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55,000 Words

From time to time, I get mail that helps make me issue the beasts that are liable for humanity. Other periods, I get mail that sends me spiraling into a utopian desire where by history is ideal and the vehicles are even better. This… Effectively, this is a single of these instances.

Trudy Sanders’ brother handed away a handful of yrs again. When she was dealing with the aftermath of getting rid of a cherished one particular, she stumbled on his collection of hot rod photography. He liked scorching rods and had been keeping onto these photographs for many years, so Trudy figured they were unique in some way. She just did not know why or how or what to do with them.

On the lookout for clues, Trudy sent the stash my way. I invested most of yesterday scanning the collection – viewing my watch in awe as the Epson enlarged and introduced out specifics from the very small 3.5×3 prints. I’ve been enamored at any time considering that.

We don’t know who took the photos (perhaps Trudy’s brother?), but we can figure out where and when – proper? The photos have been all taken amongst 1955 and 1960. Many of them element cars we all know well… and I feel I acknowledge at minimum one of the drag strips. But, I figured sourcing just about every picture would be a fun exercise for us all to do alongside one another.

So… If you see a little something you figure out, call it out and let’s make sense of this astounding selection.


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