Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.
– Wassily Kandinsky –
Orange – it can be the color of a carrot, orange peel, pumpkin or persimmon, to name just a few shades. It was never my favourite colour until I walked into a car dealership and saw a Tangerine PT Cruiser. It was love at first sight.
The colour continues to appeal to me, as you can see from this set of photos I have taken at various car shows and auctions.
A 1926 Mack, Riggers Truck – Ron Carey Collection, Irricana Pioneer Truck Museum, Alberta, Canada. These trucks were used primarily for bridge and subway construction.
A 1932 Ford 5 window custom 2 door coupe in Tangalo Pearl Orange.
A 1933 Dodge truck with suicide doors.
Two views of a 1935 or 1936 Plymouth.
A 1948 or 1949 International truck, chrome “wings” on the sides of the grill.
A 1950 Ford Thames E83W. This was built by Ford of Britain at the Ford Dagenham assembly plant (home of Fordson tractors).
2001 or 2002 Prowlers, one original, one modified, in Prowler Orange Metallic.
Last, but not least, my 2003 PT Dream Cruiser Series 2, in Tangerine Pearl Coat paint. Production was limited to 7,500 units for North American markets including 750 for Canada and 2,000 units for international markets.