Remember the Classics ?

_DSC5049-01-cropYou don’t need to be a car enthusiast to enjoy the view of beautiful and lovingly cared-for classic cars, and if that coincides with magnificent early-summer weather, then so much the better! 

We had just such an opportunity during the past weekend when we went off to a local car show to spend a couple of hours admiring these beauties. It was so nice to have a look at some cars that are not all that well-known to us, and seeing cars that stirred some fond memories of a carefree and somewhat reckless past. I took along two cameras but ended up using only my little Nikon V1 mirrorless camera with 10-30mm kit-lens which did a fine job on the day. Below are some of the images that I captured.

Part of the instrument panel of a magnificently restored Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint.

Part of the instrument panel of a magnificently restored Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint.

Imagine cruising round a pictureque coastline in this on a beautiful summer's day  with the hood down, wind in the hair :-)

Imagine cruising round a pictureque coastline in this on a beautiful summer’s day with the hood down, wind in the hair 🙂

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Ford Mustang - quintessential American Muscle-car.

Ford Mustang – quintessential American Muscle-car.

Lotus - a familiar sight on British and European racing circuits.

Lotus – a familiar sight on British and European racing circuits.

Golden Oldie.

Golden Oldie.

A Hudson. I remember they were built like a tank and probably weighed as much !

A Hudson. I remember they were built like a tank and probably weighed as much !

A motorcycle luggage-trailer built from a wine barrel !

A motorcycle luggage-trailer built from a wine barrel !

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Ford Capri Perana - a very popular car in South Africa during the early seventies - here in he well-known Gunston racing livery.

Ford Capri Perana – a very popular car in South Africa during the early seventies – here in the well-known Gunston racing livery.

Doesn't this remind you of a spider?

Doesn’t this remind you of a spider?

AC Cobra - one of quite a number on display.

AC Cobra – one of quite a number on display.

Another beautiful golden oldie.

Another beautiful golden oldie.

There were also some model cars on display, some of them with remarkable detail, here are two images that sported some amazing detail.

The engine bay of a model Aston Martin DB5 - similar to the well-known James Bond car. See the incredible detail on a model only the size of a case of beer.

The engine bay of a model Aston Martin DB5 – similar to the well-known James Bond car. See the incredible detail on a model only the size of a case of beer.

A model showing the inside of a car workshop. Note the fabulous detail in a model roughly the size of a shoebox!

A model showing the inside of a car workshop. Note the fabulous detail in a model roughly the size of a shoebox!

No series of automotive images will be complete without one or two images of my own all-time favourite automotive marque – Alfa Romeo !

And it has to be a red one 🙂

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_DSC5055We thoroughly enjoyed looking at these old cars and I hope that you enjoyed the journey with us !

You might also want to have a look at my earlier post – Beautiful Italian cars.

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  2 comments for “Remember the Classics ?

  1. November 12, 2013 at 00:14

    Wow, incredible blog!

  2. stefan
    November 5, 2013 at 08:02

    wonderlike onthou momente, beauty pic’s, dankie vir die reis na gister

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