For our family, our love for the vintage red truck craze started about ten years ago when we purchased a 1960 F-100 for our son that of course is red.
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I wish I could say that we restored the F-100 to it’s original beauty and we drive it daily. The reality is that a major accident for my husband in 2009, Physician Assistant School that same year, a wedding, a tree falling on our house, my father’s health issues and his passing, band practices and everyday life have all contributed to the fact the the F-100 is still currently in pieces in the garage.
But we still talk about of the day it will be finished.
Since it technically is my son’s truck, it will NOT be restored to it’s original glory but will be a black matte finish rat rod – his choice. And my husband’s obsession.
For me, I have already put my bid in for a completely restored vintage truck AFTER this rat rod is finished. Fortunately they are easy to find in the south sitting in fields in pieces just like ours.
So why are we so fascinated these days by everything vintage?
There are an unbelievable amount of home decor signs, pillows, and decorations emblazoned with the image of a red vintage truck. Is it the popularity of the Farmhouse style that has brought everything old back in style again?
Personally, I love every single one of them. My retro white Christmas tree last year featured ornaments with old trucks and I plan to add to the collection this year.
I grew up in the farm regions of North Carolina. These vintage red trucks make me think of long days putting in tobacco (some of you will know what that means), where all of the workers would pile up in the back of the farm trucks and ride out to the fields. It reminds me of riding with my granddaddy to the store for a Coke as a kid. My daddy also loved vintage cars and took me to many a car show as a kid. Which of course I have continued with my muscle car/rat rod loving husband as we have owned several vintage vehicles since we got married. None that we have ever completed before a new one was found that brought along that giddy excitement about a new project.
What can I say, we love vintage cars and vintage furniture.
With the fall season and the Christmas holidays fast approaching (where did this year go?) the addition of a vintage red truck to every imaginable surface and sign can be found everywhere and in so many stores. Today I am sharing a few of my favorites.
Maybe next year I can finally write a post about our finished 1960 F-100 Rat Rod project. You can be sure it will be on our to-do wish list again for 2019. Until then, I will spend the holidays enjoying hot chocolate while watching lots of Hallmark movies.