Beautiful oval window Beetle shot at the Treffen show 2013. This car was sitting by itself away from the rest of the cars in the show. Photo Nerd info: Nikon D800 w 50mm shot at f/1.6 @ 2000 sec
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This shot was done a few years ago at Airkewld in Surprise, AZ. It is a very detailed double cab that could be driven everyday. Dig this truck. Mark of Lunde VW brought it by for the photo shoot. Thanks Mark! Thanks Pete!
The VW Treffen event this last weekend, September 8, 2013, at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA is where this shot was taken. This show is one of my favorites. It is so, as my wife would say, civilized. Not jam-packed with cars but enough to walk around and enjoy each one for hours. The quality of some of these cars is amazing. Nothing newer than a 57 oval window is allowed in the show. Buses must be pressed bumper era and Ghias older than a 1960. There are coachbuilt cars and as you can see even a few Porsches in this show. The show is every two years at this German Club. They have a rifle (pellet gun) range, German dancers, beer and we had some Schnitzel and Brats.
This 1957 Porsche Speedster is owned by Kelly Whittemore
Photo nerd info: Nikon D800, Nikon 50mm shot at 1.4 @ 1/5000th sec, iso 50
Thursday Encinitas 101 Car Night, August 15, 2013. Tons of VW buses and yes, The Michelin Man dancing to groovy rock n roll. Photo nerd info: Nikon D800 with 50mm, 2000th Sec @ f 1.4, iso 50.
Later in the day at the VW Classic in Irvine, California.
This shot is from today’s Bob Baker Volkswagen Show in Carlsbad, California. This car is a 1961 but has parts from years as far back as an early 50′s split window grafted in. Owner said he has had the car since the 1970′s. Photo nerd info: Nikon D800, 80-200 Nikon Lens at 80mm, F3.2 @ 500 second, iso 50.
Took a little cruise out today to do my errands. Had a camera, a wall, my 62 bug and some sun. This is with the new front end modifications. There are a few more details needing attention. Note the center caps on front wheels missing. The new 4.5″ BRM wheels have a slightly smaller hole for the center cap so my custom billet ones don’t fit. Those are being custom-made this week. Front end is now running Airkewld front BAD disc brakes, stainless braided lines, 3″ narrowed beam, 4.5″ BRM style wheels and new ContiEcoContact 145/65/15 tires (Smart Car tires). Happy driving!
Enough wine photography posts, time for some VW love! This is an outtake from my photo shoot at West Coast Classic VW Restorations for an article on 1967 VW Beetle – Restoring A Vintage Volkswagen Bug
the beach, surfboards and a VW bus. I hope this photo helps you through this Winter weather. Those of us in San Diego aren’t experiencing anything near what the North East is going through today and this weekend. In San Diego, anytime it rains and is under 50 degrees F, we almost call FEMA. Good luck to all of you in the East, stay warm and dream of buses, warm beaches and surf. Photo info: Shot at Big Wednesday, August 2012 at San Onofre Beach, California.
Record breaking heat for September 15, 2012 in Encinitas, California. Perfect beach weather, excellent day for small waves and long boards. Appropriately it was also the annual Wavecrest Woodie Car Show at Moonlight Beach. This is the largest car show for these classic cars in the USA. Nothing like one of these cars piled with classic surfboards. Nostalgic for someone like myself who grew up at the beach in So Cal. My wife and I enjoyed walking through the rows of cars and then off to the beach with the family. Photo Nerd info: Nikon D7000 with 50mm 1.4 lens, drinking a Dr Pepper.