: Old Detroit



Jesda
07-02-11, 08:33 PM
http://i.imgur.com/wmd2L.jpg

Right click and save or right click and open to zoom in, or click here:
http://i.imgur.com/wmd2L.jpg

creeker
07-02-11, 09:07 PM
Wow, the quality is great.

orconn
07-02-11, 11:14 PM
Those streetcars look very familiar to me; they are the same vintage as the the ones I used to ride in Sao Paulo, Brazil back in the 1950's. Apparently the transit company for Sao Paulo bought the streetcars from a city in the States. We also had the open kind of streetcars with running boards and handles to hang on when things got crowded. We kids thought riding the "Bondis" was great fun and you could ride all over the city for the equivalent of $.02 ... a real bargain. Just as the famous Red Cars served the the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles in the years before the Second World War, streetcars like the ones shown in the picture of Detroit did an admirable job of supplying Sao Paulo's transportation needs.

Stingroo
07-02-11, 11:16 PM
I love how all the men are wearing hats.




This trend needs to return ASAP.

Rolex
07-03-11, 01:21 AM
That was definitely a different time. Very cool pic, and it's a far cry from today. I'd like to see a modern day pic snapped for comparo.

hueterm
07-03-11, 09:33 AM
The crack dens won't show up with such vivid detail..... ;-)

johnny kannapo
07-03-11, 12:49 PM
http://youtu.be/dQOJ34bFbas

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 01:53 PM
From when Detroit could do almost anything.

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 01:57 PM
Here's the one that I like..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj-GNcbWT9s

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 02:07 PM
On a roll.. when you parked your Cadillac next to an MB or BMW and looked DOWN at the euro sedan..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shllko2uQEA&feature=related

orconn
07-03-11, 02:40 PM
On a roll.. when you parked your Cadillac next to an MB or BMW and looked DOWN at the euro sedan..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shllko2uQEA&feature=related

You looked down on the Mercedes or Jaguar (BMW was still a yuppy economy car) only if you had not yet driven one .... or you lived in the land betweeen the Coasts!

billc83
07-03-11, 06:16 PM
I love how all the men are wearing hats.




This trend needs to return ASAP.

Receding hairline?

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 07:31 PM
I remember my parents sitting in the front of their Coupe De Ville and saying "it's a nice small car.." when looking at the BMW next to them - as far as driving goes, I've driven them and the euro trash never had the ride the Cadillac or Lincoln did. MB 450's and 6.9's were "close" probably the best of the euro bunch, but still no cigar, I know, I drove them as well as Jag XJ's and the rest.

The only redeeming factor to the 6.9 was speed, but even then for all it's glory, that still wasn't (and still isn't) enough to sway me. Quite frankly, unless you were to wind out a 6.9 to 140+, the Lincoln or Cad with it's 110-120 top speed was more than enough. Even in my crazy teen years I had only seen that on the De Ville's speedo once.

Of course, there is the euro "snoot" factor, and that is worth something to a lot of people.

Stingroo
07-03-11, 07:33 PM
I have more hair than I know what to do with, and absolutely hate it.


The brimmed hat just looks classy. Every man needs at least one.

DouglasJRizzo
07-03-11, 07:42 PM
I have more hair than I know what to do with, and absolutely hate it.


The brimmed hat just looks classy. Every man needs at least one.

I found my dad's short brim Stetson - complete with receipt from 1960 when he bought it!

orconn
07-03-11, 08:19 PM
I remember my parents sitting in the front of their Coupe De Ville and saying "it's a nice small car.." when looking at the BMW next to them - as far as driving goes, I've driven them and the euro trash never had the ride the Cadillac or Lincoln did. MB 450's and 6.9's were "close" probably the best of the euro bunch, but still no cigar, I know, I drove them as well as Jag XJ's and the rest.

The only redeeming factor to the 6.9 was speed, but even then for all it's glory, that still wasn't (and still isn't) enough to sway me. Quite frankly, unless you were to wind out a 6.9 to 140+, the Lincoln or Cad with it's 110-120 top speed was more than enough. Even in my crazy teen years I had only seen that on the De Ville's speedo once.

Of course, there is the euro "snoot" factor, and that is worth something to a lot of people.

You betcha!