I went to a small classic car show on Sunday, in Longview, Alberta – home of the best beef jerky in the world.
Most such car shows attract hundreds of cars from all over the place – some even thousands. This one was quite small, though – my car was the 38th registered. Between you and me and the fence post, this particular show may have been more of an opportunity for townsfolk to get together than a real celebration of the cars.
Even so, the cars were front and centre and there were some really fine examples of automotive excellence there. Some were original, some rebuilt, some modified – but the thing they all had in common is that they’re all deeply loved. The process of caring for, restoring, and sometimes even reinventing these old cars is the true passion – a passion which sometimes sees huge amounts of money expended.
The usual car show photograph is front or rear, quarter-view in the sunlight, but I like to do things a little differently. I like to get in close, to challenge the details of the rebuild. It’s in those fine points that you find the quality of the work – and it’s there that you can gauge the amount of love put in to the project.
In this Car Show series I hope you’ll see some of the details I’m talking about. And at the same time, maybe you’ll find a new way to look at all the things around you.
I hope you enjoy.