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Summer gallivants, mine and those of others, have lots of pleasures, but one of them has to be to see the old trucks gathering more rust than dust.  Attempts might be made to stave off the effects, but they are enough of a joy to look at, even if they don’t run, that I’m willing […]

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I just love driving the backroads, keeping two eyes on the roads, and my third eye or two scanning for the unusual and interesting. It seems that I’m not the only one, Lewis Cobb Jr. spotted this starved figurehead on a late model Freightliner Cascadia? Early 1950s Studebaker towtruck? 1953 Chevrolet Suburban?   This one […]

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Send me more photos of old and rusty trucks . . . or old and restored trucks along the road?  Here are more sights I saw along the road last month . . . 1940ish International pickup with a bony guy at the wheel?  Rusty trucks do seem to be attention-getters for businesses along two-lane […]

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Not far from the East River yesterday and at an intersection checking for oncoming traffic,  I spotted this half a bock away from my intended path:  round fenders, distressed paint, and chrome stacks too? I found the nearest parking spot and walked back, with spring to my step.  What is it?  The chrome spikes where […]

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See the previous 17 posts off along this tangent here. Let’s start here.  Name that truck.  Answer follows. How about this vehicle, with its brand info stripped off? It should be easier from this angle. If you were wondering about the context for the top photo, here’s more of the field.  Note the USCG members […]

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I caught up with this . .  the other day, Switching lanes . . . I noticed something I’ve seen before like here from a decade ago, and in many other posts like here. Of course, others become art objects for a while, maybe until they rust back into the earth.   Cars arrive from […]

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Don’t they call this “truck Friday,” you know . . . that day after T’day?  After all trucks deliver the goods as part of the supply chain.  Or they retire and graduate to advertise goods.  Answers follow.  The one that carries the corn . . .  . . . the green truck and below … […]

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Once every 1460 days, we get to vote for president, so it’s a special day.  Please vote.  Exactly 12 years ago, I did this post on presidential politics.  My post was not partisan, right?  Wasn’t that a civilized election?  A sloop with sails like that can not be imagined in 2020. A special day offers […]

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It’s digression time . . . now that I’ve not done one of these in a while. You can’t not see the pattern here . . . Steam Whistle is an interesting story with a beer connection, you might say. I’m posting fast, along the river, so I’m not taking time to identify these vehicles, […]

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File this under “NOT Jay Leno’s Stanley Steamer,” but maybe Jay could get interested in the hybrid, part of which started life as a 1953 International 3/4-ton truck. But it zoomed up, quiet as steamers are.   I would imagine my only problem driving this could be the distraction factor;  I’d be watching the hot and […]