I shot weddings on Friday and Saturday and woke up a little sore, but looking for something fun to do with my Sunday. I was psyched to read on Facebook that a great car show was going on just a couple miles from my house. I first got into cars when my uncle gave me a pile of Road and Track magazines when I was around twelve or thirteen. This was the 1980’s Testarossa, Countach, 959 era and a great time to get into cars.
To this day, the autos of that era speak to me, and in my mind, their styling cues represent the marques. A Saab is tear drop shaped, a Volvo is boxy, Mercedes have grey cladding along the bottom, a Ferrari is what Magnum and Sonny Crocket drove, and a Lamborghini is a mash of impossible angles that come together into a beautiful form. They are not the perfect machines of today, but they are far more interesting and special in my mind. Ultimately though, I truly enjoy all eras of automobiles and take any chance I get to see rare classics in person.
The Saratoga Automobile Museum and Hemmings Motor News Coucours d’ Elegance featured pre and post war (WW2) automobiles and firetrucks of all types. It’s a little overwhelming when you show up to a car show like this with a camera. You want to photograph them all, but you could spend a whole day photographing just one of them. On top of that, you want to see all of the vehicles and just kind of relax and enjoy yourself. So, here are some of the images from Sunday’s show. There are over a hundred, which is a lot to post, but I’m going to insert it as a clickable thumbnail gallery. Thanks to Hemmings and SAM for making these events happen.