Author Topic: [Theme] Classic Cars  (Read 23549 times)

Ethan

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #180 on: November 19, 2020, 15:47:49 »
The image was shot in a run and gun moment on one of the busiest crossings in Tokyo and is thus a bit blurry, unlike those well framed and well processed ones by Luc.  But I guess it was worthwhile.  Would anyone identify it?

It would be great if you can provide a crop of the car mascot or wheel emblem for positive identification (even if blurred)

My guess is based on the car mascot and wheel emblem and the Tokyo location on the proviso that it was an export purchased auto

It has many similarities to the 1934 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 452-D including the running chrome detail on the side and bonnet of the car and of course the shape of the body.









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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #181 on: November 19, 2020, 16:23:59 »
It would be great if you can provide a crop of the car mascot or wheel emblem for positive identification (even if blurred)

My guess is based on the car mascot and wheel emblem and the Tokyo location on the proviso that it was an export purchased auto

It has many similarities to the 1934 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 452-D including the running chrome detail on the side and bonnet of the car and of course the shape of the body.

Thank you, Ethan, for chiming in.  Here's the crop of the mascot.  The overall shape looks similar to the one you posted above but a lot simpler.
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #182 on: November 19, 2020, 16:48:12 »
It looks like a LaSalle 1937 mascot but the body does not match!

Can you tell if it is a right hand auto? In which case the spare wheel is on the right!

I think we should target the air intakes.

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #183 on: November 19, 2020, 17:05:24 »
Nice image, Akira and great follow-up discussion on the mysterious bonnet ornament.

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #184 on: November 19, 2020, 17:08:31 »
Yes, apparently, the driver is sitting on the side closer to the photographer (which means the right side).

The crop includes the driver and the air intakes.  Judging from the direction of their grills, they might be ventilators to let the hot air of the engine room out.


Nice image, Akira and great follow-up discussion on the mysterious bonnet ornament.

Thank you, Luc!
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #185 on: November 20, 2020, 00:12:25 »

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« Reply #186 on: November 20, 2020, 04:03:18 »
LaSalle had portholes until 1937.

Try for a 1935:  http://classiccarsmarks.com/images/full/rare-1935-lasalle-convertible-coupe-11.jpg

Thank you, Matthew.  That looks pretty close, maybe except for the roof and the shapes of the pillars of the windshields.
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #187 on: November 20, 2020, 09:45:37 »
Scanning files this from jan 2018
Looks like 2 peugots


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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #188 on: November 20, 2020, 10:16:51 »
Dont forget that in these times, very often the purchase of a new car consisted in the purchase of a chassis and engine, the bodywork left to local bodybuilders.
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #189 on: November 20, 2020, 11:37:36 »
What a treat Fons, thanks for sharing this

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« Reply #190 on: November 20, 2020, 13:14:48 »
What a treat Fons, thanks for sharing this

Thank you Paco.

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #191 on: November 21, 2020, 00:12:13 »
A tunning and classic cars convention in 2007.

  D200, 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 @200mm

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #192 on: November 21, 2020, 01:55:35 »
A tunning and classic cars convention in 2007.

  D200, 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 @200mm

So, you already had keen eyes for unique interpretation by then...
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #193 on: November 21, 2020, 21:29:10 »
Akira, I take your comment as a big compliment but I´m not sure I agree.
  We all go out and make pictures of whatever calls our attention. Details catch mine, other, yours. In this community of talented people so far away from each other is evident the differences in not only what is deemed interesting, but the approach at catching it and the process and presentation. By "keen eye" I understand "personal eye". Either way, I´m happy you enjoy it and I thank you deeply.
  I wish for a future conversation in person about keen eyes, details, photography and everything else.

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #194 on: November 22, 2020, 02:05:35 »
Akira, I take your comment as a big compliment but I´m not sure I agree.
  We all go out and make pictures of whatever calls our attention. Details catch mine, other, yours. In this community of talented people so far away from each other is evident the differences in not only what is deemed interesting, but the approach at catching it and the process and presentation. By "keen eye" I understand "personal eye". Either way, I´m happy you enjoy it and I thank you deeply.
  I wish for a future conversation in person about keen eyes, details, photography and everything else.

The conversation in person is definitely one of my future plans.  You selected this very one using the keen eyes you have today.  So, you kind of proved yourself.
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