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Old Apr 20, 2013, 2:36 PM   #1
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Default Well, it was Friday and I had no other plans so..........

I took the P3 w/FT 9-18 to the grocery store parking lot and found a couple cars first time to the show.

1930 Franklin --- That is a 1909 Sears Roebuck Motor Buggy sitting across from the Franklin.
....................... The Sears is all original and the owner drives it on & off the lot to a trailer.







Original engine, electrical modified to 12V (see the alternator)



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1934 Chevrolet



......what would a cruiz'n-park be without the Rat Rods









...... '52 Mercury
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G'day Bob

Goodness Gracious ..... what a lot of [fantastic] paintwork on display there
Obviously a labour of love for so many - and your 'reportage' does them justice

thanks for showing ...
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That 1930 Franklin is a looker. I love the hood ornament.

There's a house in the little North Texas town where my great-grandfather on my dad's side of the family grew up that was ordered from Sears & Roebuck. It's had siding applied to it since, but it's still standing and a family lives in it.
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Thanks Phil, I'm happy you enjoyed the images and I very much appreciate your kind comment. We see a lot of very nicely done cars every Friday night. This is not a show competition; just good friendly talk and bragging.

I am fortunate to live very close by and get to photograph http://tinyurl.com/86pjd3o these cars.
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Greg, the Franklin is the second I know of but this one is special, so well done.

I hope the couple return one evening so I can photograph the interior..... too many people around the car. I saw it come in and he parked right at my feet so I took advantage of the opportunity to shoot it before a lot of people gathered. Since I was first at it, the crowd stood back a bit for a bit then there was not another chance to get 'camera near'.
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Also love the rat rods! The one with all the sanding marks looks straight out of a post apocalypse retro future movie and I just bet it really moves
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It makes a noise, moves quick and sits low.. the seat area is just a 2-inch pad. The owner lives only a 1/2 mile from me, the car was seen in RatRod magazine at some time. Fun to see him drive it in.
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Fantastic color/detail Bob and I didn't know Sears even made a car.
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Wow, lots of nice eye candy on display. And on a weekly basis, that is just so much fun. Thanks of attending these events and sharing your joy of these cars with us. You are showing us some absolutely marvellous work.
My oldest brother once tried to restore a '30 Model A -- got it running before the aged parent made him sell the "eyesore in the driveway".
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Well, thanks again all for the very nice and rewarding comments.

As I have said this bit of fun takes place every Friday evening about 1-mile from my home and it is growning in number of cars showing up. There are no fees nor prizes for showing the cars, just good sittin'round talkin'n-showin.

This is a link http://tinyurl.com/bmym45e to the rest of the photos, all made with the E-P3 and FT 9-11mm lens. The new place for the get together this year has the cars parking east-west which presents some light differences to the before lot but the overall parking is better and with the 9-18 I can better work around the parked cars..... it is fun to do.

This maybe is my favorite from last Friday.



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My dad had a red 1957 Bel-Air Convertible model, all metal with working everything, made by some Franklin Mint-type company. When he passed away I got it. It's set up here in my office today. Beautiful car.
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