As a child on long vacation road trips with my parents it was easy to occupy myself by identifying almost any of the passing cars and trucks. In the age of the 50’s and 60’s this menu was limited to just GM, Ford, and Chrysler brands with a few exotics like Studebaker, Nash or the very rare Kaiser-Frazer. Helpful additional clues as to the exact year came from unique body shapes, a multitude of trim options or even the shape of a front windshield..
In this collection made on my adult road trips, I have found surviving, but rusty, icons of “Detroit Iron”. Also included are a few images of those uniquely American refueling machines, the gas pump.