Thursday, March 23, 2017

1966 International (IHC) 1100 pickup truck

There are a lot of IHC vehicles running around Seattle. Old IHCs seems to be extremely rust-prone, but that's less of a problem out here on the coast. IHC stopped making pickups in 1975, and stopped making the Scout SUV in 1980. Too bad - they halted production of consumer vehicles just when pickup trucks and and SUVs were becoming more popular. In the mid-2000s International actually tried selling its big commercial trucks to consumers, but the Great Recession killed that plan the same way it killed Hummer.






























   

Friday, March 17, 2017

1967 Ford Mustang fastback

Car enthusiasts celebrated this week the recovery of the missing Mustang from Steve McQueen's 1968 film Bullitt. This 67 Mustang I photographed some weeks ago bears such a remarkable resemblance to the 68 used in the movie that I think it may be deliberate. It's also a green fastback, it also has custom 5-spoke rims, and it's also had the horse-and-corral chrome pieces removed from the grill.