Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars Today and Yesterday

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Generally  I wouldn’t know one car from another so these have been snapped because something about them appeals to me. The first one because of the clean lines, being old-fashioned and the colour. One of the original panel vans.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Possibly reminding me of the old ice-cream van in New York although as you can see I probably wouldn’t remember it if it wasn’t for the photo.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This old car also reminded me of my youth. This one obviously greatly loved, celebrating Christmas is a far cry from the dull colours that I used to see in my youth.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This one taken in Oxford 1958. Look like I only had one dress.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This one taken in 1959 outside the church my father was minister at in Casino Australia. The Bentley was my favourite but he always parked around the corner. It had running boards and was so luxurious but sadly no photo.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Taken from a distance another panel van. Look beyond the blue trailer behind the tree is another old panel van. With timber sides. Sadly I could not get closer as we whizzed past.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

You would think this would be the perfect fun car for our climate. Sadly not. In summer your head bakes and we avoid getting the sun on our skin. In winter it is simply too chilly. Roof down maybe three times per year.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

We didn’t live in the torrid zone then and it was so much fun to load the car up for our camping trip to the far North of Queensland.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

My first new car.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

My Dad’s first new car.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This was not taken for the car but rather the dog that was in it.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

My dogs loved going in the car also but they didn’t travel in this one.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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17 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cars Today and Yesterday

  1. You must have a camera attached the end of your wrist.

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  2. Enjoyed seeing your car pics, Irene. Love the marry Christmas car. 🙂

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  3. Such a great selection of cars.

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  4. Great pictures, Irene!

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  5. offshoots12 says:

    such a wide variety. loved hearing the story behind each.

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  6. Loved all the cars and the stories and of course my heart jumped right out when I saw the dogs.

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  7. noelleg44 says:

    Love these old cars – some from my childhood, too!

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene you have some great new and older cars for this week’s theme. Thanks 🙂

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  9. Pingback: Cee’s Fun Fotos: Car Mascots | decocraftsdigicrafts

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