The first-born unicorn

Had she lived, 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten would have been fifty-three today, and I suspect she’d still look good standing next to a custom Firebird:

Dorothy Stratten and a 1980 Pontiac Firebird by George Barris

This shot comes from a photoshoot by William LaChasse. (You can see rather a lot more of it at Autoculture.) Remember when 60-series tires seemed to have proportions as improbable as Dorothy’s?

(Title is an example of Californication.)



  1. Jeffro »

    28 February 2013 · 9:58 pm

    Wow. I even remember Mohawk tires from that era. Apparently Yokohama swallowed ’em up in ’90 and merged in ’92. I don’t remember the tires as being particularly exceptional other than they had big raised white letters. Which was all that mattered for rim protectors.

  2. nightfly »

    1 March 2013 · 12:33 pm

    Say… nice rims…

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