If you’re a gear head like me, you can’t get cars out of the blood.
For me the most notable “period of influence” for anything automotive was the 1970s; it was when I started building models. It was when I started drawing customs. It was when I bought my first car. I am still in love with the long lines and thirsty engines that once pounded the streets of Seattle – announced with Cherry Bombs or Sidepipes and rolling on mags with back ends jacked up to the sky.
It would take years of therapy to strip that image from my mind, so I don’t even try.
Recently on Tumblr I came across a blog that celebrates that era through personal photos submitted by its readers. 70sStreetMachines is an archive of custom awesomeness, with the stripes, the paint, the spoilers, and the wheels which point to a decade of driving where America lived by “Anything Goes.” There is no short trip to this blog! I found myself stuck in a loop of viewing picture after picture, remembering what it was like to be 12 to 14 years old and wishing I was old enough to own effectively anything there.
Visit and Enjoy!