Saturday, I stopped by the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, for their VW car show. Of course I got sidetracked by their 1924 Chevrolet Housecar.
I started taking black and white images with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone - and couldn't stop.
The housecar is a 1920s version of a motor home built on a Chevrolet chassis with a four-cylinder engine.
The museum web site reports:
"The body is constructed of wood with sheet metal for roofing and reinforcement at certain places. The interior has the bare essentials; a bed or sleeping platform, kitchen washbasin and storage. Since the vehicles did not travel fast because of engine size and road conditions, it was not uncommon to see accessories hanging from the sides as the vehicle traveled along."
The Murphy Auto Museum housecar is in its original condition with no upgrades. It has remained untouched since its 1920s conversion.
Images were taken with Hipstamatic Jane Lens and BlacKeys Supergrain film. The overall image, above, was taken with wide angle lens on an SLR camera, but converted with Hipstamatic.
When done, I will have about 20 images in this flickr gallery: Chevrolet Housecar.
My thoughts on images past and present.