Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mopars at the Strip (the annual pilgrammage)

The first thing Jeff does when we get to the car show is to go to the swap meet section to see if he can find more valuable stuff....that he can't live without. Here he is hauling out what I'm sure are two very valuable car parts. Then he spends the first day judging 'show' cars.

I try to take pictures of my family and you can see how well they cooperate, hence, lots of back shots! (The young lady is Dalin's friend Emily.)Actually, Jaron and Michelle cooperated once in a while, but as you can see I've broken every rule of photography I talk about i.e. high noon, direct sun, no flash, no thought to composition. Oh well!Part of the show is looking at the 'show' cars and another part is watching the drag races. They race everything. It is loud, and interesting what they come up with to race. Here is the first of its kind diesel engine car. It was loud, fast, and as you can see very smokey.There are always an interesting mix of characters, which are by far more fun to photograph than the cars. I like the lady who was dressed to match her 'mod' car top of the 1960's, and yes, it is her car that she restored, not her husband.
And then we have the rediculous!!!!!The paint jobs are always more interesting than the cars.

So many cars to see, and it's time for a break. I actually tricked them into looking at the camera.


Amber said...

Looks like lots of fun. I'd love to go one year and just see what all the hype is about. Looks like it was AWESOME weather. So which one id dad in the previous post???

bugnose7 said...

Dallin's girl friend is cute. Hey are you going to tell us which gray hair guy was Jeff?????????????