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.
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.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to get to the Kanata Cruise this year. Took a bunch of pictures of the cool cars and bikes – now I have to edit and process them all. From the preview screen on the back of the camera it looks like I’ve got some good shots – let’s hope they look as good when I get them up on the computer monitor this evening.
It wasn’t the biggest turnout ever but pretty good – I guess the forecast rain put some people off but it was a nice evening. Hazeldean Mall is a great spot. There was a good selection: a Ferrari, a cool Pontiac Solstice – usually I prefer the looks of the Saturn Sky but this one was very nicely done, Meteor, Camaros (old and new), Barracuda, a bunch of nice old coupes, and many many more as they say in the infomercials.
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.
This was the last Kanata Cruise I attended in 2009. Plenty of motion shots here. I like the wierd patterns made by the lights and reflections and the way the cars get distorted.
Not a big showing with the rain but I still got some good shots. The reflections off the wet road added a nice sheen.
I got bitten to death by the mozzies this night but it was worth it!
Another one from last year. Some of my favourite shots in here. I was starting to get a feel for the look I am trying to achieve.
This was my first cruise shoot. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I seemed to miss so many shots because the camera was on the wrong settings so it forced me to sit down with the camera and the instruction book to figure out how I could switch quickly between different settings.