When classics were born – a collection of assembly line pictures

“I created you inside of me.

I watched your body form then come together, growing in size.

I smiled as you first made your way along the floor.

Treading slowly on all fours.

You were flawless and beautiful, yet unscathed by the world.

And now, my creation, now that you have grown.

The time for you has come to go out on your own.

I wish you could stay just awhile longer.

but I know you won’t look back.

and I know you won’t think of me.

As I watch you board the train.

I realize I’ll never see you again.

I whisper good bye forever.

I will never get to tell you how beautiful you are both inside and out.

I hardly came to know you.

And thus falls a tear, at assembly line’s end”

-Nick Barrett, A Tear At Assembly Line’s End

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About Sean

Welcome to Classic Cars Today Online! We seek to explore the subject of classic vehicles from the 1950s through today. It is our belief that a car needn't be old to be respected and admired for graceful design, historical significance, and future value. As founder and Editor-In-Chief, I welcome contributions from you about your own car-related interests and ownership experiences. As far as myself, I've worked in the automotive service field and have been a contributor to Autoweek Magazine, The Star, Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine, Examiner.com and more. Currently, I'm a copywriter and own several foreign and domestic classic cars. In my spare time, you'll find me serving as Technical Editor and officer of several car clubs, being a concours car show judge, and meeting some great folks around the tri-state NY / NJ / Pennsylvania area at car shows. - Sean Connor
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