost as brightly as the chrome door handles.
I can’t imagine driving this car to the beach and ruining it with sand and salt air. Maybe this one had plastic door covers at the time.
Hammad’s Weekend Skies Last Weekend
We all hope that the Monsoon season will begin soon in Arizona. We have four major forest fires burning right now that I know about, three of which are six miles from Flagstaff and one near Tucson. We depend on the Monsoon season to bring us water.
Last weekend, I thought the clouds held the promise of rain. As you can see in the last picture, a few sprinkles were the extent of our precipitation.
The Pipeline Fire is currently 22,888 acres with 31% containment and the Haywire Fire is estimated at 5,065 acres with no containment. https://ein.az.gov/keywords/flagstaff.
As a comparison, here are the stats from Dan’s post about the Squire’s Tavern and People’s State Forest in Connecticut.
Peoples State Forest is a Connecticut state forest occupying 3,059 acres along the West Branch Farmington River opposite American Legion State Forest in the town of Barkhamsted.Wikipedia
I hope you enjoyed this week’s different take on #Thursday Doors, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – car parts, and Hammad’s Weekend Skies. Sorry, this is one of your old posts, Hammad. I couldn’t find the most recent.
Ongoing at Always Write
- June Story Chat “The Backpack” by Aimer Boyz – last week to add your comment to the conversation. Summary of this controversial post coming on June 21st. Next month a new story, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog
- WQW #22 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Hot June Holidays: Father’s Day and Juneteenth” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link.
- PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) every Friday at 9:00 (ish). The last day to post links is Thursday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time. Try the new InLinkz link.
And that’s it, folks. Here’s to a very rosy week for you.