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22 August 2008 @ 05:55 pm
Day Fourteen of 41 Days of Metallicar ...  
 And ... I managed another drabble for the fourteenth day of the 41 Days of Metallicar celebration!  I'm surprising myself...

This one comes with a dedication to both my carpoolmate John and my online buddy raputathebuta, both of whom are intimately acquainted with the subject matter!! And since this year's event just happened last weekend and John took part, it's still fresh in my mind, which probably explains why I wrote this, even though this one would have to have taken place last year.

Dream Cruise, Check
“Are you nuts?”
“Come on, Sammy. We’ll never be noticed, not in those crowds. Well, we’ll be noticed, but I mean, we won’t be noticed – she will. What could it hurt, huh? Just one day?”
“A little matter of being wanted? Our pictures on post office walls?”
Despite his protests, Sam knew he’d give in. Dean had few dreams he’d ever shared. Showing the Impala in Detroit made the list his eighteenth birthday, when she became his.
When the Impala cruised gleaming down Woodward Avenue among forty thousand classic cars, Sam basked in Dean’s ecstatic pride, and savored the memory. 


The first official Woodward Dream Cruise happened in 1995, and the formal organization was incorporated as a charity in 1996. And it's one hell of a show. Google it and feast your eyes!

I had also promised to do a photoshoot with my little toy Impala and make the pics available to folks. If you'd like to see my beauty from many angles (including multiple shots of the junk in the trunk!), you can find the slideshow and the individual photos here.  I hope you enjoy it!  Feel free to make use of the photos, if you're so inclined.

Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
whimsywinx: SN-ImpalaRescuewhimsywinx on August 22nd, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
I love when Dean gets his geek on!

And I kept looking for the boys during your slide show.
bardicvoice: BardicImpala by <lj user=janglyjewels>bardicvoice on August 22nd, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it be fun to have mini-Dean and mini-Sam, along with a mini-Impala? (In the absence of having the full-sized real versions, of course ... *grin*)

When John came back this year, he reported not seeing any perfect Winchester Impala clones at the Dream Cruise, but of course, no one can see everything that's there!
raputathebuta: Impala seen in MI 1/7/08raputathebuta on August 22nd, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh Mary!!!!!! *smishes you*

Just wonderful!!! I think I would seriously have a coronary on the spot if I were to see these two fine young men amongst the cruise-goers!!!!

I DID manage to see a black '67 2-door SS & got a couple of snaps of it with my cell phone. I'll post them sometime this weekend.

Psst...much like your Guest Professors at SU, I think John should be a Guest Blogger & post an entry about his Cruise experience! You know I'd read it!!!!!!

Okay...gotta go look at your pics now! *hugs*
bardicvoice: Unconquered by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 22nd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, we were posters crossing in the night - I just left a note on your blog talking about your pressie here!

Delighted that you got to see an Impala of the right vintage, even though not the right model. Sweet, though, hey?

(I'll have to talk to John about doing a Cruise blog ... *grin*)
raputathebuta: Dean: Ooh!raputathebuta on August 23rd, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Mary...it was truly a thing of beauty, wrong model & all! It had red interior, but I didn't care! I walked right up to the guy & was all "This is a '67 right?" Like I (kinda sorta) knew what I was talking about. *giggle* I also saw some Chevelle's & said "Bobby's car!!!" At least my parents are understanding about my little obsession. *grin*
bardicvoice: Modern Classic by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Heh! It says a lot that the highlight of my visit to Vancouver - you know, the one where I never did manage to find a shooting location - was the day we saw two of the Impalas parked next to Bobby's Chevelle in the fenced area behind the studio, a good three hundred feet or so from us. On such small crumbs do we subsist ...
zofia27zofia27 on August 23rd, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Another great drabble and the pics of your little Impala are awesome!
bardicvoice: Grrrr by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had such fun freaking out the neighborhood, lying on a mat on the concrete taking picures ...
zofia27zofia27 on August 23rd, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Haha! I can just image the looks you got!
bardicvoice: Badass by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Happily for me, my neighbors already know that I'm nuts! (I've lived in this place since September 1981 ...) Only the new ones look at me sideways ... *grin*
fannishlissfannishliss on August 23rd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I dearly love your toy Impala. She is so awesome! I love the interior and the engine and the trunk! And the paint job is SO SHINY!

I have a major lust going for a classic car, but I'll never afford it. I just have to race my little matchbox Camaros around and dream of the past.

Where did you get so many nifty weapons? i never have any luck on ebay.

My plastic Winchesters are probably too tall for your model Impala -- my boys ride in a black Barbie Boxter -- but you could probably make some paper dolls to scale that would photograph well. I have paper dolls of the boys from the DVD catalog insert. :)

Thanks for sharing your pix!
bardicvoice: Mini!Pala by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
My mini!pala is my answer to not being able to justify the expense of a true classic; and given their crappy mpg, that's REALLY an expense these days!

My source for weapons and tools is right here: http://www.marauderinc.com/servlet/StoreFront I can vouch for their honesty and quality. The trunk contains shotguns, handguns, machetes, knives, shovels, bolt cutters, a sniper rifle, even the chainsaw that Kripke keeps talking about but that we've never seen! They were also the source for the wee laptop and cellphone, and the faux wooden crate. I outfitted the whole car for under $10. The clue came when my carpoolmate John observed that the GI Joe action figures and kit were all 1:18th scale - he's a 1:18th scale car model collector (I gave him an Impala, and he's in lust with it!), and occasionally got appropriate kit or figures from his son! (Maybe I should find a couple of GI Joe figures that I could adapt to Dean and Sam???)
fannishliss: Sam-in-a-Cage!fannishliss on August 23rd, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)
Last time I was visiting my home in WV, we saw a 1968 Mustang for sale for $12,000. Immediately I was like, I must rake all my belongings into a heap and auction them off to buy this car! Wanna go halvsies? :) There should be timeshare schemes for classic cars like there are for summerhouses.

Here's an icon of my plastic winchesters. They are so fun! I have John as well.

The pics you took were really awesome, the way the camera angle makes the car look realistic. So cool!

Thanks for the link for the tools and weapons. The chainsaw reminds me of my childhood -- riding in the back of my Dad's pickup, going to check on the cows in our extremely remote summer grazing place -- there was always a roll of barbed wire, and a chainsaw, and a hatchet, and a can of chainsaw fuel bouncing around in the back of the truck with us - good times! At least the firearms were in the cab!! (firearms were in case of rattlesnakes and copperheads in the summertime )

bardicvoice: Mini!Pala by <lj user=Cakehole_Cat>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Heh - the camera was right down on the concrete with the car ... except for the "crane shots" when I sat up!

There's an axe in the trunk, too ...
stillbeloving on August 23rd, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I like your Fan Fiction =)
bardicvoice: BrotherHug by <lj user=katysam>bardicvoice on August 23rd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and doubly glad you stopped to tell me so!