Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summer 'show and shine cars'



A few weeks ago we went to a fundraiser, for the Waiheke Volunteer Coastguards, to  look at some gorgeous old vintage and classic cars.
On a brilliant sunshiny day, the cars really did look wonderful  the chrome was gleaming and cheerful pops of polished colour everywhere.  After looking at all the  wonderful old cars, these were some of my favourites.
How I wish they still made some of these beauties, the shapes and colours were really outstanding.


Alongside this car, our friend Nicole matched this car perfectly,... both looked stunning, in purple.


How would you like to drive down the road in this Chevrolet or which one do you like best?

Let's imagine we are driving along the road in 'Anabel', and we can stop for a picnic by the seaside .... we will throw down a blanket, place the picnic hamper down and enjoy a picnic lunch with lots of delightful food.  Sounds like a fun day!
Thank you so much for stopping by
Wishing you all a very happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

56 comments:

  1. Hi Carolyn, I adore classic cars. They just have lovelier shapes and more personality than the newer ones, don't they. It would be fun to drive any of them
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. hi. im living in Kyoko Japan.

    Pretty clothes are sold for here.

    really lovely! please look.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Kyoko Ishida.
      I looked at your bear in the kimono, very sweet.
      Tried to see if you had a blog, but could not find you.

      C

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  3. Carolyn, It sounds as though you had a fun day. Lovely old cars.

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  4. The pictures looks like having fun.
    I like old vintage cars. A lovely post.

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  5. GOOD MORNING CAROLYN! I can see by the sunshine that you are all still basking in your summer. Well we are over here thawing out slowly, ready to get our shorts on to drink up some sun! Nothing like going out with family and friends to enjoy beauty in all colors! Happy weekend! Anita

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  6. these cars are amazing!
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  7. What fun! My dad had a car like that first one! Anabel is sweet!!!! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Xo

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  8. Hhahahahaha !!...i love to have a picnic with you......lovely weekend...great cars !!!...xxx...

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  9. I'm not into cars, but those are really pretty. There are collectors of old cars here in Kuwait which was a surprise to me since everyone seems to want new and expensive. Hope you have a great day. Tammy

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  10. I love those vintage cars the colours are stunning. The image you gave us of the picnic sounds so inviting!
    Sarah x

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  11. They are wonderful, dear,Carolyn.
    I love those old cars, too, and we have a lot of enjoyment here on the island, every summer, when having a kind of Parade of Old Cars driving around the island.
    Hope your weekend is lovely.
    Hugs,Dorthe, and thankyou for your lovely comments.

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  12. Is that you next to Annabel Carolyn? You look beautiful on the photograph. The car show is impressive. Like you I have a thing for old-timers as well :-)

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

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    1. Hi Madelief,

      Yes, it is me standing next to Anabel and it was a spur of the moment thing as we were planning to go to the beach, hence the shorts.

      C

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  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    This post of yours gave us a wonderful chatting morning time p;) My husband said that he wished to see these show if he could. We just can see only with movies, don't we(^^;)
    Hello, my dear friend in the picture♡♡♡ We still wear a light coat when go out, haha.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako* 

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  14. Dear Carolyn,
    May you have a wonderful week-end!
    These old autos are jewels that would be fun to take a ride in anytime.
    The colors and styles are neat to see.
    Looks like you all had great fun.
    God bless,
    d

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  15. Looks so wonderful, all those vintage cars! Especially loved that green one, cute!
    Have a nice sunday Carolyn :)

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  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    You selected the best one I guess; Anabel with picnic basket for a great lunch at the beach!
    Enjoy your Sunday and we're one our ahead tomorrow as we change our clocks tonight. Spring is coming slowly to us.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  17. I like the last car, so lovely
    picnic basket. You had a nice day.
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  18. Dear Carolyn, your sunny and happy pictures make me crave Spring!! You have a lovely Sunday afternoon and evening xxx

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  19. Happy weekend sweet friend. Those vintage cars look gorgeous. Much love

    Jeanne

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  20. Thank you so much, I´m following you now ! Kiss

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  21. Hi Carolyn! Must have been a nice time! You look adorable in that photo! Happy Sunday dear, kisses! xo

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  22. I don't drive and don't much like cars in general, but the really old vintage models are always nice to look at!

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  23. Great photos!
    Well, I like Buick and Chevrolet - but rather the 40s. Unbeatable: Nicole next to the hot rod of the same color! Cool!
    I used to be more often on U.S. car meetings and because I have to think straight - thanks to you. Have a nice evening - best wishes,
    Christine

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  24. Oh Carolyn, you just reminded me to check the calendar for the car show in Temecula.. Don't you just love these beautiful old cars?
    Did I thank you for your visit and kind words?
    If I did not, thank you!!!
    I am so happy you are enjoying the sun.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  25. Oh I love old cars! Especially the ones from the 20's, 30's and 40's. Have a great day!

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  26. A vintage car event is great fun in the sun and we all enjoy them, especially my husband and son. I admire the way they have been restored and maintained. The very old one with the picnic basket is my favourite and I like the colour of the first one.
    Linda x

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  27. Hi Carolyn! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!
    And the old cars' that you show us are very nice!
    Hugs !
    Monique

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  28. Hi Carolyn! In late being here.. It's been a busy weekend! This looks like so much fun. We have a similar event here. Ithe event is held in the grounds of an old 59er diner place:)

    These cars have so much character and are gorgeous. I'd love it if my daughter would choose one if these beauties as a transportation vehicle when she gets
    married one day.

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  29. What fun!!! I would give anything right now to have that sunshine! xoxo

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  30. It means so much to me that you would read my poem; my post today is quite different and more simple in terms of photos. I hope my writing will be able to stand alone! THANK YOU CAROLYN! Anita

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  31. Carolyn,
    Just one more thing we have in common - I love old vintage cars and am drawn to them every time I see them! These are beauties, aren't they? I have to say that my favorite one is that first turquoise car. And the purple one....wow! I'm glad you had a fun time at the car show. These are all classics.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  32. What a F U N event!! And everyone in flipflops (in your neck of the woods)! Carolyn, it is aLways a joy to feel your presence. Thank you for being YOU!
    xox
    Constance

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit Constance and yes, I did get your kind message.

      hugs
      Carolyn

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  34. What beautiful cars...I love older vehicles like these. The first car's color is awesome!

    Have a great week!
    Heidi

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  35. Dear Carolyn,
    what a wonderful day this must have been with all those old and funny cars! The first one is my favorite :O)))
    Glad you had such a good time!
    Have a happy week,
    love and hugs to you, my dear friend,
    Claudia

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  36. How FUN! They sure are beauties. I think I'd be too terrified to drive one. I'd probably wreck it. Hope I still look that good when I'm that old, hehe. Have a wonderful week!

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  37. Jolie voitures vous avait de la chance de les voir!!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

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  38. Awesome pics! And great event:)

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  39. I just love old cars...classic. They don't make them like that anymore. Sounds like you had a great time. Thank you for sharing my sweet friend. A very happy new week to you.

    Hugs,
    ❤Ana

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  40. Auto designers seem bent on making us one size fits all. But this seems to be true for a lot of stuff these days.

    It looks like a splendid day of sun and fun!

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  41. Hello Carolyn!
    Seems you had a funny day with all those old cars!
    It's pretty interesting to see how different are old cars from you country to mine!^^
    xxx
    S


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  42. i love this---old classics and picnics, what could be better :)

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  43. I love the vintage cars and having my name on the registration plate would be awesome xx

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  44. Hi Carolyn, I just love this post and the wonderful classic cars. I do remember some as a little girl and how big they seemed inside. Love your friend's dress that matches the car perfectly.
    Have fun and enjoy the sunshine.
    Wishing you a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  45. What a fun show! I want a ride in Annabel! Thank you for stopping in at the dress form ball, I love old dress forms as much as I like old cars!!

    Carol

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  46. Great old cars...
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  47. amazing!!! love the vintage touch!!! i love your blog

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