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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
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 ...