I find it very hard not to anthropomorphize vehicles, even with the medication I was given to control it. That’s why when I see something like this 1958 Fiat 615 N delivery truck, I feel some concern. I mean, look at this guy; it’s clearly worried about something.
What is it about the face and stature of this delivery van that makes it look like it’s terribly unsure of some decision it just made? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a van look so pensive and uncertain. It’s worried. Someone needs to tell it everything’s going to be okay.
It’s going to be just fine, little van. Just let us know what we can do. Want some 20W-50?
Just what sort of medication is called for in your case, Torchinsky? Is this self-diagnosed?
Now, don’t get all HIPPA about this, just curious – Autopianalolol? Velocinumab? Jalopicillin?
Some sort of mix found only on the street? Fentanyl plus a dash of WD-40?
Some sort of nutraceutical like St. John’s Wort, with a Rain-X chaser?
Due to his celebrity status, Torch was able to compile a team of the finest minds in the wellness industry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dr. Oz, and Alex Jones. When they refused to divulge the ingredients, citing propriety information, A.J. Weberman investigated the refuge, and discovered empty containers of Marvel Mystery Oil, Barrs, and dozens of snake corpses.
Awwww, a baby COE. How cute.
“The peanut butter box is here!”
That wiper arrangement used to be pretty standard. Probably a holdover from when cars had 2 piece windshields with a center divider. My folks’ 1950 Pontiac was like that. And the wipers were vacuum powered.
It’s cute. Lookit that jowly flat face. I’d caninepomorphicize it as one of those miniature English bulldogs.
The little guy just needs an LS and it will be fine.
What is going on with those wipers? I can’t think of a single advantage of having them go opposite ways, other than perhaps saving one modification when adapting the van to left driving markets.
This also allows the front seat passenger to get equally good view out the windshield. Modern Fords also have this, and I love it. They’re the only cars where I can see out the windshield as a passenger when it’s raining. Usually I just get a view of dirty, unkept windshield corner because passenger-side wiper doesn’t go into the passenger’s corner.
I think on this it’s more a case of the driver getting an equally dirty, unkempt windshield corner view as the passenger.
Probably dates back to their split windscreen days.
If this is anthropomorphized like in the Cars movies, then the wipers make it look like it is sleeping. The bit on the hood, above the grille makes a nice French moustache. This car would use one of those cigarette holders.
Wow is that sweet looking. Specially with those duallys on the back.
Restomod, restomod, restomod.
It even has suicide doors.
If you were a Fiat van destined to spend more time in Tony’s work bay than backed into a loading/unloading bay, wouldn’t you be worried?
“What’s the matter, buddy?”
“Deese Italiano driivers is a crazy!!!”
He’s got a lot of driving to do today and he’s not sure how that gas station lasagna is going to sit with his driver.
Or maybe today he’ll get the risotto from the local Autogrill.
I actually had Autogrill risotto when I was in Italy and it was pretty good!
I had one of the best meals of my life in a two table restaurant in the back of a gas station in Luca Italy.
Having been to Italy and having one of the most amazing meals of my life there I’m not at all surprised by this.
Maybe it just finished watching the Italian classic “Bicycle Thieves” (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/). It’s a Cinéma vérité gut-punch.
feels like you need to know that this exists:
They forgot the decimal place between the nines.
Presumably it knows its life will involve making deliveries in Italian roads in Italian traffic and is justifiably trepidatious.