Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vintage on Land and on Water

1973 International Scout

1930 Chris Craft Triple Cockpit

I just love certain vehicles that evoke the great American outdoors, be it the land or water variety.

Now, I’m not a one who is into vintage cars. I can appreciate them from afar, but I certainly don’t pine after them in any way. For some reason, though, I really like the look of old International Scouts (see above) and Woody wagons. Not sure what it is – something preppy I’d have to say. Can’t you see a guy in jeans, duck boots, a plaid shirt and down vest driving one of these? With his black lab sitting next to him? He’s most likely going to a family cabin, ski trip or bonfire with friends. (I’m describing Hubby in college here. No wonder I married him!) I found this one for sale on ebay – made the same year I was born (1973).

As far as water craft, I love the vintage Chris-Craft wooden boats. Stick an American flag on the back and it’s perfection on water. The photo above features a 26’ Chris Craft Triple Cockpit, era 1930. How much you ask? Only $150,000. Sure makes the 1973 Scout look like a steal at just over $3,000, doesn’t it? The funny thing is I have no desire to own a boat. The best thing is to have a friend who owns a boat and then he or she can invite you out on the water. You don’t have to store it, clean it or fix it. Just enjoy drinks on it. As one of my favorite bloggers, Bunny Tomerlin, always said, "That's good, sug." And indeed it is.

It's hump day, folks. Half-way there.
Images courtesy of ebay and Antique Boating


Slices of Beauty... said...

Love that Land Rover, reminds me of my Grand Pa!

QueenBeeSwain said...

oh my oh my oh my- chris crafts are one of my top 10 fav's of all time! just nothing like 'em!