Those of you who have been around my territory know this car. I have photographed it so many times as it sat across the street next to a cornfield. It is a 1949 Pontiac that has set there and has been mown around for about 6 years now.
I have always been fascinated with it's decorative design features. The front and back of the car has this decorative band on it that reminds me of a waterfall. Paintings with large waterfalls in them were everywhere back in the days that it was designed. The guys who designed this car had to have thought that as they placed the Indian Chief's head projecting out like it is carve in rock with the water flowing down and around it. The strange thing about it is the space theme in design was incorporated as the top view of the Chief's decoration looks like a early designed spaceship for one of those old classic space movies .
The interior design has a dashboard and steering wheel that reminds me of the early space movies also with circular openings and space like switches and dashboards. The logo of Chief Pontiac on the side and chrome work on the car makes it a real classic.
One of my former students owned the car and she had it in storage in that field of her mother's farm. Now another one of my former students has bought it from her and he plans on restoring it. I don't think he has ever restored any car of this age so he will have to learn as he goes.
While I was at work one day, they took the old blue car away. The car is gone. It now sits on the opposite side of town in its new owners yard.