For about a week last month, I passed by this truck parked on the adjacent street from our apartment. San Diego has a 72-hour limit for staying in one location, and the day I captured the Featured Image, the city’s parking patrol had placed a pink warning notice on the windshield. Since, the vehicle is off-street outside a nearby apartment building.
Vintage vehicles are quite common in Southern California, which sunny climate extends their potential lifespans compared to states like, say, Maine or Virginia, where harsh humidity or precipitation are aging elements. Consider this other long-lifer, a Rambler remembered with kitty Nelson from my “Cats of University Heights” series in December 2017. Months later, someone placed a “for sale” sign in the rear window. In another universe, an alternate version of me bought that classic.
Last week, I sold my Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens. But some photos remain to be published. This truck is among them. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/240, 50mm; 5:25 p.m. PDT, Oct. 19, 2019. Look large at the photo, and you can see the pink slip stuffed under the driver’s windshield wiper.