Lost highway

Classic car show reflects a bygone America

July 15, 2011 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The classics are classics for a reason. Tom Wolfe wrote one of the greatest reflections on American muscle of all time, The Last American Hero is Junior Johnson. It’s a reflection on the colors of a distinctly American sport, and on one of the sport’s primary idols, Junior Johnson. It opens with the following:

“Ten o’clock Sunday morning in the hills of North Carolina. Cars, miles of cars, in every direction, millions of cars, pastel cars, aqua green, aqua blue, aqua beige, aqua buff, aqua dawn, aqua dusk, aqua aqua, aqua Malacca, Malacca lacquer, Cloud lavender, Assassin pink, Rake-a-cheek raspberry. Nude Strand coral, Honest Thrill orange, and Baby Fawn Lust cream-colored cars are all going to the stock-car races…”

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