Well now, after a long delay I'm now back at this. I'm now retired and hope to add more ofter to this site.
Today I'm adding a few photos taken while on a road trip to Portland Oregon. I'm taking some photos on a project I've worked on and off for years. I'm trying to capture neon signs be fore they are gone. I'm posting some from Cloverdale, Willits, and Eureka, CA. and from Cottage Grove, OR. These are the business signs that wee designed in a different era and now are being replaced by those less than interesting plastic signs you now see. Some have been maintained like the Willits Rexall sign (what a find) and some are decaying with the paint peeling. In Cottage Grove it was quite unexpected to look down a side street and see a Packard sign then around the corner of the same building find a Hillman Minx sign. Alas, the neon glass is broken and there's some paint on the Packard sign. In case some of you are not familiar, Packards were a brand of autos made from 1899 to 1959. More here. Hillman Minx is even more rare. they were a British car made between 1932 and 1970. Looking at the Wikipedia entry, it looks like the car that Harry Potter and Ron Weasley ride in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was a Hillman Minx circa 1961. More here.
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