Vintage Freeway Photos
By James Grahame
One day in 1989, Andrew Bush came up with the brilliant notion of attaching a camera to the passenger-side door of his car to snap photos of his fellow travelers enjoying the Los Angeles freeway system. He kept doing it until 1997, stopping either because his faithful chariot gave up the ghost or because the ominous flash pissed off the wrong guy piloting a rusty old El Camino.
There's something bittersweet about the American love affair with cars. It's an ephemeral relationship, destined to falter after only a few years when your former love is cast aside in favor of a rust-free high octane sexpot with air conditioning, power windows and a full complement of dent-free hubcaps. I'd hazard a guess that only a handful of the 66 vehicles featured in this collection have managed to steer clear of the great crusher in the sky, and that's probably for the best.