Thursday, November 13, 2008

Time Capsule Cars

In the East Village by Tompkins Square Park I saw all these cool 60's era cars. It became clear pretty soon that they were rented for use with either a movie or maybe a new HBO TV show. They were all so shiny and such, the people who cared for the cars weren't too far away, sitting outside in the sun on plastic chairs smoking their cigars.
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I especially like the authentic license plates. The Mercedez even had a grille pin. Honestly though, back in the 60's and 70's nobody would be parking cars this nice in the neighborhood unless they had some power and influence in the area. Now a days it's not uncommon to see a brand new Benz followed by an 80's Toyota Tercel.
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What a gorgeous color aqua!
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And the Iconic Checker, no period piece is complete without one.
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Shots from 8/11/08

2 comments:

taxitalk said...

Just because you live in new york and have a nice camera and get to see HBO productions and all that cool stuff that does not make you better the any other cabby out there, hhhahaha
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great stuff

King of New York Hacks said...

I was waiting for a shot of Dennis Farina , looked like an episode of crime story !!