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Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Vintage Pontiac grille

Vintage cars at the Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado

Abandoned car along the road in southern United States

Vintage Nash Rambler

Seen better times [front view of old automobile]

American Jalopy

Vintage Edsel car

American vintage cars line up near the Havana, Cuba, Capitol and Chinatown in Old Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere on the Paseo de Martí (del Prado)

Vintage car and telephone pods in Havana, Cuba

American vintage cars line up near the Havana, Cuba, Capitol and Chinatown in Old Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere in Old Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere in the suburbs of Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere in the suburbs of Havana, Cuba

Street scene with vintage car in old Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere on the Paseo de Martí (del Prado)

Vintage cars are everywhere on the Paseo de Martí (del Prado), Havana, Cuba

Vintage America car rolls out of the narrow street in Old Havana, Cuba

Vintage cars are everywhere in the suburbs of Havana, Cuba

American vintage cars line up near the Havana, Cuba, Capitol and Chinatown in Old Havana, Cuba

An old truck and a well-used boat (out of water) at the entryway to the Port Sonoma Marina in Petaluma, California

Old La Salle automobile, Barstow, California

A vintage pickup truck observed in a yard in Los Molinos, a small town in Tehama County, California

Old automobile, Barstow, California

Judging from its license plate, and its general condition this once-fashionable Chrysler hasn't hit the road since 1942, though its tires look good as new

A vintage truck, part of a local landowner's display of old-time vehicles and mining equipment near the settlement of Bangor, south of Oroville in Butte County, California

Vintage car in Weedpatch, a town just south of Bakersfield, California

A classic 1949 Chevy truck, parked at a former gas station of some vintage as well, across from at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming

A car befitting the vintage of its surroundings at Sharp's Country Store in Slaty Fork, an unincorporarted town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Vintage automobile outside the Hungry Moose Caboose food stand, near the old train depot in Jefferson, Colorado

An early 1950s Ford Crown Victoria, left to the elements (temporarily) on the Laramie Plain, a vast grassland south of Laramie, Wyoming. A sign taped to the window noted that the car had "died" but would soon be retrieved by its owner

Vintage vehicles at the Encampment Museum in the little town of Encampment, Wyoming, which was once called "Grand Encampment" when it was a copper-mining boomtown at the turn of the 19th to 20th Century

Colorfully painted vintage automobile, which just happens to match the colors of nearby blossoms this time of year, in rural Hampshire County, West Virginia

A vintage car passes the White Wolf Saloon in Douglas, Wyoming during the Wyoming State Fair's annual kickoff parade

Colorfully painted vintage automobile, which just happens to match the colors of nearby blossoms this time of year, in rural Hampshire County, West Virginia

Vintage gas station and automobiles in the tiny railroad settlement of Bountiful in Conejos County, Colorado

A vintage car passes the White Wolf Saloon in Douglas, Wyoming during the Wyoming State Fair's annual kickoff parade

Vintage fire engine and automobile outside Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado

This looks like 1950s downtown Casper, Wyoming. But the vintage automobile appeared by happenstance, more than 60 years later

This front-seat-only Nash Metropolitan Convertible, vintage circa 1958, had no trouble fitting into a parking space at the Dubuque, Iowa, harbor

Vintage cars at an auto-repair shop in Green River, Wyoming

Vintage cars at an auto-repair shop in Green River, Wyoming

Vintage Dodge automobile at an old-style Crown Gasoline and service station at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, better known locally as simply the Mississippi Ag Museum, a living-history museum with dozens of old and reconstructed old-time Mississippi structures in Jackson, the capital city of the state

Classic, if well-worn, 1955 Chevrolet in a field near Taylor, Mississippi

A 1940 Ford automobile crosses the Hopkinton Dam, near Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Vintage automobile at the Hopson Plantation site on the outskirts of Clarksdale, in Mississippi's Delta region

A peek inside a vintage Dodge automobile at an old-style Crown Gasoline and service station at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, better known locally as simply the Mississippi Ag Museum, a living-history museum with dozens of old and reconstructed old-time Mississippi structures in Jackson, the capital city of the state

Two of hundreds of vintage and classic cars displayed at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Vintage and rusted auto near the remote settlement of Antares, along historic U.S. Route 66 in Arizona

A classic car departs the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

An ambulance, not for rescues but for laughs, at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse. It's decked out in artifacts and slogans relating to the 1984 "Ghostbusters" movie

A 1954 Chevy 3100-series truck, displayed at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse. As their sign indicates, owners Ron and Laurie Green rescued the truck from a vehicle crusher at a junkyard in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1976. They paid $60 for it

Whimsical souvenir shop along historic U.S. Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

An very old automobile, or what used to be called a "jalopy," displayed (for no apparent reason) along with other "clunkers" along the main street of tiny Duncan, Arizona

Real estate executive Bruce Davidson was one of Walla Walla, Washington's, civic leaders who helped organize and fund an extensive renovation of the downtown area that has (as of 2018) brought it back as a popular shopping and entertainment destination

Scene at Gammons Gulch, a recreated Old West town and the site of dozens of movies, commercial shoots and the like in the remote desert north of Benson in Cochise County, Arizona. The town was built piece by piece and with donations of vintage artifacts beginning in 1972 by Jay Gammons, a onetime security man at a movie studio in Tucson, northwest of here

Steve Van Dyke brought his classic 1940 Ford from Michigan to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Some of the hundreds of vintage and classic cars displayed at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Vintage car and a historic town mural in Holbrook, Arizona

Classic cars depart the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Vendors gather outside a vendor's truck offering "tomato pies", a regional version of pizza minus most of the toppings, at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

The Tucci Hot Rods group from Marcy, New York, which builds classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed, brought this extraordinary Cadillac automobile to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse. The group posted a sale price of $140,000 for this hand-crafted automobile that sports a supercharged engine

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Owner Randy Fitzpatrick, of Johnsville, New York, brought this 1954 Chevrolet, one of hundreds of vintage and classic cars on display, to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

An old general store that is slowly becoming one with nature in Hackberry, a tiny settlement along old U.S. Route 66 in far-northern Arizona

Jim McGuinness brought his classic 1939 Chevrolet from Rutland, Massachusetts, to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

One of many vehicles of several vintages passes by in Florence, Oregon's, Rhododendron Floral Parade, part of the annual festival named for the colorful flowers that grow in profusion in the area. The parade showcases local talent and color more than the blossoms

Hood ornament on a classic 1933 Dodge that owner Ed Parady, of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, brought to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Classic hood ornament of a 1941 Hudson automobile that George La Croix of Holden, Massachusetts, brought to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Jesse Garcia shows off his shiny, low-slung, two-door 1963 Chevy Impala in Tucson, Arizona

Two of hundreds of vintage and classic cars displayed at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Vendor booths, including a couple of ice-cream cones on wheels, at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

A 1950s Chevrolet sporting a classic "eagle" hood ornament, one of hundreds of vintage and classic cars displayed at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Very old automobiles, or what used to be calle "jalopies," displayed (for no apparent reason) along with other "clunkers" along the main street of tiny Duncan, Arizona

Vintage convertible with an apparently missing or malfunctioning roof in Brooklyn, a city that was once independent and influential before being absorbed into New York City as one of the megalopolis's five boroughs, or county-like administrative jurisdictions

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

One of many vehicles of several vintages passes by in Florence, Oregon's, Rhododendron Floral Parade, part of the annual festival named for the colorful flowers that grow in profusion in the area. The parade showcases local talent and color more than the blossoms

The Tucci Hot Rods group from Marcy, New York, which builds classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed, brought this extraordinary Cadillac automobile to the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse. The group posted a sale price of $140,000 for this hand-crafted automobile that sports a supercharged engine

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

A look inside a 1957 Chevrolet at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Vintage cars outside a gift and trinket shop near Yampai along historic U.S. Route 66 in Arizona

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Dale Spiters, from Ontario Province in Canada, brought his 1962 Chevy Impala to display at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

A large "I Love (heart) New York" sign at the Syracuse Nationals, the largest car show in the U.S. Northeast, held annually at the New York State Fairgrounds in Geddes, outside Syracuse

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

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