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07-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #1366
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I went to a car show on vacation and saw some new to me stuff.

Lotus Elan S2 - one of the cars that Mazda had in mind when they designed the Miata. This is obvious even if you didn't know. I didn't expect a Lotus to be huge, but this car looks 5/8ths scale.

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Hudson Commodore 8 - my dad had one of these when he was in the Air Force, in the early 50s, black. The outside was (to me) kind of ordinary. My dad says he was driving from Ft. Worth to New York, middle of Kansas somewhere, dead tired, 60 on a two lane road, and the hood started to float up. His immediate assumption was "I've gone blind!"

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And this:

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Nice captures, good story and thanks ... but that truck is just plain fuggly IMHO ... J

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I went to a car show on vacation and saw some new to me stuff.

Lotus Elan S2 - one of the cars that Mazda had in mind when they designed the Miata. This is obvious even if you didn't know. I didn't expect a Lotus to be huge, but this car looks 5/8ths scale.

IMGT7821
by just1moredave, on Flickr

Hudson Commodore 8 - my dad had one of these when he was in the Air Force, in the early 50s, black. The outside was (to me) kind of ordinary. My dad says he was driving from Ft. Worth to New York, middle of Kansas somewhere, dead tired, 60 on a two lane road, and the hood started to float up. His immediate assumption was "I've gone blind!"

IMGT7877
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And this:

IMGT7858
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A friend of mine some years ago had a Lotus Elite, the tiny coupe complement to the Elan. When buying parts for it you had to specify not only the model and year, but also furnish the VIN. Since Lotus was such a small manufacturer they bought parts where they could, particularly electrics and instruments. So during the same model year they might switch from Smiths to Lucas, the Prince of Darkness. Question: why is British beer and ale often served warmish? They use Lucas refrigerators!
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A couple from today, from the opposite ends of the spectrum in the automotive world



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Sure was great seeing Big John Mazmanian on one of your pictures, Brought back some great memories of seeing him race back in the 60' and 70' in Detroit. Thanks
Here is what I'm working on. The engine is being built for at as I type. SBC Stroker around 450 hp.


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Never seen a Dually like this one...lol

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Never seen a Dually like this one...lol
Nice!

The engine bay looks pretty sano.

How about shots of the outside?
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Nice shot Sir.

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Nice shot Sir.
Thx. Here are some more from the day…











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Heehee, that old maroon Volvo wagon (?) looks like one of the Ratmobile's older relatives.
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Thx. Here are some more from the day…
Very nice series ... bravo & TFS, J
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Heehee, that old maroon Volvo wagon (?) looks like one of the Ratmobile's older relatives.
Yup, it was a wagon, and a cool one at that with a surfboard on the roof and everything!

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Very nice series ... bravo & TFS, J
Thx!
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Yup, it was a wagon, and a cool one at that with a surfboard on the roof and everything!



Thx!
Haha. I like it.

Been wondering if anyone's been working on anything, ...not much to show off here in photos, hoping to restore running condition to mine asap, (have new fuel pump, now just must replace. ) While waiting and being semi-sick but with decent weather, I've been taking care of some details that were kind of annoying me but didn't seem to deserve priority.

Fer instance, I did make with a cute-ish hack for a busted door pocket that's been bugging me. (They commonly break cause anything between the door and a plastic tray attached to the seats, like, someone's foot, tends to get pinched right there. I understand why they sell stick-on panels to just cover such damage, though: rather a pain to try fixing them otherwise.

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Hrm, it seems I'm having trouble embedding from photobucket directly, but this should be clickable. And in the photo is the last remaining bit of visible duct tape on visible panels. Which I'm about to cover over, actually.
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Hello all and thanks for keeping this thread going...
I've only made a few car shows this year, been busy with photo-club activities. But I did host a club meetup at the August Golden Super-Cruise last weekend and had quite a good turnout, too. Photograph Classic Cars! - Metro Denver Digital Photography Learning Group (Denver, CO) - Meetup .
It was very busy and crowded, well over 600 cars this month. This is a late-day event, 4pm to 8:30pm, so it's nearly dark when they finish. That made for some dramatic low-angle lighting at dusk, you can see the 'sunset' side/backlighting on the Corvette and GM Truck shot.
All done with K-5, AV mode, DA 16-45 or DA 35mmAL, f/7.1 - f/8, shutter at 'panning speed' around 1/100s and ISO 100.
First up, my favorite capture, TWO 1934 Ford 3-window Coupes. I was panning single cars at the traffic-circle turnaround, when this pair of matching beauties entered my viewfinder. 3 clicks and they're gone, this one is the best. You know the old expression 'Blink and you miss it!"?
2) Here's the back-lit Corvette, 1959 if I'm not mistaken. That low, bright angle just popped the body sculpting and contours, you can't make this stuff up.
3) The license plate tells most of the story, along with the suspension. Really looks like a bug, doesn't it?
4) South Golden Road, the main (only) drag for the cruisers. Every available parking lot literally stuffed with classics, projects, rat rods, lowriders. 'for sale' cars and many oddities. Taken while perched on an uncomfortable rock on the median divider, looking north, towards Golden. I believe the rocks are intended to keep idiots off the divider. Ahem.
5) Again, the low, hard-angled sunset backlight combined with body/paint work to drool over, a gearhead photog's dream. DA 35mm.
Hope you enjoy these!
Ron
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