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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Our Cars: 1971 Porsche 914-4

By the late 1960s, Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912,and Volkswagen wanted a new sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. Ferdinand Piëch, who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project. Originally intending to sell the vehicle with a flat six-cylinder engine as a Porsche and with a flat...

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Photographing Your Own Car

“The best way to learn how to photograph cars is “Practice, practice, practice.”—Joe Farace And one of the best ways to practice is with your own car, On any given weekend there’s a car show or Concours d’Elegance happening somewhere. On this blog, I try to feature shows I’ll be attending here so you can join me in an informal PhotoWalk—and many...

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A Henry J at SEMA

The SEMA Show takes place October 31 – November 3, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. It’s one of the best car-oriented trade shows in the USA. In 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association was formed by Roy Richter, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, Robert E. Wyman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al...

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Mary at the Kirkham Factory

If you’re not familiar with the Kirkham Motorsports here’s some information that I gleaned from their website: “Kirkham Motorsports started in 1994 with the mission to build the finest replicas in the world. It  began when David Kirkham was restoring the 427 Shelby Cobra CSX3104. At the same time, a relative bought, sold and imported to the US a Polish...

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Correct Exposures When Shooting Cars

One of the classic rules in photography is that light has four major qualities: color, quality, quantity, and direction. As photographers seeking to master the art of exposure, seeing that light is the key mastering the art of exposure, especially when it comes to photographing cars. Learning to see light is not difficult but takes practice of not only constantly making...

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