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October 11, 2013

Michael Paul Smith's time machine

This is one of many images of you can find of Mr. Smith's models of mid-20th century Pennsylvania.

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Check his Flickr site, or see his gallery of photos of his fictional town, Elgin Park.

Here's an interview and here's a video tour of Elgin Park.

His models carry me back, they do. I've ridden in many of those later model cars, through towns that looked like the scenes he sets up. The first car I drove regularly was a '61 Chrysler New Yorker that was a hand-me-down. What a ride! A lot faster than it looked but fuel economy wasn't part of the package. At the other end of the economy spectrum was a used '62 Ford Falcon wagon I got for $40 and drove for nearly two years. Man, was it ugly - and slow besides. But it was cheap to run.

Via Sippican Cottage

Posted by joke du jour at October 11, 2013 06:01 PM

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