As we look back in time and at events in the past, often things end up looking very corny and this photo is but one instance. This was some kind of a promotion put on possibly by the newspaper or some civic organization in St. Petersburg. There were a series of photos with a Renault which may have been pink in color and a VW that was named “Wolfgang” at various different places around town. The text with the photos was laid out almost as if the two cars were out on a date. As we mentioned before, the whole thing is fairly “kitchy”.
Regardless the photographs are still interesting to look at today as they give us a view of the cars and the buildings at the time, in this case a Mc Donald’s. This photo is dated Dec. 2, 1961 and it is interesting to compare the McDonald’s sign we looked at earlier in the Detroit area, (scroll down) and compare it with this sign photographed four years earlier. If you can fill in any of the details or the location, please send us a comment. The Old Motor photo.