Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Letter to "Fifties Guy"

I received a comment recently from "Anonymous", the San Francisco car collector I have commonly referred to as "Fifties Guy" here on California Streets. Since he's come across this humble blog which has featured over a dozen of his cars, I wanted to address that fact.

Dear Owner:

Thank you for responding. You may have seen me out in front of your house with my camera (probably multiple times) in the past couple of years and I apologize if I have ever made you or your family uneasy or felt that your privacy was being invaded. Your collection of street-parked classics fascinates me and I always like seeing what's parked out there. It's a fairly unique phenomenon for a San Francisco resident to be able to maintain a car collection of that scale. I want you to know that I respect you and will respect your wishes.
For privacy reasons I have held off on featuring cars which were parked in your driveway. The yellow 1954 Hudson which appeared on the post "A Note to My Readers" was photographed way back in June 2009, and unless I have your permission, other photos of it will NOT appear here in the future. When composing shots and prepping pictures to post, I prefer not to show identifiable addresses, street signs or faces of people when possible. When writing posts I usually try not to use exact street names either.

Again, thank you for writing to me and thank you for collecting those awesome '50s cars.


Jay Wollenweber

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