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Houston Auto Show: High-Dollar Hot Rods
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Posted By: Sailor, 01-27-2018, 12:00 PM

Here are some snapshots of high-dollar and exotic automobiles (BMW, Aston, Ferrari and Lambo) that I grabbed at this year's Houston Auto Show. The pics are technically mediocre. Since we were focused on identifying possible candidates to replace one of our current cars in the coming months, I didn't take much time with my photography - shooting from the hip.

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I'm partial to angular Lambos, and silver cars, but I could see driving one of those. Even the green one.
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The Aston Martin is a beaut! Probably not as wonderful to own but man is it pretty!
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Excellent photos of some lovely cars! I love the rear end shot of the Aston <drool>... I guess that's the one you've chosen, right?

Thanks for sharing

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Definitely "Dream Machines"
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Lovely cars...some very nice high end exotics. I have one experience with an Aston Martin...other than being a regular viewer of the Connery/Moore James Bond movies.

A few years ago I did a photo shoot of an older Aston Martin. It was a lovely car and inside beautiful...Connolly hide leather, burled walnut ...Smiths instruments...
The owner wanted to pay me, but I said no, just having the opportunity to be around such an automobile and photograph it was thanks enough. He also asked me if I would like to drive it. Again I declined as I felt with my luck...Murphys Law would be sure to intervene.

I did ask for a ride. It was a wonderful drive...on par with another drive I had with an old Porsche 356 Cabriolet...or driving an early '60's Jaguar Mk. 2, 3.8 liter...or...well the list goes on when you're as old as I am.

BTW I think the photos are quite good. Nice to see cars like Lambos, Ferraris, etc...we don't see too many of those bumping down back country roads ... on the Canadian prairies. I come from a long line of farmers..in fact I'm first generation off the farm, but I can still imagine some of those grain farmers looking closely with an analytic eye, at some of these exotics...wondering how many bags of grain seed they could carry in the trunk.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Excellent photos of some lovely cars! I love the rear end shot of the Aston <drool>... I guess that's the one you've chosen, right?

Thanks for sharing
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please tell us which vehicle will be used for your " Sunday drive "
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Houston Auto Show: High-Dollar Hot Rods
WOW !!!

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That's a great collection of beautiful cars, Buddy!
Which one did you order for Connie?
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I'm partial to angular Lambos, and silver cars, but I could see driving one of those. Even the green one.
I've ridden in a Gallardo, piloted by a race driver on one of the local tracks, and I can tell you these things obey different laws of physics. You also have to devise some new physical laws in order to work your way out of the car. Practical? No. Cool? Absolutely!

Jer

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The Aston Martin is a beaut! Probably not as wonderful to own but man is it pretty!
I agree; it's my pick of this particular litter. The lines are so svelte and the proportions so perfect - the thing takes my breath away.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Excellent photos of some lovely cars! I love the rear end shot of the Aston <drool>... I guess that's the one you've chosen, right?

Thanks for sharing
And thanks for looking. I'd love to bring the Aston home, but I dare not. My wife is wonderfully indulgent in allowing me to pursue my passion for cars, but she's not that indulgent.

Jer

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Definitely "Dream Machines"
They are that, EM.

Jer

QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Lovely cars...some very nice high end exotics. I have one experience with an Aston Martin...other than being a regular viewer of the Connery/Moore James Bond movies.

A few years ago I did a photo shoot of an older Aston Martin. It was a lovely car and inside beautiful...Connolly hide leather, burled walnut ...Smiths instruments...
The owner wanted to pay me, but I said no, just having the opportunity to be around such an automobile and photograph it was thanks enough. He also asked me if I would like to drive it. Again I declined as I felt with my luck...Murphys Law would be sure to intervene.

I did ask for a ride. It was a wonderful drive...on par with another drive I had with an old Porsche 356 Cabriolet...or driving an early '60's Jaguar Mk. 2, 3.8 liter...or...well the list goes on when you're as old as I am.

BTW I think the photos are quite good. Nice to see cars like Lambos, Ferraris, etc...we don't see too many of those bumping down back country roads ... on the Canadian prairies. I come from a long line of farmers..in fact I'm first generation off the farm, but I can still imagine some of those grain farmers looking closely with an analytic eye, at some of these exotics...wondering how many bags of grain seed they could carry in the trunk.
Hey Les - Thanks much.

I've never had the privilege to ride or drive an Aston, so I envy you. As in your case, my attention was drawn to the marque by 007 himself; I wonder whether the ejection seat is a stand alone option or part of a package.

None of these babies could carry much grain, but they certainly could haul the stuff to market really fast!

Jer

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yes

please tell us which vehicle will be used for your " Sunday drive "
Fortunately, that car is already sitting in my garage. Of course, I wouldn't mind the Aston parked next to it . . . . . . . . .

Jer

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WOW !!!
You said it, mate!

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That's a great collection of beautiful cars, Buddy!
Which one did you order for Connie?
Hey, Norbert, thanks much. I think she'd look good in that BMW i8, don't you?

Jer

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Hey, Norbert, thanks much. I think she'd look good in that BMW i8, don't you?

Jer
She'd look good in all of these
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She'd look good in all of these
Your comment, which I passed on to Connie, gave her a big smile! Thanks, buddy.

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Great series of beauties Jer!
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Wow very nice! I love cars. There are no real auto shows here in Perth
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Great series of beauties Jer!
Thanks much, my friend.

Jer

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Wow very nice! I love cars. There are no real auto shows here in Perth
Thank you; I'm glad you like the pics.

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