JUNE 2011 STARS OF THE SHOW-VINTAGE CARS AND TRUCKS BECOME AN ART FORM
At MyStarCollectorCar.com we literally take fifteen to twenty thousand car photos every year and occasionally you get that lucky shot-the one where the sun, the moon, the stars and the clouds align and the car looks like gold.
Most of the time we strive for clarity-car guys like to see things like details under the hood or on the dash. You try to capture the most realistic, yet esthetically pleasing picture of a guy's car because the car is his baby. Try passing off a picture of a baby to proud parents that makes the kid look more Chimp than human and ...you get the idea.
This is a different perspective-these pictures were done by Darren Sutherland and while he's not a car guy-he's definitely a camera guy. He makes it look easy, but in reality it isn't-these are the one in 10,000 shots that you hope for and he picked them off like a duck hunter with an UZI.
We all know that old cars and trucks are an art form but it takes pictures like this to drive that point home.
Our biggest fear? Darren may have set the bar too high...enjoy these pictures from the Salmon Arm British Columbia car show from May 2011.
MAY 2011 STAR TRUCKIN' BUCKSKIN BEAUTY: SECOND OWNER 1959 FARGO SURVIVOR HALF TON
Ron Scott loves his Mopars, particularly the 50s pickups with the unique typewriter (push button) automatic transmissions. This beautiful un-restored 1959 Fargo is part of a larger fleet that is part of Ron's collection.
Ron comes by his love of Chrysler Corporation honestly because he is a second- generation fan of the brand.
This particular truck is a Canadian -made truck that shares a direct lineage with the more famous Dodge truck brand.
MAY 2011 STAR TRUCKIN-ONE VERY RARE BEAST: A BONE STOCK 1961 FORD ECONOLINE PICKUP TRUCK
Ford introduced the Ford Econoline models in 1961 to lock horns with its air-cooled Chevy Corvair Sportvan and Volkswagen microbus competitors.
The Blue Oval boys offered two small water-cooled front engine inline six- cylinder choices in its Econolines.
The platform for the newcomer was the Ford Falcon compact car, still also a relative newcomer in 1961 after a 1960 debut.
MAY 2011 STARS OF THE SHOW-IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PRIDE IN THE RIDE
Typically the average car guy is by nature, a social animal. This is partly out of necessity because a network of talented friends cam make a project 1000 times easier.
There's no substitution for a car buddy who can really lay down paint or find the best deal on a 1952 Studebaker master cylinder.
But ultimately it's about the show-this is where you can socialize with car buddies and showcase where all of your hard work has gone.
As Ethel Merman once sang- "there's no business like show business" so here's the show....
MAY 2011 STARS IN TRAFFIC-CAR GUYS LOVE TO DRIVE THEM
Car shows are a great way to gather classic iron and socialize with fellow hobbyists but most car guys build them to drive them. A vintage vehicle isn't supposed to be a static display-that's why so many shows have cruises built into the program.
But what's really great about "Taking it to the Streets", as the venerable Doobie Brothers once said is that more people get to see an era of automotive history in action.
Here are some great examples of Stars in Traffic...
Page 22 of 39