Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Color convergence

While many others Daily Photos are showing how the leaves on the trees match the reds and yellows of the world around us, I felt lucky to catch this bus and AMC Pacer car on University Avenue in a color collision. Some people think that the AMC Pacer or AMC Gremlin are the ugliest cars in the world. When I was in high school I thought my first car, a puke yellow 1978 Toyota Corolla, was the ugliest car ever. What was your first car?


Blogger Me said...

Excellent timing! That's a great shot, and a great contrast with the buildings in the background. My first car was a 1968 Chevelle Malibu. It was awesome. To this day I regret selling it. Alas, life goes on.
Thanks for the memories,

Wed Nov 21, 03:28:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't your Toyota the same color as the building in the background??
That Pacer is hot.
My first car was a 1980 diesel Rabbit that was a really crappy (and I mean crappy)brown. It expelled huge plumes of black smoke, and went about 5 mph up the stadium hill.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed Nov 21, 09:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger expat said...

My first was a retired postal delivery van, bought at auction from the British post office for 36 pounds. I fitted it with bunks and drove it from London to Rome and back. I acquired a girlfriend along the way, and wished I'd made the bunks a skosh wider. It was a side-valve engine -- the only car engine I ever understood completely.
Pretty good fun, that was.

Thu Nov 22, 07:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

A very lucky catch, that's right! Fun post. :)

Thu Nov 22, 10:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Felicia said...

What fun stories! And yes, Susu, my first car was very close in color to the building in the background - yucky! Thanks for stopping by everyone and Happy Thanksgiving too!

Thu Nov 22, 11:12:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anna Beth Lamkin said...

Hi Felicia! Awesome shot! What were the odds? I love Pacers! My Dad and I just built my first car... A PACER! We finished it in time to make the 7-states in 7-days 2007 Hot Rod Power Tour! Hot Rod liked it too 'cause they featured my Pacer in their November 2007 issue in a 6 page article. My 1976 Pacer X is 'Plum Crazy' purple with a white stripe. My Dad put a modern Jeep engine in it with an overdrive transmission. Please visit my site and vote at Thanks and Happy Holidays! Anna Beth Lamkin

Thu Nov 22, 11:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lynette said...

Hooray for serendipity! Love it, love it, love it. My first car was a beige Chevy II--I loved that little car!

Thu Nov 22, 12:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger maria elisa said...

cool colors

Thu Nov 22, 01:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first car was a 1948 Crosley stationwagon, a 4' x4' x12' volume in, appropriately, refrigerator white. It was nineteen years old, and mechanically a challenge;non-hydraulic brakes etc. But a very nice over-head cam engine. I have it still, in my backyard.
Richard (SAN)

Sat Nov 24, 07:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mo said...

I don't believe my eyes, an AMC Pacer. Great shot.

Wed Nov 28, 08:34:00 PM PST  

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