I am going easy on you, what with the holiday rush.  So, here’s a picture heavy/text light post.  Look at what great cars I get to see as I go about my daily life.

The photos of the Datsun pickup are of our mechanic’s 1973 Datsun 1/4 ton that he inherited from his grandfather.  IMG_0705

IMG_0703It’s a pretty cool truck with a nice leather interior.  It’s got American Racing Torqthrust wheels that give it a shiny aftertaste.  It’s a nice little hauler/daily driver!

IMG_0694A couple of weeks ago, my mom was driving by a smoke shop and happened to see this lovely 1930s Cadillac.  I like the Chevy Aveo trying to look cool in the picture!IMG_0693IMG_0691In Santa Rosa, CA, there is an avid fire truck collector/restorer.  I happened to be driving by and there was an early Ward LaFrance fire truck from the 1960s!  They don’t get much nicer than this one!  IMG_0709

IMG_0708We also saw a lovely 1942 Ford Tudor Convertible (I know that they didn’t make any Tudor convertibles, but the owner seems to think so…)

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While volunteering for community service at an event at John Ash & Co, I happened to see this lovely 1952 Chevy delivery van.  It’s driven most days, from what I’ve heard.  Go to the event in style and have a lot of space left over!  Booyah!

Photo0112My mom snapped the pictures of this lovely Ford Ranchero when she was at “work.”  IMG_0715

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Yet another beauty we saw was this pristine 1960 Chevrolet Impala wagon.  IMG_0713

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For those of you who enjoy old Ford pickups, this one’s for you.  My mom and I were going to pick my sister up and we saw this beautiful old Ford F-2 from around 1955 driving along.  From what I could see, it’s used a lot.

Photo0120When my dad and I were at a regatta, we saw quite a few lovely old trucks.  I’ll start off with this old Dodge rat rod.  I’ve seen it a lot, but it’s usually being driven too fast for me to take a picture!  It’s pretty cool.

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We also saw this ancient Chevy Cameo pickup from Oregon.  It’s loaded with a lot of miscellaneous items, but it’s a hard-working old pickup that earns it’s oil changes.  Photo0101

While there, we also happened to see this period-correct Ford F-1 ice cream truck.  The owner was raking in the cash, and the truck got a lot of thumbs-up!  Photo0100

The El Camino peeking its nose into the picture with the ice cream truck is driven daily, and looks amazing.  It was marketed as a truck that drove like a car.  This one is from the late 1970s, and is all original!  Photo0098

I hope that you had a bountiful holiday season, and wish you a happy New Year.  Since New Year’s day is on a Tuesday, I’m going to take a mini-vacation from the blog, and will be back next week.  Thanks for being such loyal and wonderful readers.  You can look forward to more interesting and wonderful posts in 2013.  I happen to have a FABULOUS one up my sleeve!  Stay tuned.

Happy New Year!

4 thoughts on “Out ‘N About In Sonoma County

  1. Wow, thanks. You gave me a lot to think about when my lease is up this Spring. The Ford Ranchero looks like it gets two parking spaces! And an ice cream truck! Now that might solve a few of my commuting with teenager problems!

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