Is it Car Show Season Yet

The long answer to that question is no and yes. The big summertime car shows are still far away, especially as I look out the window of my office and watch snow falling on Daisy Hill today.   But every second Saturday of the month, The Vehicle Vault in Parker, Colorado sponsors Cars & Coffee and while last winter we were blessed with wonderful weather for these...

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There are Minivans and There are Mini Vans

This is the third version of Joe Farace Shoots Cars and one of the previous iterations included desktop images of my car photography along with pithy sayings. One was “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Minivans” and summed up my opinion of these so-called mommy-mobiles. Sales of minivans are down—way down—although some pundits are always saying a comeback...

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My Love Affair with Buicks

I have a long-time love affair with Buicks. Not so much the newer cars, after they broke my heart in 1999 by discontinuing the Rivera I’ve found it difficult to get excited by their more recent (and I think boring) offerings. It all begin back in the late ’40’s or early ’50’s—I’m not sure— when my Uncle Harry paid me one dollar to wash...

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Al Unser Return to Racing at SVRA Brickyard Invitational

One of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history is making a return to competition at the scene of his greatest triumphs. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced Tuesday that four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser will return to racing at the SVRA’s “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway June...

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Shooting a Car Show with Leica’s DG 12mm Summilux f/1.4 lens

Fast prime lenses are all the rage with manufacturers of both mirrorless and flippy mirror cameras. (Look for a video podcast on this subject in an upcoming post at Mirrorless Photo Tips) It seems to me that these lenses have been designed to lure unsuspecting photographers into parting with vast quantities of their money. One entry in these sweepstakes is the impressive...

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February ’17 Cars & Coffee

The weather was better at the February ’17 Cars & Coffee than in January but only just; it was slightly warmer and partly cloudy with the sun popping in every now and then. We held an unannounced PhotoWalk, with lots of people bringing their DSLRs. There was another subgroup—not part of the PhotoWalk—with GoPros on selfie sticks doing commentary about...

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