|1961 Dodge Phoenix, Good Guys Car Show Scottsdale Spring 2010|
Melrose on 7th AvenueI'll start the from the end of the day and go backwards for no particular reason. Here was the destination, the "Melrose On 7th Ave - 2011- Tenth Annual Street Fair & Classic Car Show".
|I left without signing up... missing my chance at stardumb.|
Here we have something very different from the '50 Chevy, but vintage for sure...
In a similar spirit, further up 7th Avenue there was this work in progress, Mike Rangel's "Dracula Car".
I'd love to see this on the road.
Here's another classic, a bomba 1941 Chevy.
The passenger roof height was so the well-to-do male passengers could keep their top-hats on. Maybe they had 20 gallon hats in AZ back then? Carmen Miranda my have cruised Hollywood in one of these too.
On the road to MelroseOn the way to the fair I stopped by a McDowell landmark, the "My Florist" sign and got back about a block for a photo to get something (a palm tree) in the foreground. Once a florist shop, "My Florist Cafe" opened up in the '90s and was a hip hot spot until 2010 when they abruptly and without giving a reason shut their doors.
The Art & Yard of Gary ParselI have driven by this corner house a few times on the way back to Mesa or heading out to an event and never had the time or willing passengers to stop and take a look...until last Saturday on the way to the Melrose street fair. Gary Parsel's eclectic home sits on the corner of East Willetta & 7th St.
It's sure to be interesting.
The giant tiki-like heads in these photos are made of carved styro-foam and the dogs (and master) are mostly made of concrete. Gary takes custom orders too, in fact he was in the process of installing a large head in a condo across the street when he caught me in his yard.
|Who will blink first?|
|Junior, that there is where we relieve ourselves. Take it in pup, it's a beautiful thing.|
More photos of this outing and color versions are in the gallery.