“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” – George Ball
This week I wanted to showcase some vehicles that are both nostalgic and unusual. I have never posted about trucks before, but they reminded me of a time when style and function met in a very beautiful way. Many of the vehicles featured have modern counterparts, but none have the panache and ingenuity of these classics.
From a simple bus that carried passengers around Yellowstone National Park, to a standard dump truck, the modern equivalents lack the character and style of the classics. Partly due to the period of automotive design at the time, and partly due to the desire to set the industry or company apart from the competition, these vehicles remain some of the most beautiful trucks I have seen. This world would be a more interesting place if truck design continued providing us with functional, but astounding design.
Most interesting of the group is the streamliners, popular during the art deco era. These are not only beautiful, but provided improved efficiency for the owners. Today, many trucks are streamlined, but they lack the fashion sense of the original models. In no particular order, here then is a grouping of some of my favorite models.
Article Courtesy of Chris Raymond
Photos courtesy of ebay.com, pinterest.com, blog.hemmings.com, forums.aaca.org, bringatrailer.com, timbren.com, Google Images