OLD BEAUTIES – LAST ONES

by Antonio Gil March. 31, 2016 2205 views

Classic Car
a poem by Ray Feasey


The leather upholstery and walnut dash
Nothing plastic looking cheap or brash
The shiny chrome and deep rug pile
Just sitting in it brings a smile

To clean for hours on weekend day
Then fill with petrol and drive away
To country place with airs and grace
This big old beauty has such pace

To see the many admiring stares
As they hurl past in their look-alike wares
Of modern age with designer fashion
All quiet the same, but no real passion

As hobbies go its not so cheap
Yet then again the joy you reap
Makes pure indulgence so worthwhile
As the whole 4 litre echoes such style

It’s old yet ageless none the less
With uneconomical thirst and zest
Then as you drive it all the while
Consider its journey mile on mile

Throughout its years and ownerships
What places has it been?
I wonder was it loved in early days
And by its then owner cleaned

Or did the staff just do the chore
And fetch it round to large front door
With owner sitting in the back
Just being chauffeured, prestige and that!


Copyright © 2007 Ray Feasey

♫♫ BULLITT (ORIGINAL SCORE) - LALO SCHIFRIN - SHIFTING GEARS♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 1 month ago

Wow! What a parade! Fantastic camera work, highlighting these beautiful specimens!
The poor kid in #5 looks like he's ready to get out of there....
Is #1 an ambulance or a hearse?

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Jacki 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful first shot! Pity they put numbers on the fronts of the cars... these could otherwise look like vintage photos!

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

I like that these classics are also road-worthy and so well-maintained. Thanks for taking us to the show! (I used to play Lalo Schifrin's movie themes on the radio.)

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Ram Ya 5 years, 1 month ago

#4 is amazing! Even more amazing is how you come up with poems!
Really enjoyed both. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Evalizette Hansson 5 years, 1 month ago

Your edit work are Awesome Antonio and the way you capture the pictures :) Love the shadows in the b/w in the first one

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Gonia 5 years, 1 month ago

yes - last is from movie policier. I like cars on the street! That's their right place!

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Chris Cann 5 years, 1 month ago

Always fancied a Volkswagen camper and set off to the Hindu kush but it seems a touch dangerous at the moment. Would not like the top bunk in #2. The last is my favourite, you can see gangsters with machine guns clinging on and ready to do James Cagney dirty work.

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Ros Mercury 5 years, 1 month ago

Angil the no.1 brings back old memories... the Flower Power period or the hippy period.
the one on the top right was really a crazy one, narrow and high just prone to accident, but then we were young and foolish, in love with ourselves and nature power.

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