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06-03-2016, 06:50 PM - 1 Like   #16
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My first car was not a classic. It was a 1983 Mitsubishi Sigma, and the second half of its speedo was purely decorative.
My 2nd car was a classic. It was a 1967 (first year) Camaro RS Coupe with a 327 cube (5.3 liter) V8, with a 4 speed Muncie manual transmission, Chevy Rally wheels, red line tires.

Another car I had, way back that would be a classic, was my '62 Volvo PV 544 Sport, with the B18s twin carb engine. My father at one time had a '41 Mercury convertible.

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Speaking of Classic Volvos: P1800 early 1960s

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Speaking of Classic Volvos: P1800 early 1960s
Nice shot. I always wanted a P1800...also I enjoyed the Roger Moore tv show...The Saint.
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more Australian built classics:


And a special:


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Shot in the streets of Verona:



Ducati Scrambler, I think 250 cc.

Canon F-1N, 50mm f1.2, Tmax 100 and a green filter. One of the first attempts to develop on my own so the quality isn't that great.
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Thanks very much, Cuthbert, for starting the thread. And thanks to everyone for posting photos, information or both.

Above is my image of a 1930 Ford at an annual Northwood University International Show in Midland, Michigan. I have attended the show for years. This year's show is Sept. 30-Oct. 2, with a classic car show on Oct. 2. Information is at http://www.ourmidland.com/news/northwood-international-auto-show-dates-annou...7515028c9.html

Another major local show — in downtown Midland rather than on the Northwood campus — is the annual Cruise 'n Car Show, of which I am a committee member. Photos of the 2015 show's Best In Show winner (a 1954 Chevy Sedan Delivery) are here:
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I have long loved (but never owned) early Corvettes.


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Holden

Holden EK, with caravan from similar period (I think).
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We need more like in this gallery!

Technical question: do you guys use a polarising filter to shoot cars and bikes?

I find it helpful, for instance for these shots I've used a Pentax P-L filter, a BX20S and a Pentacon 50mm f1.8 and Fujipro400 to immortalize the Firebird...never mind they are slightly tilted, I was tired that day:









Same gear but Spotmatic F and SMC Tak 50mm f1.4:







Also, do you it's a more incisive picture the number 3 or number 5?

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I've had a couple of classics over the years, my first car was a 1959 Chevy. My mother sold it while I was in boot camp saving up the money to rebuild the engine. I was not happy...Not a thing wrong with the body, needed engine rebuilt, brakes, shocks, that kind of thing. Had a 1959 Cadillac in the 70's, not a scratch on it, finally sold it because the engine was using more oil than gas and couldn't find work so I couldn't rebuild it. Drove my sister's 1967 Mustang for a couple of years, she had two of them at times, a blue with 6 cyl and a green with 289. Next car after the Caddy was a 1966 Chevy Nova 6 cyl. Pretty much everything I drove in those days is a classic now...1966 Ford Truck, later a 76 Cadillac El Dorado. Same car Boss Hog drove in Smokey and the Bandit. Stupid movie...but some nice cars...Should have kept the 76 El Dorado...First truck I drove, in high school, was a 57 Chevy. My father sold it later and I was pissed, I had told him I wanted first grab if he ever sold it. I didn't even know it till 2 or 3 years later. I wasn't happy with my parents at all in those days, didn't get along with them well for many years either. That's just the start of the reasons why. It got lots worse...

Anyway I think I have a few, here's a nice oldie but goodie...from a small local car show not long ago.



Challenger RT I think from the late 70's, not sure what year model. Popular muscle car at the time, intended to compete with Firebird, Camaro, Mustang and Cougar.



I play guitar for a local band, and at a couple of our outdoor shows there were car shows across the street, so if I had time after setting up I grabbed the K30...





The engine from that one



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I had the pleasure of being in the right place at the right time and stumbled into a local cruise in with my 8mm fisheye in hand. Here are a couple of pics - I have more but not loaded to Flickr yet:

Two views of the same car:



Classic indeed:


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Great shots! I really like seeing the Australian versions of some brands we have in the US, it's almost like looking at a car show in a parallel universe.

That blue Holden looks a lot like a Pontiac Chieftain I once stumbled across in Manhattan, Kansas. Similar to the classic Chevy Bel-Air, but just different enough.

I've posted a lot of mine in the Pentax group, and on Flickr, I'll drop a few in here over the weekend with any luck I'll see a few nice cars today while I am out and about.

I do use a polarizer at times, weather dependent. I usually use Lenses from 8mm to 28mm on my K-5, not all of them accept polarizers.
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Definitely a theme that catches my interest. Came across this classic on a photo walk in the little town that I live in. I don't ride anymore, but I would have loved to have taken this one for a spin.


Vintage Harley
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The Italian equivalent of the bike above:



Guzzi California Evo taken by a K2DMD, K50mm f1.4 and immortalised on Neopan 400.
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This one I think is the FE (might be FC) with caravan from similar period.
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