Monday, January 30, 2012

Retro coolness

As I was taking the Faery to school this morning, it occurred to me that it was probably time to post something in here.

I parked the car in our usual spot, about a block away from the school. We got out, began walking up the street, and I began contemplating what to write...

 ...then I looked up and was greeted by this magnificent sight.




Is that not the most fabulous motor home you've ever seen?

If I had to pick a favourite era - in terms of style - it would be art deco (followed closely by the 1950s and 60s). Judging by the millions of blogs out there, I'm hardly unique but hey - the heart loves what it loves.

I could not stop gawking, and neither could all the other people who were walking past. Now, that is photoworthy, I thought, and whipped out my phone for some snaps.

As soon as I was back home, I googled 'decoliner' (the words on the side) and found this website. Quite an amazing feat. The owner - Randy Grubb - is an automotive artist, and used the chassis of a 1973 GMC motor home and a 1955 truck cabin to make this. I can only be in awe of such creativity and cleverness. 

And yes, that is a steering wheel on the top deck of the motor home - I couldn't see one inside. There is footage on YouTube of this being driven around Portland, Oregon, before the exterior looked as shiny as it does today.

I love how an ordinary morning can turn up something that's extraordinary so that before I know it, my blog has practically written itself.


PS - I am going to miss the Picnik site when it's gone in April. It's provided so much photo-tweaking fun.


10 comments:

  1. That is extremely cool - great pics too! The guy is really an artist.

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    1. Amazing, huh? It'd be interesting to see what else he's done. I'll have to have a peek around on the net later, I think.

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  2. This motor home is AMAZING and the most unique thing I've ever seen. You gotta talk your way inside of this thing and sneak some pictures.

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    1. Oh, I wish! When I went back in the afternoon to pick my daughter up, it was gone. I was sad...

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  3. That thing looks absolutely MAD! You mean it's a motor home? Cool!!!!

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    1. Can you imagine holidaying in this? Wild, huh?

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  4. Looks like a boat with the top deck steering and the cabin underneath. Awesome.

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    1. It's seven kinds of awesome-ness, isn't it?

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  5. I want that RV so bad it hurts.

    (And I almost cried reading the Picnik announcement!)

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    1. Believe me, I had a big ol' lump in my throat when I read it. What will we do? Waaah...

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