’90s-Era Postcards of D.C. Punk Luminaries and Their Cars

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Washington, D.C. artist and curator Cynthia Connolly hails from the early DIY scene and was a longtime employee of indie punk label Dischord Records (owned by Minor Threat’s Jeff Nelson and Ian MacKaye). Her postcard photo sets featuring D.C. punk musicians and their cars recently caught our attention on Dangerous Minds. From Connolly’s website about the origins of the series:

Musicians from D.C. and their Cars (or later renamed Favorite Mode of Transport) was first created for the Chicago based and nationally distributed ‘zine, Speed Kills in about 1994. I wanted to contribute to my favorite ‘zine at the time, called Speed Kills, of which its topics usually covered indie and punk music and old cars. I owned a 1963 Ford Falcon, and at the time, my musician friends were all buying old cars. I then decided to create a photographic body of work that included the obvious: musicians from D.C. who owned old cars.

See what kind of car Allison Wolfe, Jenny Toomey, and Ted Leo were driving circa 1994, below.

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Christina Billotte of Slant 6 w/ her 1981 Datsun 210, WDC

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Alec MacKaye of the Warmers w/ his 1967 Mercury Comet, Arl VA

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Mark Robinson ex Air Miami & Unrest w/ his 1988 Dodge Ram 350

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Jennifer Toomey of Tsunami w/ her 1985 Mercury Marquis Station Wagon

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Ian MacKaye of Fugazi w/ his 1978 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon, Arl VA

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile w/ her 1979 Pontiac Catalina, WDC

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Guy Picciotto of Fugazi w/ his 1976 Chrysler Cordoba

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Kathi Wilcox of Bikini Kill w/ her 1965 Plymouth Valiant, WDC

Photo credit: Cynthia Connolly

Ted Leo of The Sin-Eaters with his 1965 Chevy Nova