I took a picture of this picture as I passed through Winslow, AZ, on the way home this past weekend.
The first picture reminds me of a scene from "The Reivers" where Steve McQueen was charged $6.00 by a farmer to use his team to pull the 1905 Winton through a stream. Does anyone know the make and year of the car being pulled?
The second picture is of a street scene in Winslow; can anyone identify any of the cars in it?
I'm somewhat partial to the third picture because these cars both appear to be '14's.
"Standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona..."
Based on driving through there a few years ago - I don't think a whole lot has changed since those pictures were taken. The roads were paved . . . that's about it.
"Such a fine sight to see,
It's a girl, my lord,
In a Model T Ford,
Slowin' down to take a look at me."
"C'mon baby, don't say maybe. I gotta know if your tin lizzy is gonna save me"
"I've got seven women on
Four that wanna own me,
Two that wanna stone me,
One says she's a friend of mine"
It's the last one you need to worry about......
She took one look at me and pulled down both levers...
Passed through downtown Winslow AZ in 1970 and I think it was pretty much the same then as the picture from the 20's except the pickup trucks were slightly newer.
I recall a little diner off the highway and the lady that waited on us never said a single word the whole time we were there she just scowled at us (no coffee refills either)much like a scene from Easy Rider.
No we didn't pull up on choppers(a white 1963 VW bug)nor did we have American flags sewn on our jackets, we were just 3 college students from Tucson, must have been my pony tail or Mikey's red beard or Scott's peace sign button.......
Maybe folks are friendlier there now in the 21st century.