Who would have thought waiting to pick up my son from school would have turned up this rare car? It was a pace car at Le Mans.
There are drivers’ signatures under the hood…
…and special engraving in the wheels to match the paint job…
…those are six-piston brakes that only just fit inside the wheels.
All the rear lights also have superbright flashers in them and the owner demonstrated them but unfortunately they didn’t come out in the photos – I didn’t have a tripod handy to take a long exposure.
© Mike Ellison.
It was a good showing at Kanata this week despite the threat of rain. Corvettes, Mustangs, Novas, Chevelles, rat rods, Barracudas, Camaros, etc.
There was also a Lotus Seven, a Can-Am Spyder trike, and a Sunbeam sports car.
I spotted this one cycling on a back-street near Strandherd and Woodroffe.
More cool cars and bikes for your enjoyment from this week’s Kanata Cruise. My favourite car was the Pontiac Solstice. I’m pleased with the close-up of the old Cadillac because I got detail in the highlights and the shadows but you probably don’t care about technical things like that – just enjoy the sumptuous blue interior. Check out the ‘tash on the guy riding the Harley Davidson doesn’t he look cool? It’s hard to get good general shots of the shoot with the people milling around. I’m pleased with the way the shot of the Barracuda brings across the sunset atmosphere of this cruise. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures.
There were plenty of cool cars and bikes at the Merrickville Cruise and Shop on the 11th July. The sheer number of cars and people meant that it wasn’t going to be a great day for photography but that meant I could relax and simply the enjoy cars for their own sake and grab shots as the opportunity arose.
Had a great day out with the Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers on the 27th June for their trip up The Gorge near Burnstown. Chris Packham kindly invited us along for a ride in his Jeep. I wasn’t a very well-behaved guest because I spent more time walking with my camera than riding in his Jeep – I hope he wasn’t offended. There was a good selection of cars – Jeep TJs, JKs, and a YJ, a Ford Explorer, a Suzuki Samurai, and a Toyota Landcruiser. It was impressive the way that the little Suzuki kept up with the Jeeps. I always liked the Samurai.
I must point out that these guys were very sensible and safety conscious – it’s only my photography that makes it look like they were charging around the bush!
A few of my favourite shots from the Ottawa Motorcycle Show earlier this year. A very science-fiction-like exhaust from a Yamaha VMAX, a Yamaha TMAX scooter headlight and a high-key zoom shot of a Harley Davidson.