This started out as a trip to the Pumpkin Patch, so here is a quick sketch I made at Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch.
But I soon spotted this beautiful old Dodge Truck:
I spoke to Jesse at the farm stand that sells locally grown produce. She said her father-in-law bought the truck and they tow it out to the pumpkin patch every year. She hopes to have it restored one of these days. As she said, it was built in the ‘good old days’ when vehicles were machines with no computers, which means it can be repaired and brought back to life, even today. She thinks her family bought the truck in ’44 or ’45.
I googled the truck. It’s either a ’40 or ’41 truck. It’s such a gorgeous truck, I went back and sketched it again, this time I took a good 45 minutes over the sketch. I think I will try and go back one more time. The front grill and hood ornament have these beautiful art deco lines that need a different angle to do them justice…