Monday, March 21, 2011

No Trespassing means great photography!

A rolling Reo Speed Wagon gathers no moss! And I’m not talking about that fecal laden rock ballad band from the ‘70’s either! It makes me sad to see this old Reo truck turning into a salad.

A devilish coven of towering trees are attempting to conceal the crime that is taking place beneath their canopies. A legion of the forest flora and fauna struggle upward like the arms of an undead army. Those strangling arms weave and wind their way around the immobile Speed Wagon and pull it back into the earth. I swear I can almost hear their whispers and groans as they conspire to destroy what is left of the old REO. It’s both beautiful and sad all at the same time.

Another thing that makes me sad is hearing that horrible band on the radio that stole their names sake from this line of trucks.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mooneyes....MADE IN THE USA

I went to Mooneyes the other day, and was surprised to learn that their performance parts are still made here in the USA, by hand, one at a time. Chico the owner of Mooneyes was gracious and let me roam around his shop with my Camera in hand photographing anything I wanted.

In these photos, Manuel "Manny" is making an aluminum fuel tank. I won't show the entire photo thread, but here are a couple from the shoot.

I got a kick out of watching flat pieces of aluminum being turned into gas tanks for race cars, maybe you will too.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sinister Mustang.

Those that know me know I almost always shoot vintage race cars, muscle cars, and custom cars. I photographed this Mustang for Galpin Ford yesterday. I don’t know too much about it other than it is a custom built wide body Mustang that is on its way to Saudi Arabia. This thing sounded like friggin’ Formula 1 race car and looks mean going down the road. Needles to say it is an impressive machine. It’s also a nice challenge to step up and shoot a car with nearly zero miles on it. Galpin Auto Center as a very impressive line-up of vehicles this is just one.