All up in my grill…

Is this even said anymore? 🙂 With some of these vintage, historic and classic cars so much about their construction appears to be about fashion than function; at least to me.  Whatever the reason was for some of these grills they are amazing.  A few of them look like they could leave quite a dent or two in whatever they would come in contact with though!

(Click on a photo to view larger and to see what year and make it is – no years for the two Buick Eights though; sorry.)

 

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  1. #1 by feralc4t on January 15, 2016 - 5:33 am

    Up in my grill – It was briefly popular in teen culture here about seven years ago. It does not appear to have re-surfaced since.

    • #2 by imagesbytdashfield on January 15, 2016 - 8:55 am

      Who knows what they say today. It seems to change every few weeks.

      • #3 by feralc4t on January 16, 2016 - 4:09 am

        I guess if it changes that often, it does not really matter 😀

      • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on January 16, 2016 - 10:39 am

        I try to understand to an extent but then sometimes I just don’t bother…it can get silly.

      • #5 by feralc4t on January 17, 2016 - 5:14 am

        It is always silly, but good for a laugh 🙂

  2. #6 by Nandini on January 15, 2016 - 5:50 am

    They are really artistic and undoubtedly fascinating. I agree with you on the functioning of these cars, especially when compared with modern-day vehicles. Perhaps, it would still be fun to rent them for a day and go for a drive. 😉

    Great pics.

    • #7 by imagesbytdashfield on January 15, 2016 - 8:56 am

      Some of the owners have let me sit in their cars but I haven’t driven in one yet. They are magnificent machines. Thanks.

  3. #8 by Timothy Price on January 15, 2016 - 9:30 am

    You are a master griller! The The shiny Buick Eight with the fuzzy dice is perfect. It’s not a proper classic car without fuzzy dice.

    • #9 by imagesbytdashfield on January 15, 2016 - 9:32 am

      But of course! That green monster is amazing. They had a row of these in different colors too!

  4. #10 by irinagorelkina on January 15, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Spectacular!

  5. #12 by milfordstreet on January 15, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    So classic….My Corolla would probably look a bit odd it I welded one of these babies on the front of it…but it’s fun to think about.

  6. #17 by infraredrobert on January 15, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    Form and function!

    • #18 by imagesbytdashfield on January 15, 2016 - 2:46 pm

      That Buick grill looks made to push cows off the road!

      • #19 by infraredrobert on January 15, 2016 - 3:03 pm

        We were a less cosmopolitan people back then…

      • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on January 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm

        Do tell…that green Buick still looks straight out of a Cagney gangster movie.

  7. #21 by Baz - The Landy on January 15, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Great photo, and, can I have the car!

    • #22 by imagesbytdashfield on January 16, 2016 - 10:38 am

      Some at the show were for sale but I don’t think these were 😉

  8. #23 by allentimphotos2 on January 15, 2016 - 11:46 pm

    Beautifully done.

  9. #28 by ChgoJohn on January 17, 2016 - 12:43 pm

    A great collection, Teri. These grills all helped define the car. Just look at what today’s cars are missing!

    • #29 by imagesbytdashfield on January 17, 2016 - 6:46 pm

      Thanks, John. Cars today seem to be a lot of plastic or fiberglass or whatever.

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