Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Raising the Standard

This splendid late 1950's Standard Vanguard has been standing guard and occupying a perfectly good parking spot in the village square at Polis in Cypus for at least five years. I wonder if it has been adopted as a town mascot.

This is the real deal, the genuine item, not some carefully restored fiction. Round the corner you can find a Vauxall Victor FB - a strange lumbering item - covered in dust.

Note how well rounded and aerodynamic those 50's cars were. It took another forty years of rectangular boxes before cars became this smooth again. I salute it, and I do hope it stays right where it is, casting its disapproving gaze over mankind's modern madness.

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