Some old friends of fellow Pink Gardens resident, June, stopped by the other day in this brand new Hyundai Sonata. I captured winter's bare trees in its beautifully sculpted hood and sleekly angled windshield. This model of Sonata has a painted grille, which I like better than the chromed version I've more frequently seen. Click on this thumbnail to see these stark reflections in all their glory.
• The YouTube video of the Supremes' Reflections is here. The gals perform a truly odd made-for-TV medley at the end. Sammy Davis Jr is the Emcee. I know he had his own TV show in 1966, but this Supremes song came out in '67, so maybe this is one of his later TV specials.
• Reflections. A Grateful Dead tribute band. Who knew, lol?
M I N O R C H O P — When Hyundai's Genesis sedan first came out in late 2008, even though I admired the styling of the car itself, I found its ornate chrome grille texture a bit much. I did this quick chop back then, changing the grille to simple horizontal slats and painting them body color instead of the bright chrome, just to see if it would look better. I added the Hyundai logo to the center of the grille, as the Genesis doesn't have one, and then spelled out H-Y-U-N-D-A-I on the grille frame. I was reminded of this chop when I saw the blue Sonata above. Once again, are "they" watching me, lol?