A 1956 taxi

  Listen to the nostalgic sound of a car’s horn that’s been around longer than my half-century career at WSB-Television.CIMG6419.AVI  This is a 1956 Plymouth Savoy.     It was last roaming the streets as a taxi.   Alison Wild bought it and now uses the still-running antique  to promote her restaurant in the Virginia-Highland area of Atlanta.

The fare structure back then reminds us of how inflation has affected all prices after more than 50 years.  It calls to mind some of those no-longer used gas pumps along Georgia roads when gasoline was less than 30-cents a gallon.  I remember 19.9 cents a gallon.

Two of my friends and I saw Ms. Wild’s car and restaurant as we were walking today near the Carter Center.   I asked Ms. Wild if we ate in her restaurant whether we could ride in her taxi at the rate printed on its door.   She answered, “absolutely”, but I’m not sure she was serious.  Perhaps we’ll go back one day to eat and take a ride

1956 style!


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