classic Buick
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This is not the post I was planning for. Apparently some “force” got a hold of me because here I am writing about something that is not exactly in my wheelhouse.

It’s not that I don’t like cars. I do. Cars are way better than walking. They get you where you want to without strip searches and such. You set your own schedule and you drive until you want to stop or need a bathroom. None of this “we’re landing now so you have to stay in your seat” nonsense.

The hubs and I had been talking about how cars lack the individual sass they used to when we were young. (Yeah, we went there.) And don’t get me started on that commercial where no one knows what brand of car they are looking at. (eye roll)

So it was kind of funny when we went out for lunch and saw this:

Art car in parking lot
Definitely unique.

Of course I had to take a picture or two. (We had to laugh. The coach of a team of girls came out with the girls and his first words were, “Don’t touch!”)

I had to wait for the little girls to clear to take this shot of the car’s eyes lashes. Yes, those are eye lashes.

front of art car

The hubs informs me that the Houston Art Car Parade is fast approaching. I know he’s taken some pictures in the past, so you know I had to go browse his folder on Flickr. And maybe I’ll throw in a few a few of the hubs shots of vintage cars from the auto show.

And here are some of his classic car shots:

Doesn’t this Lotus seem like it’s looking at you? Me? Us? Is it thinking, “Yeah, I want to run you down.” Because it kind of looks like it’s thinking that.

Lotus looking at you
2010 Houston Car Show Houston Texas Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

So, since I’ve gone vintage, here’s looking at you, kid!  (I know, but it’s Monday. I’m allowed to be lame.)

So, cars? Love them? Hate them? Don’t think about them until they quit working? It feels a little odd to be talking about cars, so help me out here, peeps.

Besides, you know I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Perilously yours,

Pauline

P.S. My characters often have occasion to ride in cars. Or wish they were riding in cars. Unless they are riding in space ships, which they also like (and I wish I could do — if there was no strip search and limits on bathroom use). But of course, I had to feature the book with my craziest car chase ever.

the spy who kissed me cover art
Mama wanted her to find a guy, but not like this!
Cars and Art Cars, Oh My!
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10 thoughts on “Cars and Art Cars, Oh My!

  • March 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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    “Houston artist Jackie Harris transformed the car into a mobile work of art with a budget of $800 for paint and plastic fruit.” Today, the Art Car Parade is the highlight of a three-day celebration of the drive to create, Art Car Weekend.

  • February 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    fun cars

  • February 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    Oh my what a colourful car. As I don’t drive I think it would be cool to be a passage

  • February 22, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    Oh my what a colourful car. As I don’t drive I think it would be cool to be a passage

  • February 22, 2016 at 6:33 am
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    18 years ago, I married a car person. Or gearhead as he sometimes calls himself. So I’ve been a part of that same conversation about cars not being as cool as they used to be. It might have been more of debate with me coming down on the side of, yes, there are still cool cars being made. And they include things like modern air conditioning and a place to plug in my ipod. I’m sure the discussion will continue for many years to come.
    BTW the Art Car Parade looks like a lot of fun!

    • February 22, 2016 at 8:19 am
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      Yeah, I really like the A/C and the tech in the new cars, but seriously, they look so much alike! Back in the day, there was some serious cool out on the road, so much variety in color and shape. Now I need my key fob to find my car in a parking lot. LOL! It was fun seeing the toy car and the hubs says the art car parade is tons of fun. (There’s also a art couch thing he went to some years back.)

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