It’s time, once again, to return to those once upon a time daily drivers of the past, in 1980s and 1990s Illinois. How about a nice opera-windowed Continental? This was taken in Plainfield, IL on February 26, 1986.
Roscoe IL, 12/11/85
This photo was taken from a distance, but if you look hard you can see a Nova, Fairmont Futura, 1975-76 LeSabre sedan, and another Fairmont. See any SUVs? No? Me either. People drove cars back then, even in, *GASP* winter. Trucks were for good ol’ boys or tradesmen. By the way, Roscoe is a small town just a bit north of Rockford.
St. Liberty IL, 1/26/96
Okay, there is an SUV in this photo, but it’s a nice compact S10 Blazer. These rusted really fast in my neck of the woods, and few have survived to the present day. I’ll take the ’85-’90 Park Avenue, thanks.
Urbana IL, 12/30/85
There’s a nice Subaru GL, Corolla wagon and ’73 Sedan de Ville in this photo, but that classic diner steals this scene from 1985. I wonder if it’s still there…
Quincy IL, 3/12/86
Let’s close out this week’s trip into the past with this shot from Quincy, with a ’70s-tastic two-tone white and burnt orange Omni, bright red LTD Landau and my favorite B-body, a ’79 Bonneville. Remember these images when you’re sharing the road with all the Silver Silvermist and January Bleak Pearl Equinoxes, Rogues and ‘Rollas, they’ll help get you through.