Sunday, March 20, 2011


On the 25th February this year Masterton's main street was closed to host entrants in Americarna. Americarna is an event to celebrate American cars and was held in the Hutt Valley, about an hours drive from Masterton. A drive over the Rimutaka hill to Masterton was part of the event. I was there with my camera.
This 1934 Packard Super 8 was superb.
Interior of above Packard.
1949 Ford Fordor Sedan.
Only an American could have an arse this big.
1967 Chevelle looks very standard...but that's how I like 'em.
1966 Impala looked very cool in this colour (or should that be color).
1958 Bel Air shows its family resemblance to...... 
......this 1958 Cadillac.
I've never really liked large diameter wheels with ultra-low profile tyres on 50s and 60s cars, but somehow this'62 Continental suited these "Wires".
1957 Thunderbird. Nice colour.
Not many Mopars there, but this '66 Dodge Coronet 440 stood out in this colour.
1968 Barracuda. I like these. Not too large.
I've always liked Corvettes of this era. A '69 I think. I particularly like the steel wheels with the wide wheel bands, rather than "mags".
1973 Corvette. I think I like the hardtops over the convertibles.
American coupes (hardtops?) of around this year all look good.1969 Malibu.
A rear end designed like this could only be American. 1960 Chrysler New Yorker 2 door hardtop.
1948 Nash ambassador. Blue is my favourite colour.
1958 Rambler Ambassador.
1970 Rambler Rebel. I like Ramblers, they are just not as common as the Fords and Chevs.

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