Friday, July 24, 2015

Classic Cars

On Doors Open weekend, a classic and sports car show could be found along the Sparks Street pedestrian mall. I took a series of shots, and will be showing them over the next few days. I'm starting from the east end of the street, by the bear sculpture and the main post office with its lions at each entrance. Longtime readers might remember them from the third shot.

45 comments:

  1. These cars must have been loved by their owners for many many years.

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  2. Don't call the first one a classic, it's an Ugly Italian car as far as I'm concerned now it they had put a Mura on show it would be a different matter. The rest though are just pure classic

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  3. All great cars... and all in red!

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  4. I have no idea what these cars are - but they look great. Particularly like the look of the 3rd one; very 60s?!

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  5. I like you took all these car in red color, great serie in new and old model.

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  6. These are great! thanks William.

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  7. Zoom, zoom! I actually wouldn't mind taking that first car for a spin around the block. :-)

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  8. the old 'heavy metal' cars are sweet. :)

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  9. I love how these cars are so polished and shiny when they put them on display.

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  10. Beautiful antique sports car? The owners value these cars and kept them in good condition.

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  11. Wonderful....hubby has a 66 GTO

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  12. Love those old cars. I would also like to have a ride in one.

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  13. I really like old cars. It's unbelievable how simple they were at one time.

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  14. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Gunn: and still loved!

    @Halcyon: a lot of them were red, but there were other colours.

    @Bill: there were a number of them that would be more recent, but the majority of these were antiques.

    @VP: at least this set!

    @Mike: I'm terrible at identifying cars.

    @Orvokki: these shots have been quite awhile in coming. This is the second year that they've done this on Doors Open weekend, when I'm already busy taking photos.

    @Marianne: they certainly do.

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  15. @Luis: you're welcome.

    @Revrunner: I know the feeling!

    @Jackie: they're certainly well looked after.

    @Tex: thank you!

    @Sharon: and in one instance, an owner was doing some polishing while I was photographing.

    @Nancy: they certainly do.

    @Linda: I think one that I've got in this collection might have been one.

    @Janey: they were certainly drawing attention as I was passing through.

    @Red: they were built to last back in the day.

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  16. Very cool. I used to have a friend who brought cars to car shows.

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  17. Ah yes, nostalgia. I see a '57 Ford Thunderbird. We had a '57 Ford Fairlane, 4 door hardtop. I see a 55 Chev Bel Air, also, but ours was blue and white. The Ford was a piece of crap although it looked beautiful. They Chevy was a great car.

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  18. Lots to look at at a car show. That rag top is pretty cool.

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  19. Such beautiful cars. Love the 2nd one very much!

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  20. Wonderful! I love seeing these old beauties.

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  21. Funny there were so many red ones! Lowell knows his cars!

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  22. I remember well those Chevy's and the Thunderbird. I'd rather have any of them over the first one. Is it a Ferrari?

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  23. I love the second one the best! I love vintage anything!

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  24. @Whisk: my dad would enjoy this sort of thing, particularly with classic cars. I find myself wondering if one in an upcoming post was one he drove.

    @Lowell: ah, good, a fount of information!

    @Birdman: Looking at these, I kind of wish I'd framed that one differently!

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Judy: a pleasure to show them.

    @RedPat: and more red to come, too!

    @Marleen: they are definitely well cared for.

    @Stuart: I am almost certain it's a Ferrari, yes.

    @Linda: thank you!

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  25. I have to say cars don't really excite me but there is certainly a lot of style with these...

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  26. Adore these beasts. Classic cars have such an exciting style.

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  27. Those are alle great cars. I prefer the Chrysler in the second photo, and that's mostly because it's a car to drive quite steady in. The Ferrari in the first shot would be much too expensive because of all the fines I would probably get, driving in it too fast again.

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  28. Beautiful cars! I missed the two big classic car shows here, but hope to capture a shot or to as the locals cruise about town.

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  29. Great looking cars and my favorite is the second one :)

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  30. Red sure is a popular car colour!

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  31. @Geoff: I would tend to go more for a Jeep than a sports car.

    @Gemma: they certainly do!

    @Jan: the Ferrari would be no end of worries- what if someone steals it? Dents it? What if a seagull that's just had a big meal comes by?

    @Anita: this one happened last year as well on the same weekend, so I'll remember it for next year. I think last year I only photographed one or two cars.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Randy: I thought so myself.

    @EG: it definitely is.

    @Norma: my dad would go for the classics more than the sports cars.

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  32. Oooh, I love classic car shows! We have them down here pretty often!

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  33. Oh my they are sure classy. That first one is a beaut.

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  34. Having just come from 'tomorrow's' post :-) in this case I think I'll go for the ones in the first pic!!

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  35. That Chevy Bel Aire looked just like the one they show here in 29 Palms. Love old cars.

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  36. These all scream "road trip!" to me. I'm getting ready to pack my bags...

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  37. @Cheryl: this is the only one I know of downtown, but I'm sure there are others in the area.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @Ciel: I had a lot in this series!

    @Mari: they've got a lot of character.

    @Kay: they certainly do have that effect.

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  38. What a fantastic list of cars. I love them all! Classic Cars for Sale

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