Monday, April 21, 2014

4/21/14 Graceland - The Cars

Next stop on our tour was the ……

Elvis bought this for Priscilla one Christmas.  In white of course.  At the time of writing this I cannot for the life of me remember what kind of car this is.  Anybody???

Another white one, this time it’s a Rolls Royce.

Elvis also loved his motorcycles.  This is not the best picture I’ve ever taken.

If I remember correctly he bought this one for his mother.  It has been fully restored.


I didn’t get pictures of everything but there was also an array of golf carts, dune buggies and snow mobiles fitted to ride on grass since Memphis is not the snow capital of the world.

Elvis also liked to ride around on the grounds of Graceland on a John Deere tractor.  In the late 90’s the tractor was retired after 50 years of use and replaced with the latest model.  A group from the local college took on the task of restoring the first one back to its original condition.  It looked like it came off the showroom floor.  I couldn’t get a picture of it because two men were standing right in front of it reminiscing about their old tractors and just weren’t moving on.  So I did.
There was a little theater area  set up where we could watch a short film on Elvis and his driving in the movies he made.

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