It’s hard to imagine now, but before the automobile life was quite different. Henry Ford changed all that, and it wasn’t long after the venerable Model T made its debut that people began to appreciate a well-styled and classy looking car. The 1930s and 40s, perhaps, were a heyday for the car company designers and engineers were pioneering new looks and new styles never before seen. Some of these designs have become legend and today are sought after for restoration projects. Others, sadly, didn’t catch on and faded away into time. And for some individual cars, whether or not they looked magnificent on the roadway, they were parked and never driven again, letting them fade away as well.
Every now and then, though, one of these lost classics emerges, such as this early 40s Lincoln Zephyr, into today. Through fate, happenstance, or even luck, they suddenly appear and we have a glimpse of yesterday. This photograph is a perfect example of the car coming back; it seems as if it is hurtling toward us from the past, reminding us of its glory days.
Zephyr Emergence reminds us that sometimes, the past can indeed come back.