It’s been a while since I published an Out and About in Sonoma County.  However, that’s because I got some great pictures from Oregon AND Sonoma County!  I hope you enjoy them!  I will provide commentary on ALL of the cars – basically fun facts on them!  I also got some pictures from Mother’s Day Weekend up in Redding, CA.  Those are included as well.

This is my 300th post, so next week, I am doing a giveaway of a Roadkill hat!  Every reader or subscriber MUST leave a comment saying that they wish to be entered in the giveaway.  Remember, leave a comment to get a chance to win!

Oregon:  

The Ashland, Oregon ACE hardware store has this simply stunning 1950-52? Chevrolet 3100.  It's absolutely stunning.
The Ashland, Oregon ACE hardware store has this simply stunning 1950-52? Chevrolet 3100. It’s absolutely stunning.  The thing popping up right in front of the windshield is for the air conditioner.  It’s like the air grabber hoods on the hi-performance 1960’s Mopars – it pulls air in when the switch is flipped on.
I'm simply in love with the Harley-Davidson themed paint!  It really helps accentuate the beautiful lines on these old trucks.
I’m simply in love with the Harley-Davidson themed paint! It really helps accentuate the beautiful lines on these old trucks.
Are you a fan of a classic Vespa?  This stunning 1968 Vespa was for sale for a meager $6,000!  I was working on going 50/50 on it with my sister.  It didn't work.  It  has a 1971 engine for a bit more poewr and reliability.  The sidecar gives it a practical side...
Are you a fan of a classic Vespa? This stunning 1968 Vespa was for sale for a meager $6,000! I was working on going 50/50 on it with my sister. It didn’t work. It has a 1971 engine for a bit more poewr and reliability. The sidecar gives it a practical side…

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This is probably the best Jeep badge that the world has ever seen.  It may be a direct BMW rip-off, but whatever!
This is probably the best Jeep badge that the world has ever seen. It may be a direct BMW rip-off, but whatever!
This simply amazing Jeep Jeepster Commando was probably the nicest Jeep that I have ever seen - I don't care if it's 2WD or not!
This simply amazing Jeep Jeepster Commando was probably the nicest Jeep that I have ever seen – I don’t care if it’s 2WD or not!
How's this for cool?  I've never really seen a '32 Ford dirt track racer before, so this was a cool first for me!  I wasn't able to get closer to it, otherwise I would have done a separate blog post on it!  It was a very cool '32 Ford, though!
How’s this for cool? I’ve never really seen a ’32 Ford dirt track racer before, so this was a cool first for me! I wasn’t able to get closer to it, otherwise I would have done a separate blog post on it! It was a very cool ’32 Ford, though!

Sonoma County:  

 

How'd you like this to be in your rearview mirror?  Sorry if I just gave you nightmares...This 1971 Dodge Charger R/T is equipped with the 426 HEMI.  It doesn't get much better than that!
How’d you like this to be in your rearview mirror? Sorry if I just gave you nightmares…This 1971 Dodge Charger R/T is equipped with the 426 HEMI. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Man, this is just one of THE best engines in the world!  Let me tell you a funny story about this car and another car.  Somebody in a 1949 Chevy lowrider tried to do a burnout.  All he did was send a bunch of smoke out of his tailpipes.  The owner of this fine triple-black '71 Charger proceeded to do a burnout without really having to try too terribly hard right through an empty intersection!
Man, this is just one of THE best engines in the world! Let me tell you a funny story about this car and another car. Somebody in a 1949 Chevy lowrider tried to do a burnout. All he did was send a bunch of smoke out of his tailpipes. The owner of this fine triple-black ’71 Charger proceeded to do a burnout without really having to try too terribly hard right through an empty intersection!
If this doesn't make you drool, then I don't know what will!  This stunning 1970 Plymouth Superbird was SOOOOO cool!  It was in the Limelight Green color, along with the Super Commando 440 cubic-inch V8.  More to come on this iconic car.
If this doesn’t make you drool, then I don’t know what will! This stunning 1970 Plymouth Superbird was SOOOOO cool! It was in the Limelight Green color, along with the Super Commando 440 cubic-inch V8. More to come on this iconic car.
Yes, the Superbird really does make the iconic "meep-meep" from Looney Tunes - as does the Plymouth Roadrunner that the Superbird is based off of!
Yes, the Superbird really does make the iconic “meep-meep” from Looney Tunes – as does the Plymouth Roadrunner that the Superbird is based off of!

Redding, CA:  

How's this for nice?  This is probably one of THE nicest Corvettes that i have ever seen!  It was all-original, so it has the punchy 283 cubic-inch V8 and a four-speed manual.  Plus, it's got absolutely amazing looks.  The only thing that isn't original is the wheels, but they went perfectly with the car.  This would be an excellent car for touring the country with.  One of these days I will do that in a classic car - I promise!
How’s this for nice? This is probably one of THE nicest Corvettes that i have ever seen! It was all-original, so it has the punchy 283 cubic-inch V8 and a four-speed manual. Plus, it’s got absolutely amazing looks. The only thing that isn’t original is the wheels, but they went perfectly with the car. This would be an excellent car for touring the country with. One of these days I will do that in a classic car – I promise!

15 thoughts on “Out and About in Sonoma County and Oregon!

  1. Wow, limelight green! Now that is a Crayola color i would like to have! I do not think i am worthy of having such a car, though. Ron’s old car is breaking down every where lately, perhaps we can repaint it limelight and call it a classic!

  2. I wish to be entered in the contest for a Roadkill hat….i would kill for a Roadkill hat….i’ve always wanted a Roadkill hat….i hope no one else leaves a comment….when does the contest close…NOW?? Do you need my head size. If I win…is it taxable….how much is the hat worth so i know what to declare on my tax return.

    Congrats on your longevity and consistency in posting…..I think you are the winner.

    1. Zayzee, you are officially entered into the giveaway. So, you would kill for a Roadkill hat? The contest closes tomorrow evening. I do not need your head size – the Roadkill hat is a universal Flex-fit size. It is not taxable, at least I don’t think so! The hat is completely free to the winner!

      I agree with you that I am the winner here…

  3. In the immortal words of Donkey in SHrek, “ooh, pick me, pick me”!

    Lots of cool cars out in the world. Ashland had their fair share of them.

  4. Your Mom loses points for quoting a video. Zayzee never even wears hats. It would be a waste to give it to him. So as they say – I throw my hat into the ring…

    Also could I get the ’50 Chevy pick up, with a side car, and the Super Commando V-8. I don’t care what color.

    1. There are no points – you are entered, assigned a random number, and then the numbers are thrown into a hat and one is drawn randomly and blindly. It may be true about Zayzee not ever wearing hats, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t eligible for the giveaway!

      As for the Chevy pickup, it has a bed – just bolt seats into it a la Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Subaru Brat! No need for a sidecar! The Super Commando V8 will be an interesting addition to your already unique pickup! It will do nice burnouts and sound epic! Why not do it in Limelight Green just for the hell of it?

      1. I know – I don’t need points. Just pick me already, and stop extending the deadline. It’s just going to make it harder to win!

  5. I need a killer hat for the boats and I am your favorite granny, plz,

    How do you tell someone that you are soooo proud of their accomplishments and all good things come to people like you and coco of course.

    1. Hey, you know that I don’t pick favorites! I’m fairly sure that you just told me that you are soooo proud of my accomplishments and that all good things come to people like me and coco.

      Thank you for all that you have done for me and my blog!

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