My car obsession

CavalierCavalier Life is a BokehForesthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,676 Major grins

The latest Mini Challenge (#316 - Old Cars or trucks - restored) has spurred me to review some of the classic car portraits I've done in the past. Had to share some of them. Sorry for the numerous shots - too many to choose from. I did say it was an obsession!

'32 Ford Coupe

'38 Ford Custom (aka Chick Magnet named by the owners grandson)

'49 Mercury - all candy-apple'd up from Redding, Ca

'30 Buick from Redding, Ca

A little roadster flying by in a Hot August Nights parking lot.

A friend's Plymouth Roadrunner - with my late husband in the passenger seat cheering everyone on during Kool April Nights cruise night.

Four cuties practicing their princess waves at Kool April Nights in Redding, Ca. I don't remember the make or year of the car - I was having too much fun with the kids.

Our '41 Chevy Deluxe - this is a shot that isn't really staged, but .....

Daisy's Engine area:

And three customs found at Reno's Hot August Nights

And then there are the "too cool for school" entries:

Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 8,182 Major grins

    Killer set Jo! Bravo!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,500 Major grins

    Good stuff, Jo. Very nice work shooting some very nice cars.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,676 Major grins
  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,323 Major grins

    Cool cars, nice set.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,015 Major grins

    Great stuff, Jo! That 49 Mercury is especially fab.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,500 Major grins
    edited April 1, 2021

    I've got to agree with Sara about that ' '49 Merc. Those ''49 thru "51 models were something I lusted after for years. Retro-mods and pure custom stuff was something that, as a bonified car freak, I really liked but my auto interest had drifted in a different direction. In the early '90s. I had a shot at buying a stunning, beautifully executed, custom to the hilt, '49. That photo you show here brought everything home. I agonized for a while but passed on buying the car. For all of my car experiences, letting that magnificent car get away is the one thing over which, if I was physically able to do, I'd still be kicking my ass to the moon.

    BTW, that '41 Chevy you guys have is beautiful. Only someone who's in the " game " can appreciate the blood, sweat, tears, time, and MONEY represented in a project like this. I was fighting the same devils in racing cars. That's another endeavor that's waiting to bushwhack you. Looking back, I think I must have been crazy.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 809 Major grins

    OK add me to the list...the '49 Mercury is fantastic.

    However, if someone were to give me the keys to the '30 Buick, I'd be just as happy!

    Wonderful set of images, great to see so many beauties of bygone days.

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