I love taking the month of March and celebrating a big part of my heritage. Oh boy, is my mouth watering at the thought of Colcannon.
I guess I don't need to tell you that I love St. Patrick's Day. The fiddles, bagpipes, the smells swirling in the air, the parade. The kilts, the siren's song of the bagpipes (I mentioned that already, didn't I?), the distinguished Irish families cruising in their antique motorcars.
Which brings me to the purpose of this blog post and I'm going to step outside my historical box for a moment, but only because I encountered a cool car show a few weeks ago. I don't know a lot about the information I'm going to share. In fact, I don't know a thing other than what was shared with me by the owners, which was huge, but little in the grand scheme of things.
The beauty of this post...pictures!
If you look closely you can see the chrome bar running from the back of the car to the rag top. Yeah, it's a convertible. For some reason this little tidbit surprised me.
It's a straight six for a reason: because all the thingy-majigs (cylinders) are in a straight line and not what we typically see in a V-6 these days with three cylinders on either side of the motor.
These engines also lasted for a long time, up to forty years. They just don't make them like they used to.
I hope you enjoyed the photos. I hope they take you back to a time when cars were more than just transportation and a work of art.
Don't forget about today's giveaway. One commenter, selected using www.random.org will receive this beautiful hand carved wooden cross.
Coming in 2014 from Love Inspired Historical, title yet to be determined.
Set in the heart of ancient Judah, a temple guard, posing as a bond-servant, falls in love with his master’s daughter but he must choose between his duty to his king and his one chance at love for eternity.
And don't forget about CFHS's grand prize and 2nd place prize during the month of March. Drawing for grand prize and 2nd place will be held April 1st.
Grand Prize- Kindle
2nd Place Prize- $25 Amazon gift card
For each day you comment on CFHS you receive one entry in the kindle and $25 Amazon gift card giveaway. Comment on every post in the month of March and earn 31 entries!