vintage automobiles

42nd Annual Street Rod Nationals

42nd Annual Street Rod Nationals

The 42nd Annual Street Rod Nationals East were held in York PA June 5, 6 & 7 and of course, I was more than happy to drop in to see some of the estimated 4000 vehicles roaming and parked within the York Fairgrounds. If you like muscle cars, hot rods and customs, this was the event to attend for those in the Mid-Atlantic Region

1954 Packard

1954 Packard

Today we have a look at another machine from yesteryear, a 1954 Packard. James Ward Packard began manufacturing his brand of luxury automobiles in 1899 with his brother William and a partner, George Weiss.

During those early years these autos were known as the better horseless carriage of the day. This 1954 model was built toward the end of the run for Packards 

1928 Ford Sedan

Welcome back, everyone! It was a wonderful weekend here in the Mid-Atlantic region, the weather was simply outstanding. Provided a great time for outdoor activities.

During my travels, I came upon one of those vintage automobiles that you just love to see. It's a 1928 Ford Sedan, which was spotless of course. It was parked in a corner space and I was eyeing it up when the owner saw me with camera in hand and told me to "take all the shots you want".  I thanked him and gladly took him up on his gracious offer.

After reviewing all the bracketed shots I had taken I decided to process the three below first.

1928 Ford
1928 Ford

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After running the brackets through HDR Efex Pro, pulling the HDR into PS for some cleanup and masking work, a dash of Topaz Adjust rounded out the processing for this final result.

Next we have a look from another vantage point.

1928 Ford - Rear view
1928 Ford - Rear view

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Needless to say, this was love at first sight. :-)

Looking through the rear window you can see the owner (green shirt), who was a very nice gentleman who seemed to enjoy others who appreciated this fine vintage auto.

Lastly, we have a tight side view focusing on the front fender and engine compartment.

1928 Ford - Side View
1928 Ford - Side View

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Thanks so much for visiting, folks.

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