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These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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Friday, 7 July 2006
Beautiful Fluff
Topic: Oddities

Beautiful Fluff

Automobiles and American culture, and Hollywood… Elsewhere there are a few shots of a 1992 Vector W8 twinturbo sitting in front of the French sidewalk bistro at Sunset Plaza (here), showing something about conspicuous consumption and Hollywood and whatnot. And that was a back-at-you to Ric Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, who at his site usually carries his "Fiat 500 of the Week" photo. Life here. Life there.

Ric reacted, with a challenge -
Thanks for the 'back at you.' I dialed up the blog to see a Hollywood version of the Fiat 500, and saw this plywood shitbox instead. Hey! It was supposed to be an absolutely mint, stock, 1950 Ford convertible! Get out there on the street and shoot it now!

But really - I think your Fiat 500 is probably the California cars of the '50s, from '52 to '58. The wrap-arounds, the fins, the three-tones. They symbolized the United States, the winner of WWII - what the Soviets weren't, couldn't. All that beautiful fluff.

A tip of the old chapeau to America. You had it all.
Maybe we did. Friday, July 7, at six in the evening, on Sunset Boulevard at the edge of Guitar Row, a classic - a mint 1954 Cadillac convertible - beautiful fluff. And it's for sale.

1954 Cadillac for sale on Sunset Boulevard



1954 Cadillac for sale on Sunset Boulevard



1954 Cadillac for sale on Sunset Boulevard




1954 Cadillac for sale on Sunset Boulevard


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