Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Events Weekly Features Classifieds Contact

YAK Car Pic of the Day

.

.

Just finished watching the 1950 Billy Wilder movie “Sunset Boulevard,” and from a couple of the main cars you’d have thought that Chrysler was a sponsor. William Holden’s character drives a 1946 Plymouth Deluxe convertible (above), which two repo men are trying to take back while giving chase in their 1948 DeSoto Custom Club Coupe (below). It wasn’t all Chrysler though, as Gloria Swanson’s deliciously mad character Norma Desmond is driven around town in a 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A open limousine — which, as she put it, is definitely “…not one of those cheap things made of chromium and spit.” Hah! 

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

repo men

repo men


Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini

 


  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    Most limos already have twwo exit doors and tempered safety glass that will break easily with a break out tool ! The problem will be with the intoxicated passengers opening them up and falling out. Most modern cars lock the doors as soon as the car is in gear, cchild door locks are also a problem! I propose a law to put smoke detectors and glass break out tools in every coMmercial passenger vehicle. Smoke detectors would provide an early warning system and would be inexpensive. Any upstanding operator would already have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in their vehicles.