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elsa hoffmann

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2016, 07:17:49 »
We romanticize classic cars - but they were really not always that great to handle.
But Boy I wish I had some to use for my shoots
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2016, 08:59:30 »
Nice one Elsa and indeed we romanticize classic cars as they have more character, not only in the handling but also in the looks.

1964 Volvo Amazon Combi (P2200)



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« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2016, 09:22:02 »
Great photo Arend - but please - let me have power strearing and electric windows :)

mind you - my Porsche 1982 had both :)
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« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2016, 09:36:13 »
yellow vintage Roller


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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2016, 09:42:48 »
vintage Ford Fire Engine (with eye lids on its front lights)


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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2016, 09:54:31 »
I see Bruno cruising in this one across the Ardennes :)
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« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2016, 09:57:26 »
@ Elsa, would love to see a picture of your 1982 Porsche !
@ Mongo, you really get to the classic level, nice colours !
@ Jakov, that looks like a long cruiser.

1930 Ford Model A
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« Reply #37 on: April 13, 2016, 10:06:27 »
Elsa, Well, well, well !  An old friend.

My dad in NZ had an almost identical car to the one in your image.  It was a blue 1955 Dodge Kingsway with a 2 speed powerflyte auto and a small V8.  You are right about the handling  -  it steered more like a boat than a car.  It is still in the family, but much the worse for wear.  Plymouth, De Soto, and Chrysler sold variations of this car in NZ  - mainly to farmers who had to have solid cars to handle the rough outback gravel roads prevalent over there at that time.  Beige, blue, black, and green were common colours for this model.  Chevrolets and Ford Customlines were also very popular with NZers back then

Thank you for sharing your image - it certainly brings back memories for me.


We romanticize classic cars - but they were really not always that great to handle.
But Boy I wish I had some to use for my shoots
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2016, 10:13:22 »
not always easy to get the cars as they are usually at some expo or something - lots of clutter and people around

great images in this thread
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« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2016, 10:21:10 »
1964 VW Transporter T1

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« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2016, 10:57:34 »
May I present to you the NikonGear specialized safari vehicle. Note the colors :)
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2016, 11:33:54 »
The Volvo and that DS are true Classics! And what a fantastic colour combination for the DS! Wow ;) Nicely framed and captured although a bit on the dark side for the DS,,,
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« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2016, 12:46:06 »
Thanks Erik !
The photo's are perhaps a bit dark because of the vignetting I deliberately added.
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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2016, 12:50:10 »
@ Almass, nice models & cars !

Aston Martin DB4 in the middle of Paris a few years ago



Oh yes. The DB4 was a great car.

Shame that Aston Martin had a rather bad run before the takeover.

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Re: [Theme] Classic Cars
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2016, 12:53:52 »
We romanticize classic cars - but they were really not always that great to handle.
But Boy I wish I had some to use for my shoots

Well. You had to have a good garage mechanic and spare parts supplier.

But road handling. They were good at it.
Then again, it depends which period you are referring.