I've mentioned here many times that I never travel without having my camera in my lap. You never know what you will see on the road. One day this week was a perfect example. An errand required us to take a trip into the next county. Most of the drive was on a narrow, curvy country road.
We pulled over and parked behind the tow truck loading a bright pink classic car. I got out and started shooting while the Old Salt went to explain why we stopped to the startled owners who were surprised to see another couple pulling over for their breakdown.
We learned from the owner that the car started life as a 1939 Plymouth. This was a father and son restoration project that added some ford, chevy and other salvaged parts, making this a one of a kind classic. The son began referring to the car as the Alien and the name stuck. Thus the personalized plates. The car reminded me of the Johnny Cash song "One Piece at a Time" where he stole a complete car, one part at a time, from the assembly line where he worked. It took a long time and he ended up with a 1961,62,63,64,65 Cadillac.
This couple was traveling from Kansas to a classic car show somewhere in Illinois. The lug nuts on a wheel came loose and could not be tightened so they needed a tow. We visited with them while their car was loaded on the tow truck then wished them a quick repair and a safe trip home.
Linking to Pink Saturday