Friday, January 23, 2009

Photostory Friday - Supercharged!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Last weekend when we returned home after some errands, this was parked across the street:

It's been converted to a bioethanol system - not an unusual thing in Portland, but the package was certainly different from anything we've seen around here.

And surprise - it's an old MG! See the fuel tanks on the passenger side? (Obviously this isn't a family car.)

Every single person that went by on foot, in a car or on a bike stopped to look at it (and many asked if it was mine! ha ha). Definitely fun for a photo shoot!

Isn't that flying horse icon on the side some old gas station logo? I can't quite place it.


Karin said...

Oh my word, what an interesting find! I've never come across anything remotely like it, but I'm sure you had a lot of fun photographing it! Great pics!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, that car just SCREAMS


Talk about a gem with those vibrant colors, eh? So neat!

June said...

Reminds me of the bat-mobile!

Caspette said...

What a great find and an amazing car to photograph.

Terri said...

I thought that too, June - Batmobile in retro colors !

MyMaracas said...

What a terrific find! It's kind of a rolling pickle, isn't it? LOL

I think the winged horse was a Mobil logo. I was horse crazy as a girl, and loved those signs.

Terri said...

That's what I was thinking too, the Mobil gas logo. I should have stuck around to talk to the driver. I had so many questions!

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