Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have Truck, Camper, Three Motor Cycles and Two Cars, Will Travel


Waterville, Maine is an hour from Portland, an hour from the coast and an hour from the mountains. Normally I see three major demographics of cars on the highway: the SUV with Connecticut tags and a prep school bumper sticker (wealthy college student), the pickup truck with a gun rack and rusted fenders (true Mainer), and the hybrid with Obama and Co-exist bummer stickers (liberal, elderly Bostonian in exile). Every once in a while I see something that defies my stereotypes.

On the way to the beach on Sunday I spotted a yellow blob on the horizon. As we drew closer, the blob turned into a truck, a camper, three motorcycles and two cars. Truck in the front, camper/party in the back.

I love how the yellows match. Note the sun awning, and storage underneath and behind the camper.

This guy can go and live anywhere with the toys. He represents the ultimate in mobility in a time when more people are locking themselves into suburban lives dominated by mortgage payments and Saturday morning soccer practice.

The happy camper himself.

This guy likes his toys.

Not everything has to be 80 years old, made by a company with heritage, or exclusive to wealthy people. Instead, inspiration comes from individuality and uniqueness. I don't know where he was going or what his story was, but he looked happy as a clam in his setup heading for the open road.

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16 comments:

Gus said...

It's Mainer, not "Mainard."

Foster Huntington said...

thanks, i feel like a n00b,
Foster

Morgan said...

"This guy can go and live anywhere with the toys"

I'm pretty sure he's delivering them. That's a late 60's Saab Sonett and the Malibu is a '70-'72. The windscreen on the bike is chalked up . . . in other word this guy is a quintessential independent car hauler.

Other than that, I think you captured his persona perfectly!

sympotein said...

I appreciate you comment about "not everything has to be 80 years old, etc." I couldn't agree more. Thanks

Foster Huntington said...

Morgan,
Thanks for the correction. I just assumed the cars and motor cycles were his.
Foster

Skip said...

Whenever I see something interesting on the road, I always tell my wife that Foster would pull over and take a picture. LOL! Now we just call it WWFD.

Rach said...

Foster, you are so cute. I always read your blog and you are so creative. You have a great eye for things and see things through an interesting perspective.

Stephanie said...

Even if the dude was hauling some cars on the back of his regular rig set up, he still has to own that trailer with the yellow.After my barn I want to build a gypsy caravan on the back of my 20 ft flat bed supersized pick up......
Love the smile u caught

John said...

That's a Saab Sonett...long before GM destroyed Saab.


Reader from Sweden.

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I rely on this truck driver that he's responsible and nice. but nevertheless, a little disappointment on the side! He took his home, boat, motorcycle and a car - but what about the grandmother on a wheelchair and the cat? why left her behind when going on a journey? :)

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