Category Archives: VINTAGE AMERICANA

Gremlin X


American Motor Company (AMC) built the Gremlin between 1970 and 1978. More than 670,000 were produced. Year-by-year: 1970 In April Gremlin introduced two basic models, a two-seater and a four-seater hatchback six cylinder, 199 in3 128 hp six cylinder, 232 in3 … Continue reading

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Muscle Car hungry


1,571 Shelby GT500KR were produced in 1968, 528 were convertibles and 1 prototype coupe was built. The 428CJ produced: 335 horsepower @ 5200 rpm and 440ft lbs torque @ 3400rpm. 0-60 mph in, 6.0 seconds 1/4 mile: 14.3sec @ 100mph … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN COWBOY


New York designer Adam Kimmel’s Marlboro Country-inspired spring/summer 2010 collection continues to generate a growing influence on glossy fashion editorials. Dunhill nodded towards cowboy styling for the city man in the autumn/winter 2010 show, slinging sheepskin ranch coats over tailored … Continue reading

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Happy new year!!


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Kings of the wild frontier part 1


August 1863. Bealeton, Va. “Capt. Henry Page, assistant quartermaster, at Army of Potomac headquarters with horse.”              Wet plate glass negative. Above photo is via Shorpy, the 100 year old photo blog & a Miss … Continue reading

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Vintage movie crews


I am so inspired by American filmmakers. They came from all around the world to work in Hollywood and made it famous. Here are some of my favorites. I love how dapper everybody looks, back when American film-making used to … Continue reading

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Old Americanas I love – Iris Apfel


Iris Apfel grew up in Depression-era Astoria, Queens, the daughter of a meticulously coiffed & shrewd businesswoman & a father who specialized in glass & mirror installation for tony interior designers. Mrs. Aprfel was once perfectly described as a “geriatric … Continue reading

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