Sunday, May 17, 2015

The weekend: golden-era cars and Mass

WOGL-FM's big classic-car show at the American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Northeast Philadelphia. Best in show: silver '59 Caddy. Everybody who sees her calls her the Batmobile (which is actually a concept car, the '56 Lincoln Futura, modified at the last minute).

The Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania's spring show and flea market at Linvilla Orchards. It has its big fall show at Delaware County Community College. I'm familiar with this '59 Chevy Impala from that. Met the owner (since '60). The car's mostly original. The copper paint is actually called Gothic Gold for these Chevys. The owner tells me GM used the same paint for its cars, just renaming it for different makes and models.

Bubbletop '59 Chevy. The right way to do sexy tailfins.

Today's secret word is "Throwback!" Carnival of Collectables, Sicklerville, NJ, down Cross Keys Road from Mater Ecclesiae.

House of Fun, Oaklyn, NJ.

Sunday after the Ascension. (The Ascension lost its octave in 1955.) Mass: Exaudi, Domine, vocem meam, qua clamavi ad te, alleluia. The littlest torchbearers. Usually 7-year-olds start as boatboys. Regina caeli, laetare: Our May crowning.

"How's that renewal working out for youse?" Driving through southern New Jersey yesterday I counted three closed parishes.

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