The old trucks are from New Mexico, a place with lots of aging Chevys and plenty of wildflowers.
The picture on top is called Runs Good and the other one is Sweet Pea. You can click on them for enlargements.
Paint endures out west, mostly because of the lack of humidity. On occasion, you’ll find abandoned vehicles from the 1930’s with some original color. You might recall this one from a few weeks ago:
My own truck has spent far too many days on the salt lick of eastern Long Island. It’s got more rust than a box of wet nails…but it still “runs good”.