classic cars

old cars at Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park

Fun to drive into the parking lot at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center this morning and come across these four cars, gathered in advance of a nearby car show on the Stanford campus today. The cars were beautiful and the owners were equally lovely. Just another routine morning shopping at Safeway!

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Bruce Ives tools around Menlo in his 1966 Mercury Comet

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You can hear it coming – the unmistakable sound of a hot rod. Then it comes into view – top down, the Emberglo Bronze color glistening. Menlo Park resident Bruce Ives describes his 1966 Mercury Comet as “my mid-life crisis car.” He found it after a six month search on the Internet. While manufactured in […]

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Spotted: a ’56 Chevy by any other name

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Depending on the era, this car would have been called many things: hot rod, wailin’ short, bad ride, cool wheels. The chrome is good, the paint is fair and the fat tires suggest a muscular V8 ‘mill’ under the hood – a car you’d expect to see in the classic right-of-passage film American Graffiti. In […]

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