Monday, September 7, 2015

Car load on Highway 301


We were heading home on Highway 301. The day, which dawned in sunshine, had turned dull and cloudy. A few miles south of Interstate 10, traffic jammed up in one of the many small towns, most of which were notorious speed traps. We waited at a light behind this behemoth. As I recall, under those wraps were new BMW vehicles. We hoped the driver would take off slowly so the cars didn't roll backward and land on us! He did.

21 comments:

RedPat said...

I always find it a bit spooky to be behind one of those guys! Those and cement trucks! ;-))

Lois said...

I've never seen one of those trucks where the cars were covered. I hate getting stuck behind them.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do agree with Lois!!!

cieldequimper said...

Well actually, I wouldn't mind a BMW... A Z3 will do it for me.

Jack said...

I am VERY attentive to the speed limit when driving out there. I suspect many of the little towns are financed on tickets given to out-of-owners.

Linda said...

I have never seen cars covered like this before! Great find!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Glad that you were careful!

Lowell, you were right about Sainte-Trinité. I read that it was renovated in the summer of 2007. It makes a majestic sight on the Paris cityscape.

Have a great week.
g

Halcyon said...

My brother worked at a car dealership driving the cars up onto those trucks when he was in Uni. It was well-paid, but scary I'm sure! Glad to hear you made it home in one piece.

Mo said...

How unusual to see cars wrapped up like this

Cezar and Léia said...

First time I see this kind of car covered! Like being "pampered"! ;)
cool
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's always a wee bit of a worry being behind one of those car movers Lowell,every time I have exactly the same thoughts as you do :)

llandudnopictures said...

All wrapped up like presents!

Sharon Anck said...

Just got home from California late last night and for a time it was just like this, stop and go on the I-10 just east of Palm Springs. Rolling along side of us was one of these car transport trucks full of Subarus but, what caught my eye more than anything was that the truck itself was brand new. Everything on that truck was shiny and bright. I'm betting it might have been it's first trip on the road.

Small City Scenes said...

That is always a concern isn't it. I suppose they are covered so no one can get a look at the brand new models. Never seen them covered before.
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, very scary to behind a BIG, loaded truck!

VP said...

I am always a bit afraid of these situation, maybe unreasonably...

LOLfromPasa said...

Those covers are interesting. Actually, it is intriguing.

William Kendall said...

My parents were friends with a man who drove those trucks for a living.

Kay said...

I'm guessing the fancier the car the more the shrouding. I've observed that the cars always have chains to hold them in but I can't say it is reassuring.

Karl Demetz said...

Covered cars, this is also new to me, but I like the photo and the b&w choice.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I thought maybe you WANTED a new BMW to roll right into your lap( so to speak). When we roadtripped all the time, I often thought of doing a post of just stuff I took pictures of when we were suck or slowed down in traffic. ( you have to be easily amused to survive full time RVing).

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson