Monday, October 13, 2008

Vintage Car Memorabilia

Do you have a passion for vintage cars?Are you a collector of memorabilia?

If so, then I am sure that you will already know about the pleasure that can be had from searching out and finding classic and vintage car ads.The rise in popularity of the motor car in the twenties had a good knock on effect for the advertising industry.

Cars were seen as luxury items, driven by those who could afford a glamorous lifestyle. The advertisements at this time portray a care free way of life which many aspired to. The ads were colourful and bold, eye catching and elegant.

Who could predict, all these years later, that vintage car memorabilia would be in such demand? Despite the fact that we now have the fastest, most technologically advanced cars ever, we are still fascinated by these images from the past.

Maybe this is to do with the historical context of these ads, we can imagine a time when life was somewhat more care free, and motoring was more relaxing.

Think about what you've read so far. Does it reinforce what you already know about collecting? Or was there something completely new? What about the remaining paragraphs?

There is also the immense pleasure to be had of having these images scattered around our homes. You may collect vintage car memorabilia to adorn your rooms, or to sell later on for a profit.

Hanging these car ads in suitable frames can give depth and character to a room. If you are a lover of art and antiques, you will soon realise that these old car advertisements can add great interest to your collection. People are drawn to them, and the older generation will always have a story to relate about their own car passions and experiences.

Hunting down and finding vintage car memorabilia and ads is all part of the fun of collecting. You may have a particular model or make in mind, or you may prefer an eclectic selection. Antique and collectors shops are a good place to browse, but maybe an expensive way to buy. Garage sales, car boot sales, flea markets are another good source, if you have the time.

Probably the best place to browse and buy, however, is the Internet. Auction sites such as EBay are stuffed full of information. There are also many websites on which you can find others who share your passion. Whatever your reasons for collecting vintage car memorabilia, whether it is for fun, profit, or both, you will never tire of the wealth of fascinating material that is easily available.

Now might be a good time to write down the main points covered above. The act of putting it down on paper will help you remember what's important about collecting.

American Retro 1955 Classic Black Racer Pedal Car

American Retro 1955 Classic Black Racer Pedal Car

The American Retro 1955 Classic Black Racer Pedal Car was inspired by the very rare Giordani Racers of the 1950’s. It favors the 1952 through 1957 Ferrari F2 Racers and other Grand Prix type racers of that era. This brilliantly proportioned American Retro 1955 Classic Black Racer Pedal Car is made of heavy gauge steel with chrome accents that include the steering wheel, rim, side pipes, windshields and grille. The chrome knock off simulated spinners add that special touch. This is a unique vehicle that will light up the heart of any child- Vroom! Vroom! Ride on toys like this pedal car will be cherished now and remembered forever. Adult Supervision Required.Features:Overall Dimensions: 49" Length, 26" width , 19" height Finish: Chip and rust resistant, child safe, non-toxic powder coating Wheels: Steel, "custom design", 9.5 inch diameter Tires: solid rubber, soft design, 13.5 inch in the rear, 12 inch on the front Driving Mechanism: Pull bars, unique side designAges 2 and up.By American-Retro**Oversize Shipping Charges Apply**

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