Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hot Car

I followed this 1955 Chevy into the parking lot of Dunkin Dunkins on Montgomery Road this morning. It belongs to Mark Brashears who lives in Ellicott City.

The 55 Chevy is an icon in American automobile history. It was featured in the movies Two Lane Blacktop and American Graffiti.

This was the first year of a new body style for Chevrolet and the marketing people dubbed it Motoramic.

A TV commercial for the car boasted that the car had a “new high level ventilation system for greater comfort.”

That wasn’t air conditioning. It was more like a system for moving hot air through the car. On a day like today, hot car certainly has a double meaning. 
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