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Vintage cars in the USA

I am not much of a car guy, coming from a densely populated city in Germany, where most distances within the city are well under 10 miles, so that I would usually rather ride my bike then a car. Also I consider many cars to be ugly, and a waste of precious urban real estate. However, things are a little different in the U.S. There's hardly a day I don't see at least one car I could fall in love with right away! There are still many vintage cars, which I find to be very beautiful. These are just some of them...

This Chevrolet and the Pontiac on the previous were just parked on a parking lot in Chula Vista, together with a couple other vintage cars. A photograph with vintage cars only, lacking any newer cars or people staring at the cars, is rather unusual. But I got lucky, since some Mexican car aficionados seemed to have gathered there for BBQ or something.

The same Pontiac with tons of spotless chrome.

Black GTO at a car show in Pacific Beach, California.

Vintage 1957 Chevrolet at a car show in Pacific Beach.

Vintage Sixties Chevrolet at a car show in Pacific Beach.

Hood ornament of a vintage 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe at the All American Car Show in Cardiff.

Vintage Chevrolet El Camino cruising the streets.

Black Chevrolet at the Big3 swap meet, in the evening sun. At the Big3 swap meet, which was located at the parking lot of the Qualcomm Stadium, car aficionado meet to sell, buy or trade cars and parts.

Beautiful vintage 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

Awesome muscle car: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda at the All American Car Show in Cardiff.

Chrome-plated name plate of a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda.

That's how they used to built cars in the fourties: 1948 Plymouth Special De Luxe Coupe in Cardiff.

DeSoto Fireflite from 1955 on a random street in Pacific Beach.

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