The age of beautiful creative cars and hood ornaments is gone. The beauty of the cars of the past must R.I.P. It’s a real shame. There are just not enough people left that want to restore old cars. But the folks that took part in the Das Awkscht Fescht in Macungie were of the highest order. It was a huge show and these cars were beautiful. I can not imagine how many hours were spent on them. Some of the participants spent most of the day, or so it seemed, wiping them off repeatedly. Well of course, they were their pride and joy, a part of the family.
Some of these cars brought back great memories. Some brought back really funny memories, such as the crazy song The Little Nash Rambler. It’s a MUST HEAR!!! You can find it on YouTube.
In the past the cars were creative in every detail, especially the hood ornaments. They were fabulous. Every model had different ones. There’s nothing like these cars today. Every car has been homogenized. Granted they’re more aerodynamic but they almost all look alike, no matter how much you pay.
The age of beauty on wheels is gone. We can see them in the movies, but most are probably replicas. Where are the people coming up after each generation that want to work and create beauty? We seem to exist in unreal worlds of little devices, they have not made us more creative but less so. They say art is in the eye of the beholders. These cars were artistic, today’s are all a blur.
Sometimes when things change for the better, it’s not always for the better.
Das Awkscht Fescht put on a terrific show. I still don’t know if I saw everything. Parents and grandparents should take their children and grandchildren to see history restored while there are still people willing to restore it. It’s almost too late.
Here’s the website for Das Awkscht Fescht so you can get ready for next year.
I love the older cars and your photography really brings them to life here. I often watch the Mecum Auctions on TV just to see the “old girls.” Nowadays, every model looks the same to me – nothing is unique.
Thank you for your kind words. I agree with you, there is nothing unique anymore. We love these older cars.