Grandfather Mountain State Park is located in northwestern North Carolina, near the 469 mile long Blue Ridge Parkway in the town of Banner Elk. It was privately owned until 2008 when a portion of it became a State Park. At an elevation of 5,946 feet commanding views of up to 100-miles are possible and on a clear day the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, is visible.
The lead Kodachrome image contains the access area and parking lot at the Mile-High Swinging Bridge on the mountain which has a 360-degree view. The expandable shots of the the parking lot below are filled with mostly 1950s cars, although a number of early-1960s automobiles are visible along with three imports.