The Design is in the Details

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Frustrated by all the people milling around while I was trying to take photos of iconic historical cars at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance on the shores of Lake Washington, I decided to compensate by getting up close to the design elements on these elegant automobiles.  Here is a sample of that work, which sometimes drifts off to abstraction.

The Concours that year was a tribute to Carroll Shelby, featuring five unique Ford classes.  So I’ll begin with a couple minutes of the “GT40 Soundcheck.”  Yes, the ground was shaking.  Turn up your speakers if you want to experience the thunder.

 

A selection of my photos.  Please feel free to use with attribution.

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6 thoughts on “The Design is in the Details

    1. Thank you, Christina! One of my passions: automotive photography. Those two photos are of a 1936/37 Cord 810, identical styling, made only those two years. They both had Lycoming V8 engines, but the 1937 model was supercharged. Pioneering front wheel drive, hideaway headlights. A very desirable collector car, and the one in this show was perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Curt! I have about three hundred photos from that show. I’ll put some more together and post later. These are, indeed, the best of the best collector cars in the United States and the world, for that matter.

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