Saturday, June 26, 2010

~PINK SATURDAY...The Thrill of the Ride~


Happy Pink Saturday to all you PINK LOVIN' PEEPS out in Blogland.  Thank you to Miss Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for hosting our get-together every single week!  I hope you will make time to check out her sweet Bloggie for a list of all the participants.  You are sure to get a dose of all things PINK and LOVELY!

Now...when I was about ten we owned a PINK CAR.  We did.  It was a 1959 Plymouth Station-Wagon and it was truly tacky divine.  I didn't think it was anything special back then I can assure you!  I hid my face when riding inside of it for fear I might be seen by all my stuck-up cool friends.  I didn't want them thinking I was some sort of weirdo princess or something...

I found out from my vintage-car-crazy-bro that the old piece of junk  classic vehicle is now worth about as much money restored as my house was the day we purchased it in 1992....  Hmmmmm

When you are ten the color of your car matters...  It does! It also helps if you have a floorboard!  Our pink Plymouth did not (I'm not kidding).  I've still not recovered from seeing the pavement whirling past from underneath my feet...:(

Pink or not, that was SCARY!
  ~1956 PONTIAC~

Now...this is a cool car.  I would soooo love to drive around my town inside this pink and gray beauty!
1957 Lincoln

What a sight!  Be still my heart!  I NOW THINK PINK CARS ARE COOL!

I was born in December of 1958.  Great year...GREAT CAR!  My hubby owned a 1967 Chevy Impala when we were dating.  She sure didn't look like this!

Now peeps...this car is a KEEPER!  Wowzers is all I can say!  YUMMO!

This looks like one 'boat-of-a-car' to me!  But I'd pal around town in it if I could.  Everyone would stare though and that would make me nervous! :)
~1955 LINCOLN~

This fabulous pink Lincoln came out the year my parents married.  I didn't know they had such neat cars that long ago! :)
(I'm nearly faint!)

When my big sister and I were growing up we dreamed of owning a little Beetle Bug.  She never got hers and I'm still longing for mine!  One day I'm going to own one.  Even if I'm 85 and my hair is gone, bumm has dropped and my teeth have all fallen out I'm still sure to look fabulous driving this...

Pink Cars, no matter what year they were made, just rock!  Don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful, pink lovin' day!

Love to you~


Home and Heart said...

I want a pink car so bad!!! I understand how you feel!!!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Lots of VERY wonderful 50's cars..that was "my Era"...I dated during the mide 50's to the
60's..and I will tell you this..the car the guy drove was almost always the determining factor on whether or not I was doing to go out with him or was THAT for being a SNOB ?
I LOVED CARS..especially convertables.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

LOL! I'm laughing, Rebecca, because when I was ten, having a pink car would have been about the coolest thing ever. I was a huge pinky, and I wanted everything pink. I even had a little boyfriend (and I mean little as in short) who lived in a little pink house! I think he came up to my shoulder. LOL! I probably loved him more because of the color. ;-)

What a difference a few years make! LOL! Might be because various movie stars had pink cars. But I think my pink went out the window when my love for the boy ended. ;-) But what I would have given for a pink car! Now we had a yellow station wagon, and my father teased my mother endlessly about it. He would trade cars after three years or 60,000 miles, so that went which meant green was the order of the day. It seems we had either green or blue cars (with an occasional white one). But my dad bought my sister a red Ford Falcon, and it was so cute. We all loved that!

Speaking of which, love to you on this fine Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Sherry from Alabama said...

Loving the pink cars! My first car was actually a VW Beetle, way back in 1979. It wasn't pink though...tomato red! I enjoyed your fun post this morning!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca, you make me smile... your bum will never drop, your teeth and hair will never fall out and you will always be COOL! Pink car or not! I love the classics and so does Jack... I am ten years older than you, actually 11, and I owned many of those cars at one time or another, (not pink though), because those were just the cars back then... I learned to drive on my mama's old '49 Hudson... I would kill to own that car today! This was such a fun post! Wishing you a beautiful day... xoxo Julie Marie

Ann said...

Love your post today. I was born in 1947 and we owned a few of these cars but not in PINK im afraid. We owned a bug just like the last-convertible in blue. If we only had the fortitude to KEEP them-they would be worth oodles.
Happy PS

Anonymous said...

Owning a PINK car has always been a dream of mine!! I remember back around 1953 was the first pink car I ever sister's best friend's mother had a pink Cadillac!! Whoo Who!
I would "die" for a pink "BUG"!! To me it would be better than a BIG
car...I'm with you...old, gray, lame and senile I would still have one if I could!!
I bet your pink station wagon..with no floor board (??!!)
was something!! Aren't little girls silly? Did you ever think THEN that you'd crave a PINK car NOW??
HappyPink Saturday and Happy Junkin
I know you're going....!!!!! Would love to tag along with you!

Unknown said...

Love the pink Beetle, cute!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Hi Sweet R!
Too Cute! Note sure I have seen too many PINK Cars that are older but sure have seen those PINK ones they give to Mary K girlies!

Hugs and Love!

Pellie / Penny said...

Loved the walk down memory lane and the Pink Rides.
Being 8 1/2 yrs older than you I really do remember these old beauties.
Also the old pink and aqua kitchen decor of the 1950 and into the 60's.
sure beat the earth tones (orange & olive green) of the late 60's and 70's.

Thanks for the memories.


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) I LOVE THESE PINK CARS!!! I so WANT ONE!! :) Mine would have to be a convertible that would be cool :)

Happy Pink Saturday my Pinky friend :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Connie said...

Sign me up for the pink Chevy, sugar, and I be stylin'! If I drove around in a pink car though they'd think I was a Mary Kay sales consultant. Frightening!!! Happy pink saturday, chick...

Lou said...

Totalll Coooool!!! Lol!!! Yep when your a kid your parents car can be sooooo embarrassing... lol.. totally know where you are comming from....
Love Lou xx

Patti said...

I ALWAYS wanted a pink car. Up until I was 15, I had a pink bedroom and I could just never get enough pink. (We moved after that, and the room was paneled, and I wasn't allowed to paint over it).

My parents were never into a pink car, though, so it was a dream that was never realized.

Have a lovely weekend,

Barb said...

Hey girl, pink cars, huh? I don't know about that....ha.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Theresa Plas said...

Pink cars ARE cooL!!!! Great post Rebecca and Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Lisa said...

What a fun post, thanks Rebecca. My dream is a 50's era Ford short bed pick-up, painted pink. How awesome would that be?


Regina said...

How fabulous! The bug is really cool.
Great post Rebecca.
Happy Pink Saturday.

" Regina "

Carol said...

This is a fun "Remember When Pink Post"..How I loved that '58 Impala. Nothing like driving down the main drag, windows rolled down with Ray Orbison songs blaring on the radio!!
Sitting was a real job with (2) can-can petticoats on, big skirt and a cinch belt ;)
The Chevy was as shiny as patent leather with my pony tail flying--Oh I thought I was just too COOL

Now it is arthritis, am a bottled blond, and a bit forgetful :)

Carol from
Good 'OL Texas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Rebecca, I just love vintage cars; especially pink ones! My favourite has got to be the Bug though and someday I'd love to own one. Happy Pink Saturday to you and thanks for sharing your fun post. One is never disappointed when they visit you!


June said...

You have definitely captured the sweetest rides out there! Love the last one best.
Your 'rush' project is so lovely Rebecca! I would have expected nothing less from my most talented friend!!!!

Unknown said...

G'day, Rebecca ~
Oh, this does bring back many a memory of 'when cars were cars'!! We had one pink car in our town & I loved it! as a child. The Beetles were fab then & still love them.

Your SIS post was lovely, the stocking, as always, beautiful ... great creativity ... there were some fabulous ideas you gals all came up with.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Debra@CommonGround said...

te he, we had a white station wagon when I was a kid, and my poor hubbs inherited it after we got married. It had set behind the barn for 10 years. By the time he was driving it, yes, oh yes, you could see pavement on the driver's side back seat. totally rusted out, and he reminded me just the other day when he had no brakes. I've always loved vintage cars, but now that I'M Vintage, I love them more!!

Mari said...



Faye said...

The pink car is a 1960 or 1961 Rambler. We have a 1959 pink Chevy Belair with gray's soooo pretty! Love those old cars!!!

Unknown said...

HPS! I think of all the things form the past that make for good stories now but would also be considered part of unfit parenting if it were done today and i chuckle. See? You're no worse for wear and it made for a great story too!

Rose said...


Christi Williams said...

What a wonderful post. First of all great vintage cars and than that they are pink, Love Them!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Rebecca!

Oh these pink cars are pinkalicious!! Whoo Whoo! A friend of the family had a pink rambler back in the day. That is the closest I have come to a pink car. I didn't think anything of it then.
I do own a silver beetle now though! Oh, I wish it was pink. As it is, I have pink daisies in the little holder on the dash. Hubby takes them out when he needs to take the car for service. lol! Do you know, that now they sell eyelashes for the headlights, and a wind up key that goes on the back. I might get the eyelashes, but the little wind up key is like $200. and some dollars. I don't think I will be getting that. Thanks for a fun PS!


Blue Creek Home said...

I love all of the pink cars!
And, you will be adorable driving that pink VW when your hair is gone and your bum has fallen and you are toofless!!!
Come by and pick me up and we'll cruise through downtown!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
Remember the MaryKay pink cars? Wonder if they still do that.

I love pink cadillacs, rolling down the street.....oops, I digress.

Love your post on the pink autos, definitely makes me smile.


Dogmom Diva said...

Ya gee thanks, I want a pink car too. lol. My parents had a big ole buick when I was a little girl..but it was not pink was probably booooring beige or something!

Thanks for sharing those..oh my first car that I paid for myself was a 1973 VW super beetle, brand new, $2600. whee!!! wish I still had it, darn it!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, these cars are TOO cute!!!
I thought about your blog all day much to see! I said to my husband, "Wow--look at this blog--I'm ecstatic!"
Oh, and Rebecca, I put your name in the drawing for the necklace drawing too...
Have a great Saturday!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Ohhhh I am already swooning..:)

Tina xo

PeggyR said...

Oh wow I love those cars! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tania said...

Thank you rebbecca for stopping by. I love old cars. They have always had a place in my heart, I dream of owning a 65 mustang oneday. But it will be when my kids have grown up lol

Deanna said...

I have a new appreciation for pink vintage cars. Great POST.

I don't know what's going on with me but I am admiring the color pink more and more everyday...hum...must be my age.

I'm so much wiser these days...grins. I think it would be fantastic to have a vintage car and if she were PINK all the better.

Today I went to a Car Show and the autos are out of this world drop dead gorgeous...if that's possible.

Summer blessings to you, Becky Sue,

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a fun PINK post...loved every word of it..and every picture

Anonymous said...

Oh Rebecca I'm lovin' your pink car post! When I was a young girl my uncle promised me a pink car (he was kidding though I didn't realize it) and I waited for ever for that pink car that never came:( I remind him every time I see him how I'm still waiting for my pink car, lol.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Rebecca,
Congratulations! You are the winner of the
Paris Clips!

Please come to my blog to see the announcement...(wish I had a

I just need your last name and address
so I can mail them, so you can email
that to me and I'll pop them in the mail.

Ginger said...

I'm with you Miss R. Pink cars are awesome. My parents used to have a pink and gray Chevrolet. I believe it was 1955 or 56. I had a volkswagon for my first car but it was yellow. It was cool though.
You never see those old pink cars anymore. Thanks for a blast from the past.


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Oooooooh I just love old cars & these are even better because they are PINK... love love love them.... I too have always wanted a VW I had a friend when I lived in Sydney & we would travel every where in hers, great days just chug chugging around.... great PS post Sweet....

Lyn xxx

Tara said...

Oh, I think that last car would SO suit you! It would be fun to have a pink car wouldn't it! I can imagine it was scary when you were little to see the pavement wizzing past, funny too! Happy Pink Rebecca!

Dolores said...

Oh Rebecca, I loved looking at all the different kinds of pink cars.... brought back a memory that I'd forgotten about. My uncle bought my aunt a big pink Packard for her b'day, with a big red bow on it.....

lisa said...


How funny! My Pink Saturday post was about Pink Cadillac's! Great minds think alike.

Love the post, the pink beetle is awesome!

Lisa said...

Oh I would love a pink car!! These are just up my ally!
Happy Pinks!
Hugs, Lisa

Miss Gracie's House said...

This made me smile (and I needed one)...we actually have a pink '56 ford fairlane...our pink lady:)

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