Classic car shows are part of my life because I married a Studebaker lover.
When my husband was a young man his dad had Studebakers. Ron bought one of his father’s cars when he was old enough to drive and then several other new Studebakers after that. He’s always loved them and no matter what kind of cars or vans we buy now, his heart remains with the Studebaker.
Every year there’s a large classic car show in old downtown St. Catharines. It was last Saturday. The temperature was in the 90s with a humidex of 40C. Armed with water and wide-brimmed hats, we drive half way up to the show area, park, and walk/roll the rest of the way. I always take my camera.
Cars don’t really grab me. Yes, I like to drive but ogling
several hundred cars doesn’t really excite me unless they are exceptional. Of the Studebakers, I like the design of the Avanti. We don’t often see an Avanti here in southwestern Ontario although every few years the Studebaker Club holds a show here and then there are always several.
The cars may not be something I want to spend time learning about but the designs on them interest me. And sometimes I come across one that I like. Ron seems to like all Studebakers and found three at the show as well as some other vintage makes he seemed to enjoy. Just for fun, here are a few photos I took that day. Remember design and old things are what I enjoy photographing the most.
I’d never heard of a rotrod and learned that some people don’t fully restore an old automobile but make it into an art form by bringing out what they like best in the vehicle be it rust and rot or shiny chrome mixed with vintage lettering.
Details on that rotrod make the nicest abstract.photos.