Is Car Show Attendance Down?

The NFL, NBA and NASCAR are experiencing a decline in attendance. According to Baseball Reference.com even teams like the New York Yankees have seen a decline of fans per game. Several lower-level NBA teams had major drops in attendance. The NFL still has the highest total revenue, but is losing attendance each year. Recently Mary and I attended two car shows that, in...

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Car Show Photography Indoors

To make interesting photographs at a car show, whether indoors or outdoors, you gotta love cars. A passion for your subject is always a plus and enables you to look beyond the surface of a car to see its essence, its soul. Tip #1: Before taking pictures try to talk to the owner. You don’t need to be an expert; just be curious and polite. Most owners can talk for hours...

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Tips from the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals

Mary and I would like to thank all the nice people we met at the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals in Loveland last Sunday. At the end of the show, Mary got to ride in one of the 10 Best cars and go on stage to accept an award for her cousin Maureen Magnuson’s (yes, that Magnuson) Carroll Speedway Special, a beautiful, classic hot rod. There are several tips I learned...

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Meet Mary & I at the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals

Mary and I will be attending the Goodguys 20th Colorado Nationals in Loveland, Colorado on Sunday September 10. Click that link for more details and ticket information. You can save three bucks by ordering tickets on-line. There will be more than 2,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks fro model years up to ’72, which is ,I guess, “the day the music died”...

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Tuesday’s Car Show Photography Tip

Outdoor car show season is coming to an end, but there’s still time to make some nice photographs of classic and special interest cars. Here’s a few tips that might help: Tip: Ask owners to kindly remove any placards or signs placed under their windshield wipers. You don’t have to be an expert on a particular marque or even cars in general, but you should be...

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Our Cars: 1963 Ford Falcon hardtop

The original 1960 Falcon compact car was powered by a lightweight 95 hp, 144 cu-in straight-6 with a single-barrel carburetor. The 1961 model year introduced an optional 101 hp, 170 cu-in six, and two new models were introduced; a bucket-seat and console sedan model in a trim level called the Futura, which is the model I owned. In 1963, more models were available,...

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