Murderers’ Row

murderers' row© 2013 Michael Fiveson

They may not have belonged to bad men, but I get a real gangster vibe from this photo. Others might see grandfathers and church-going men driving these cars, but I see Al Capone and his henchmen. Most of these cars also had large holes in the driver’s windshield. That is a bit disturbing when you think of wrecked cars and no seat belts.

’47 Mercury

Found on a scooter ride is this wonderful old Mercury, fully restored…47 MercurySleek and sexy, cars of this era have a great gangster feel…merc frontThis may have originally been owned by a returning WW ll hero….merc interiorThe 8 track tapes were a late 60’s add on, and this car just rocks!

© 2013 Michael Fiveson


© 2012 Michael Fiveson

A 1939 DeSoto is slowly picked apart but retains both style and form. Living in a local junkyard it has been marked ‘save’ and is temporarily pardoned from the crusher. Note the sexy split rear windows and incredible reddish tone on this beauty.

Daddy’s Caddy

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

Another beauty laying low in the junkyard. Many of us no doubt did have a father who drove a Cadillac. My father drove an Olds, but then he used to sell them and always drove something brand new. Before that he sold Fords for a bit and drove an Edsel for a time. Man that was one ugly car, but not this Caddy, which ruled the day, and lit up the night.