About Rita

Converting my writing skills from business and journalism is the challenge of my lifetime. Working to craft a work that is neither imitative nor similar. The work flows from my fingers to the keyboard unbidden... I don't have any idea where the ideas come from, but they are welcome.

Henry J Still remarkable Still inexpensive


Traveling around the Oregon Coast, I happened upon this 1952 restored Henry J [Kaiser-Fraiser] and had to spin the car around to grab a few pictures. Still a remarkable car after all these years. Love the detail in the rear window.

1951 Henry J

Henry J – 1952

More on the car. [Thanks, Wikipedia)

The Henry J was built by the Kaiser-Fraiser Corporation and named after its chairman, Henry J. Kaiser. Production of six-cylinder models began in July 1950, and four-cylinder production started shortly after Labor Day, 1950. The Henry J was the idea of Kaiser, who sought to increase sales of his Kaiser automotive line by adding a car that could be built inexpensively and thus affordable. The goal was to attract “less affluent buyers who could only afford a used car” and the attempt was the Kaiser Frazer, the pioneering American compact car. Continue reading


Pictures of old cars and trucks

This blog is all about my fascination with old cars.  I especially like to roam the back roads with my camera in search of derelicts and  carcasses of once wonderful old cars. Frequently, I can’t identify them, but they are no less wonderful.  The site will be updated frequently, so come back often.

For pictures of old cars and old trucks for purchase, please see my photography site. You will be glad you did.

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1936 DeSoto – Best in Class, again

My fascination with this car is obviously shared by many. Ron’s ride keeps winning best of class and comes close to best in show. His recent entry into the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance won Best in Class even though the rain dampened spirits and photo opportunities. Continue reading