Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Positively Classy


by Mauverneen


A classy Classic! 1932 Packard 900 Coupe

 Its summertime! And although you can find a cruise night nearly every night of the week, this Sunday offers a special car show - the Classic Car Show at Oakbrook center. Put on by the Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America, it features Grand Classics, lots of gorgeous cars and some unusual vehicles. Held annually on Fathers Day, there are lots of families that make spending the day with dad looking at awesome automobiles a yearly tradition.



1932 Chrysler



1949 Chrysler


Most people think of cars from the 1950's and 60's as classics - and they are - but Grand Classics(r)
basically are 'distinctive automobiles built between 1925 - 1948, were high priced when new and built in limited quantities. There are a few other criteria and exceptions, but you can find out more on their website. http://classiccarclub.org/grand_classics/approved_classics.html  



These Packards are works of art - above, a 1933 Phaeton
and below, a 1931 Packard 845 Convertible Victoria







This 1926 Rolls Royce was once owned by old time movie star Constance Bennett
1935 Auburn



This one dates back to 1903!




Everyone was interested in the 1948 Tucker!



Even Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was there in 2015!
 Moving along to some 'newer' cars...


Remember fins??



I am in love with the Beautiful dashboard on this 1955 Olds!

 



I just love all the old cars! 





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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Positively Paint Nite!

by Mauverneen


For Mothers day my youngest daughter Rachel gave me the gift of a night out. She signed us up for a ‘paint night.’ In case you haven’t heard of ‘paint night’ or ‘Paint Nite’ it’s becoming increasingly popular. Maybe because there’s wine involved. In any case – it’s fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Positively Star Wars

by Mauverneen

I'm telling you Leia went that way!
When Star Wars premiered in May, 1977 it was a huge success. Like most people, I went to see it. Sci-Fi was never really my favorite thing, but I was captivated. It was fun, exciting, different. Three years later there was a sequel and three years after that the trilogy was complete.  

And then