Geoff Dyer, in his book, The Ongoing Moment, talks about universal photographic tropes, things that hold a photographer's eye. Subjects such as winding roads, fences, windows and even barber poles all crop up in photographic collections. I find that interesting cars and trucks draws my eye. In my walks around La Mesa this spring I've come across a number of pieces of automotive art and I've collected a few here.
These photos and others can be found in a magazine I produced called, Walking La Mesa. Click the image and you can see a .pdf version.