Thursday, December 11, 2008

'49 GMC


This beautiful old pickup made it from Saskatchewan to BC but it looks like Gabriola is the end of the line. She may not be up and running but she certainly has a gorgeous patina.

11 comments:

Virginia said...

The old red pickup is just for me , right??? You know how I love them. I might have to "cheat" on the one in my neighborhood with this one. Whooo eeee. Down here when a car quits running we say it "Laid down on us". Well this one may have, but you caught it Beautifully.
V

Snapper said...

I grew up in Nashville which is not that far from Birmingham but I have never heard "laid down on us". Love that expression. Thanks for dropping by Virginia.

Tanya said...

This is a great photo! Love it, and yes, the patina is wonderful on this old beauty!

Virginia said...

Snap
It probably originated with horses or mules. My friends had an old station wagon affectionately named,
"Old Booger" and it laid down on Bill in the middle of the expressway! When they got it running again and tried to sell it at a used car lot, their little boy spilled the beans to the salesman! I don't remember if a deal was struck after that or not.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Really nice composition. The metal almost looks soft in its state of decay but still very rich visually.

Wayne said...

I can't pass an old truck without trying to take pictures of it. This one is A-1 Snap. A few days ago, while the train was stopped in Melville, Sask., I took some pics of old trucks and cars abandoned near the station.

PJ said...

The important thing is that it doesn't think it's a Trans Am and therefore sitting on blocks. It's be-a-u-tiful. I see the straw around the hood so I imagine it also doubles as a condo for some wildlife.

Mo said...

Great composition, colours and subject. Love it.

JM said...

Beautiful old pickup! Love the way you framed it.

Islipian said...

oh, she's lovely!

Shutterupshutterbug said...

I LOVE this!!! It brings a warm memory of an old truck my brother used to have when he was a teenager. He'd work on that thing for hours! Beautiful artwork.