If you ever travel to Colorado staying near the Utah border, a visit to the Gateway Auto Museum is a must-stop. The drive alone is a wonderful experience leading you through a narrow canyon (it belongs to the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway), it's all amazing red-rock-land. You would never expect a museum there nor a hotel and restaurant. The museum is awesome, all American cars. I am sure it is one of the best car museums in the world.
We once landed on a dirt strip just behind the museum. What a huge adventure to dive into the canyon. It can only be done in the early morning hours before it becomes too hot. Here's an image I have published a long time ago here on PF … see link … .
The museum belongs to the Discovery Channel founder, the Hendricks family. They own a big house with own landing strip not far from the museum. We have seen his entrourage several times at the Grand Junction Airport - they sure travel with money, you bet.
I can't remember to which car this figure belonged too but I find it really pretty. I think it fits the theme :-)
Man I miss the area, got to go back as soon as possible.
Your museum link led me to an image very much like yours, I like your image much better with color and the great DOF. It's a choice for me. The museum photo is in B&W. It is labelled a 1932 Auburn 8-100A Boattail Speedster. Their catalog of images is the most extensive museum catalog that I've seen. GLF, Pat
Yes, already at the first glance this radiator mascot transmits the feeling of luxury. You present it in an interesting and somehow fascianting way - with these glittering dots and different colours in the blurred background. An eye-catching contribution to our theme of July!
Greetings from summerly and very dry Westphalia!
This is absolutely stunning image. The composition with the figure all sharp dodging straight through the image and the bokeh drops complementing it with radiant colors and great light bathing the entire image. Excellent choice for the TOM!
Yes, any drive in Colorado is interesting. Usually people fall asleep when traveling in a passenger side of the car, not me. I had my eyes wide open and looking at scenery goes by like moving camera and especially with a good song playing, it is like being transport to another place and time. Off course Rene talk too much sometimes and now the kids cries and brings me back to reality :) A good place to be too, but occasionally I like to drift off to other times...
Auto is a big deal here and many people, it is a work of art in itself that also take you to places.