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 show is 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.
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.
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.
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.