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Cadillac

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One last image from the car show.   A great old black Cadillac.   It was at last years show also, I have many a shot of it’s hood ornament, of which I have posted a couple in the past.  (The third photo down in my recent “hood ornament bonanza” post for example.   It’s a big old hulking piece of American metal, full of interesting details and a boat load of character, beautifully restored and maintained.


Hood Ornament Bonanza

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From the Blacktop Nationals car show in Wichita.

 


Purple

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Seen at the Blacktop Nationals car show in Wichita last weekend.  I believe this a Chevy, circa 1936.   It was beautiful.  I’m guessing this color was not among those offered by Chevrolet in the 1930’s !


AMC Pacer!

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I just returned from two hours of exhausting walking around at the Blacktop Nationals car show in Wichita, Ks.   I haven’t had time yet to do any real post processing work on the material, except for these two….this is for you Ken Bello!   Knowing  you are obsessed with the classic AMC Pacer, one of the great misunderstood genius car designs of modern times, when I saw this, I immediately knew I had to share.

 

 

Oh yeah, this is what the Pacer on the top was sitting on…..

 

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Buick~1957

 

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This monster is a 1957 Buick.  Not only is the car in top condition, there are two realistic looking mannequins/dummies/dolls in the front seat.  I don’t know what the proper terminology is, but it is an old couple, happily driving their Buick.   A great deal of work went into this one.


Ford Shoots Chevy

 

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The recent car show in Wichita was actually sponsored in large part by the Ford Motor Company.  Since my last name is Ford, I thought about trying to pass myself off as somebody from corporate headquarters.   I am either too shy, honest, or chicken to have tried that –  but oh,  how amusing it could have been, at least until they called security.

This is a little self portrait, reflected in a shiny Chevy hupcap.   A high percentage of the cars on display were Chevy’s.   I have no explanation.


Pontiac~1941

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Might as well finish out the week with another cool hood ornament.  This one is from a 1941 Pontiac, on display at the Black Top Nationals in Wichita.


Cadillac~1941

 

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Another hood ornament, this time from a 1941 Cadillac on display at the Black Top Nationals in Wichita.


Bel Air

 

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There was a big car show called the Black Top Nationals in Wichita this past weekend.  Yesterday I spent some time there shooting.  This hood ornament on a 1950’s vintage Chevrolet Bel Air is my favorite image so far, but I haven’t finished post processing the rest.   I’d guess at least 20% of the pre 1960 cars at the show were Chevrolet Bel Airs.   Ken Bello, I had this post planned before I saw your’s this morning, I swear!