Antique Car Shows – Part 2

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

1936 Lincoln V-12, and 1949 Cadillac Convertible, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1936 Lincoln V-12, and 1949 Cadillac Convertible, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Antique Car Shows – Part 2

In this blog post I continue to showcase images from last year’s Fairfax City Antique Car Show.  The first installment focused on cars built before 1940.  This second installment is for cars built between 1940 and 1955.  As mentioned in the first installment, the Fairfax City Antique Car Showis held on a Saturday, usually around May 20, outside City Hall on Armstrong Street in Historic Old Town Fairfax, Virginia.  It is open to all vehicles 25 years or older.

1936 Lincoln V-12, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1936 Lincoln V-12, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

The owners of the cars are always open to answering questions and, being understandably proud of their vehicles, help you to get the images you want.

1959 Cadillac Eldorado, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1959 Cadillac Eldorado, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

One word of advice when taking shots at any car show is to also capture an image of the sign which all exhibits have to display.  This will help you to identify the car, or part thereof.  Whole cars are reasonably easy to identify, but close-ups of wheels, lights, grills, etc. are not always so easy!  One such example was the interior of the 1947 Chrysler below which required quite a search on the web to properly identify this image.

Dashboard of 1947 Chrysler Windsor, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

Dashboard of 1947 Chrysler Windsor, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

During any car show there always seem to be people putting flyers into the exhibits advertising other shows around the area.  It was quite an eye-opener to me just how many shows there were in my local area during the summer and early fall.   I am sure if you checked the web you would be able to find one close to you sometime during the next few months.

1955 Ford Fairlane Convertible, Antique Car Show, Armstrong Street, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

1955 Ford Fairlane Convertible, Antique Car Show, Old Town Fairfax, Virginia

4 Comments

  1. Excellent images Mark. I know it can be hard to shoot with all of the people around but you have managed to compose some compelling shots.
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  2. All beautiful cars especially that Cadillac. The dash shot is very immersive too.

  3. Fantastic images, Mark. I love classic cars and these shots are beautiful.
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  4. I love those cars that you have captured on your photos. I love classic cars that’s why I have my mitsubishi galant sigma.

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