I have always enjoyed taking pictures of antique cars but lately the ability to get a clean image has been next to impossible - the major reason being very tight parking spaces. Recently, I did get the opportunity to get unobstructed views in Stowe, VT where they hold their annual antique car show. The downtown parade allowed me to find a spot where the car is clear of others AND has a natural background.
I have been focusing – literally and figuratively – on the various components of these antique cars, hence “Car-tifacts!” Today’s models have signage that is more reminisce of applied stickers whereas their classic cars had well-crafted chrome and plastic logos, hood ornaments, fender accessories, etc. Speaking of chrome, where has it gone?
There was so much more workmanship applied to the exterior of these vehicles, which must have kept a lot of people gainfully employed.
So “Car-tifacts” is my new close-up look at the cars of yesteryear.
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