June 4, 2011

Nice Matra!

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Meade chats with the owner...

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An impromptu fashion show occurs...

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33 comments:

Fort said...

The white socks with sandals could cause some consternation I suspect... but nobody could see any issue with the choice of patterned black socks with sandals, could they?

Or, even if it wasn't some idiosyncrat's cup of tea, the sweet sweet shorts would make up for it anyhow.

Am I wrong?

Carol_Herman said...

In NYC people would be hailing that car, thinking it was a taxi.

The Crack Emcee said...

That last shot is a condemnation, if ever I've seen one, of men in shorts. Simply pathetic. And fun-ny!

You win this round, Batgirl - by a long shot!

Scott said...

L'anomalie singulière, la voiture de sport française.

NYTNewYorker said...

If I ever wear white socks and sandals my wife has a standing order to slap me in the back of my head.

NYTNewYorker said...

Hard!

Ann Althouse said...

Extra fashion detail: the car's owner is wearing jeans with a purple fabric insert that transforms them into bell bottoms.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Was it a school teacher with a fancy car, come to complain about an end to collective bargaining?

madAsHell said...

Somewhere, a wife feels neglected...

Of course, judging by the way he's dressed, there may be no woman at all.

edutcher said...

I have never understood wearing socks with sandals.

What Ann is to men in shorts (and you don't wear patterned socks; you don't wear any color but white, period, with shorts), I am to sandals with socks.

It screams, "I am dorky, hear me bore".

PS Those "bell bottoms" make him look like a gay ranchero.

PS Is Meade thinking anniversary present?

Ann Althouse said...

"PS Is Meade thinking anniversary present?"

It's fun to chat with the owners about their cars. It never occurred to me to attempt to buy one. But I did have a favorite car and a second favorite car today.

MadisonMan said...

Nuts. I read about Cars on State this week and thought to self: GO! But then I forgot 'til I see your pics. Thanks for showing me what I missed.

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

"PS Is Meade thinking anniversary present?"

It's fun to chat with the owners about their cars. It never occurred to me to attempt to buy one. But I did have a favorite car and a second favorite car today.


Leave the Audi home and do a little Route 66 out to Colorado with the new one.

The Drill SGT said...

Me thinks that is actually an AC Shelby Cobra with a ford V8

Lem said...

"Nice Matra!"

As opposed to "this_is_what democracy_looks_like" Mantra.

ricpic said...

The Mazda Miata, especially the early 90's version, was the prettiest roadster of all, and affordable too.

Lem said...

Its a little frustrating the way Itunes mischaracterizes the the Latin American genre.. mislabeling boleros, salsa, baladas, raices and not even having one for merengue.

Itunes is racist ;)

Chip S. said...

"Can I take it for a spin?"

Por supuesto. Mi Matra es su Matra.

Lem said...

holy cow.. lol

Chip Ahoy said...

I feel a barf coming on.

Please, do keep the socks. I could do without another unfortunate glimpse of gnarly unkept feet that never saw trace of pedicure. I had no cause to imagine such neglect until I saw for myself last year in a similar crowd at the Civic Center nearby. I cannot explain the macabre fascination that locked my gaze while the image appeared of the couple in bed, the female being carelessly clawed to death by fierce yellow fungus-infected human talons, causing me to shudder and break the hold.

Something tells me these visitors are more interested in the grilled cheese-eating contest, the ice cream eating contest, and the cream puff eating contest. Too bad no gougères eating contest, raclette eating contest, poutine eating contest. No matter. There's always unlimited McDonald's Big Macs for the ride home.

Michael Haz said...

No photos of the blue/white stripe 1968 Z28 Chevrolet Camaro parked in front of the Matra?? You know, the one with the 302cid short block engine, two Holley double-pumper carbs, solid lifters and 3/4 racing camshaft? Yeah, that car.

I go to hot rod shows just to hear engines like that run on 105 octane leaded gasoline, and to whiff the sensuous fumes of that rich, unfiltered, non-catalytic converterized exhaust.

BJM said...

This is how socks with sandals is done.

Never with shorts. No exceptions.

victoria said...

That fashion would show up in Glamor magazine as the fashion "don't's". Do people not look in the mirror, i mean a full length mirror, before they leave the house?
Obviously not.


Vicki from Pasadena

Browndog said...

What a waste...

Why aren't they plugged in, gettin charged up?

planet haters.....

Browndog said...

Now, the fashion nazi's are bitching about wearing white after labor day....

Shoulda wore dirty socks with sandals, I suppose.

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William said...

If you're substantially overweight, there's nothing you can do to look good in the summer. Many here are unfairly pointing fingers at shorts or white socks with sandals, when the true villain of the ensemble is the paunch. The guy looks clean and comfortable. I have seen far, far worse in NYC. Here there are gentlemen of girth who wear dingy tube socks and, holy shit!, muscle shirts over their layers of fat. Is it any wonder that men like Anthony Weiner consider themselves attractive.

Ralph L said...

I've followed cars pretty religiously since 1st grade, and I've never heard of or seen a Matra before. French?
South American?

Is that a man or woman next to the car in the lowest pic?

ricpic, I prefer the MGB or Jaguar 120 for prettiness, though I'd rather maintain the Miata.

Anga2010 said...

Bleh. What an ugly car that is and it's handling is atrocious. It fish-tails all over the road and especially in icy conditions it will be the death of the driver!

NYTNewYorker said...

Chip, there is nothing better than viewing a summertime foot bedecked in a sandal with a toenail fungus in full bloom on the big toe, nothing!

God, I love summer!

WV: expor, apply to nail twice daily.

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Michael Lenz said...

German license plate from Würzburg.

tim said...

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