1964 Ford Fairlane 500 – In A Colorado Minute (Week 266)

Please meet Fitzgerald “Fitz” Ford Fairlane, the black (and red) 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 that came into my life during week 266.

I’ve always been enamored with classic cars – as you can see in this video from 2012: Classic Cars (Oldtimers) – In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 113). And ever since I moved to Colorado almost two years ago and had to embrace car culture again, I’ve been dreaming of owning a classic car. Well, this week that dream came true! And it was love at first sight.

Fitz has some dings and scratches and needs his red stripes repainted. But I think he could hardly be more beautiful with his shiny black exterior, red interior, rather subtle but super cool chrome accents (like the name plates and hood ornaments) and the original 1960s stereo that keeps on playing oldies whenever I’m cruising.

Can you believe how well this shiny black car reflects the Colorado sky and (barely moving) clouds? That’s mostly thanks to Scott who has been washing, polishing, waxing and buffing the car while I’ve had a ridiculously busy work week. Yet, I’m to blame for the mud caking the tires as I drove up to the video location… Thank you so much, Scott, for Fitzgerald, for making him so shiny and clean and for additional shots in this video!

The featured song is “Hey” by the French band Juanitos. They have kindly made this song available via the Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France License (CC BY-SA 2.0 FR). Merci beaucoup!

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