Friday brought to us fairly good weather and another cruise night at the Uniontown Shopping Center. So I’m posting a few more car shots on the blog and then I’ll take a break from the cars for a while. But there is something interesting coming up in the next few days I just have to finish the processing of the photos I took.
On Saturday I had the chance to visit the National Pike Steam, Gas, & Horse Associations show. Twice yearly people from all over the area gather for the largest working show of antique equipment. Along with the antique equipment they also have an antique car show.
The antique car show typically brings in a few interesting cars but this year there was a Ford Model A club in attendance. And of course I got the chance to photograph this great group of cars and trucks.
Before we see the photos I thought I would tell you a little about the Model A. Ford produced the Model A from 1927 – 1931. It was the replacement to the hugely successful Model T. By the end of the production of the Model A Ford had sold over 4 million cars. The cars cost between $385 and $1400 and were available in different models and colors.
On Friday night I got the opportunity to drive a 1970 Z28 Camaro to the local car show for a great night out with some friends and family. I must say there really is something about the low growl of a muscle car. Looking forward to the next show with anticipation and excitement.
Included with this post is several of the cars at the show. Look for the orange and black Camaro that’s the one I drove to the show. (insert large smile here).
Tonight, I decided to share some my vision of that amazing invention: The Automobile. To say I’m a fan of cars would be a “slight” understatement. I have been involved with cars my whole life. As a kid, instead of playing in the streets, I was normally at home working on a car of some sort. My dad was a mechanic and painted cars. And I was always right there along side of him working, helping, and learning. I learned many things about the cars that we worked on and grew to have a great appreciation for classic and antique cars. My dad and I never missed an opportunity to visit a car show.
Years later I started to photograph automobiles and found that overall shots of the cars was, well, kind-of boring. So I began to photograph parts of the cars and I think that the results show the intricacies of the car that many may never have noticed. Today I’m am posting several closeups of classic and antique cars. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Feel free to let me know what you think.