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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cars and Airplanes

I'm so glad I didn't skip seeing Elvis Presley's Automobile Museum. Elvis had so many cool cars! He even had 2 pink ones! Who would've thought!?! Elvis? Pink? Really? I LOVED THEM! The jeep was so cute and reminded me of something from a Barbie Collection.HaHaHa One of the pink cars and the blue one below, were actually featured in two paintings (that can be found in the Heartbreak Hotel). I included those paintings below. He also had a cool purple car. It didn't start purple, it was actually white, but he painted it purple. It's a gorgeous eggplant color. He was also very generous and bought cars for family members, employees and friends. After seeing all of this, I felt like breaking out in song and singing Gary Numan's song CARS! HaHaHa Elvis owned 2 airplanes. A regular size plane, called the Lisa Marie and a smaller jet. He had special closets to hang his clothes. A gold toilet and sink on the plane. A huge bed. A hair salon. It was crazy WILD! LOL Also, a television? I didn't think they could signals back then (at least in the air)! HaHaHa Everything looked SO old, but it didn't smell musty. Unbelievable. They are thinking about getting rid of the planes though. They're really old. I'm finding out Elvis' estate was huge! More to come folks...more to come.




















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  1. Wow, I love his cars - the colors, the detailing are just gorgeous!
    Can you imagine owning 2 planes? Ahh to take off whenever i wanted to travel...

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  2. I heard Elvis had a lot of cars, but I never knew a few of them were pink! This is a cool collection of cars and airplanes!

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  3. Wow ,love the Cars! Amazing Photos Kim :)
    Also great Song!

    kisses

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  4. Lol, the pink ones surprised me too! But the eggplant one is my fav, how gorgeous! Also the Lisa Marie airplane is so huge and impressive. Oh Kim, I want to come there so bad and see it from real now!:) Hugs! xo

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  5. He had so many nice cars! I want them all! But why But how come they are thinking of getting rid of the planes? I think it's not right!

    sunandsany

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  6. Elvis rock I been archiving this to show my mom big Elvis lover.

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  7. Whoa! So many cars!! And a purple one too!
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  8. Lots of cars indeed, quite love the purple looking cadi!! So sweet :)) I can understand wanting your own cars and planes the way people were so obsessed with him and getting near him, it would have been a safer way for him to get around and an interest would spark in it having to get moving quickly around the world as well. Really gorgeous cars he bought, he had some style and taste :))) Happy Wednesday doll, hope you have a gorgeous day Xxxx

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  9. Wow I knew he had a bit of a car buying habit, but no idea about the planes! incredible! That must really be a huge place to visit, to have room for so many cars! And planes!

    I'd love my own littler private jet one day...never going to happen, I can't sing like Elivs! But I can dream right? haha!

    Away From The Blue

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  10. Wow, those cars are amazing! And I had no idea he had two planes, that is crazy! It's neat that he was generous with his wealth with buying cars for others. How fun to experience!

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  11. So fun! We visited Graceland when I was younger.. loved it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. Oh, I only wish I could see everything in person! Thank you for sharing, Kim! x

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  13. You know, I have never really been that big on cars. But these are awesome! Vintage cars? In fun colors? Sign me up! I know that pink is thought of as a mostly "feminine" color, but I swear, pink cars are guy-magnets. Guys are ALWAYS asking me about my car!

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  14. Kim, this is so awesome!!! I love Elvies/Barbie's Jeep!!! lol like I want one to ride around! What an amazing experience to see his cars! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm not even much a car persona and airplanes are hardly interesting to me but I would totally want to visit this museum. Elvis sure did have some cute cars and knew how to travel in high style ;)

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  16. This must have been so much fun Kim! Love his collection, especially the purple car! Super cool!
    Keep in touch
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  17. This must have been so much fun Kim! Love his collection, especially the purple car! Super cool!
    Keep in touch
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  18. Wow! This is awesome! I didnt know he also owned a plane - and that too named after his daughter :) I love the pink cars!

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  19. Amazing collection of cars! My kids would have enjoyed that exhibit :) I guess Elvis was living the luxurious life of private jets before it even became popular!

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  20. I am so impressed by the collection of his cars. Oh my pink jeep is my favorite, hahaha. Now that is a classic!

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  21. That jeep does look like something from a Barbie collection!! Haha. I love his style, especially his long cars. In Detroit we had one of his cars at the Henry Ford museum and I was lucky enough to see it! I think it's sweet Pricilla decided to allow her car from her dad to be out in permanent display! Guess it's safer there for memorabilia sake.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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  22. WOW....great car collections! Great photos, Kim. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I adore that Gary Neuman song (takes me back to high school--senior year, actually). :) Loving that pink Jeep; first, because it's pink (smile). Second, because I ADORE Jeeps. I've got a Jeep--but that sweet pink one is tons cooler! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my word, the cars! Haha, those are some old school (and colorful) automobiles :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  25. Hi Kim, OMG, Elvis is crazy but in a good way. Haha. I love his pink car though! Can't wait to see more!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  26. What a crazy place! Elvis really was one of the first celebrities in the sense that we know them today, with so much money he couldn't figure out how to spend it all. How fun to get to see this museum!
    xox,
    Cee

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  27. You find the coolest places!

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  28. Oh my gosh!!! I want those pink cars!!! The blue and purple one are super cool too!!

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  29. Phew what a collection! I could see you drive away in the pink one, oh yes!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose by Valeria Arizzi

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  30. oh my gosh! i can't believe the airplanes! seriously? :)

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  31. I've never been into cars but if I was, I think I would have Elvis' style! His cars were amazing.

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  32. Wow what cool cars Elvis owned and planes too! I can't picture him with a pink car! Maybe it was Lisa Marie's.

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  33. why would somebody want to get rid of those planes! they're fabulous! Planes actually have much longer lifespan than cars, if they're properly maintained they can last for many decades. I use to be in the aviation business, so I know.

    The cars look great too! wonderful post!

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  34. Wow! I'm glad you didn't skip the automobile museum as I enjoyed your tour! I've always had a fascination for all types of cars. Amazing collection and he had planes too!

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  35. That purple Eldorado!!! I NEED one! lol!
    Thanks for sharing your trip!!

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  36. Wow, those cars are amazing! And I had no idea he had two planes, that is crazy! But i definitely suggest him to use the car detailing service in San Francisco Bay area to get the best deal for their cars.

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