A little change of pace for you all today. I've never really been a "car guy". I mean, I appreciate them, but I've never felt the need to get an old car and spend hours tinkering away in a back shed somewhere. I have toy soldiers for that ; )
Having said all of that, my dad and my father-in-law are "car guys", so when my parents' visit from Australia intersected with the National Street Rod Association show in York, PA, last weekend, I tagged along to admire the conversion work that many enthusiastic "hobbyists" (yep, just like we toy soldier hobbyists) had put into their treasured cars.
Here are a bunch of photos I took of cars I liked the look of (or at least an element of), and some interesting paint jobs.
Above: I really liked the subtle color scheme of this old Ford
Above: I loved the solid lines of this great car.
Above and Below: Such a great way to preserve the paint in the state it was uncovered in a barn.
Above and Below: We also made a trip to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Annex, where I got to take a close up look at the Space Shuttle Discovery. I was amazed by the interesting texture on the shuttle itself. We're so used to seeing long distance shots of the shuttle, or smooth plastic kits, but the real shuttle is incredibly rough and "patchworked" in appearance. Very cool.
Above: And finally, here's an almost Orky hotrod with two V8s in series. Apparently you can run it with one engine,
or engage both with some tricky engineering. Of course, with both running it chews through the gasoline!