Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 77,723   Posts: 1,716,598   Online: 829
View RSS Feed

Chasing light..

Remembering Rita....

Rate this Entry
by , 01-18-2011 at 07:01 PM (1466 Views)
By 1964 the country was getting over its love affair with huge tail fins on the big cars coming out of Detroit, which was only a few hours ride from my house. But not me, even at 7 years old my obsession with Harley Earl designs, the sexy curves, alluring pastel colors, and spicy chrome dressings would hold my attention for entire afternoons at a time. And for some reason - unknown to an elementary school-roughneck, during this time Rita's dad always had a long lean Caddy, Olds, or Buick parked in front of the garage to the rear of her house. I really dont remember if he ever really drove the cars, they were always there. And yet it seemed like he was never at home when Rita and I would play outside her house , just a few doors down from my own, I rarely saw him, which was just fine with me - since he prabably would not have approved of the games we sometimes played.

When I wasn't trying to get as close as I could to Rita and her already budding body parts,(she was a few years older), I could always be found behind the drivers seat of one the afore mentioned cruisers, straining to peer over the steering wheel, or hiding behind the front seat during a game of Hide-and -Go -Seek, admiring the cloth upholstery patterns. Now almost fifty years later, whenever I study the long sleek lines and curves of restored American iron pre- sixty five..I remember Rita.
Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	caddillac 1.jpg 
Views:	493 
Size:	432.8 KB 
ID:	30669  

Updated 01-18-2011 at 10:35 PM by Mannyzview



  1. lxdude's Avatar
    Oooohh, that Rita!
  2. naeroscatu's Avatar
    Very nice essay, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Deep in our memories I think we all have a lovely "Rita"



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin