Friday, April 13, 2012
Petaluma Street Sighting - 1947 Studebaker M-5 Coupe Express pickup
It all started about five years ago when I was berated by a woman who thought I was scoping out her street. Apparently someone had stolen several vehicles from her neighborhood at some point in the past and so the residents were on edge. I was told that the police would be called if she ever saw me again. I believe that I was within my rights to take pictures, since I never strayed onto anyone's private property and never touched anyone's car. But I can also understand why a person would be concerned that a perfect stranger is photographing every interesting vehicle on the street.
I've always found these trucks interesting because of the tall cab with a low glass area. It's almost a caricature of a 1940s truck, complete with a mustache. I'm glad I stopped to document this one, since I'm not likely to see one again for a long time.