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Richard Bartrop

Gasoline Alley

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Gasoline Alley is  car museum here in Calgary.  This past Saturday they offered free admission, so I took the opportunity to take some pics.  Some nice cars, and a pretty impressive collection of vintage gas pumps.

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Thank God for the rich people of the past for leaving us their treasures to marvel at.

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Is that the museum in Heritage Park?

Awesome place. A few years ago they had a movie/tv car showing. So besides the amazing permanent displays, they had a few dozen "famous" cars.

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Richard! Nice photos! When I look at cars like those in the first two photos, I wonder if designers today don't feel simply castrated . I have attended Pebble Beach Concours twice, and noted that the cars that received awards made best use of the colors available to each mark. A black car may be able to convey arrow straight bodywork, but fails to capture the people's hearts. Todays cars, by and large, are devoid of gracefull lines, symmetry, color, and accent chrome. I must admit, today's new cars do everything better than the old ones......quieter, handle better, have more power, get better mileage, stop better.....but nobody cares. Nobody stops and points saying, " Wow, look at that white Corolla, or, Look! A silver Range Rover"...None of today's cars will be shown in a Museum setting with things surrounding it from it's era, I'm sure. Thank God for the past, for we currenty live in an era of disposable and forgettable vehicles. Here's my very first car, bought it in 1973 when I was 18, alongside is my then girlfriend Debbie , kept and drove the car everyday for 11 more years....I went on to own other old cars....still drive one everyday. ( My wife drives the new SUV, and yes, it's white.)

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