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.
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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.
Downtown Encinitas, California has a cruise night on the third Thursday of every Summer month. So many VWs this time. This is my 1962 Ragtop (sliding sunroof) Beetle parked in the Nixon parking lot. Good time, perfect weather.
To celebrate today, here is a little American Muscle Car image. Photo nerd info: Holga Plastic camera, shot on Fuji Velvia 120 Film.
Shot this cool, slammed, flat green Beetle in Surprise, AZ at the Airkewld Open House. Owner of this VW is Troy. He has done a lot of subtle and not so subtle tricks to it. RHD is cool. Military equipment on the roof rack finishes off the look perfectly. Thanks to Troy for letting me shoot his car and Pete at Airkewld.
Photo nerd info: Nikon D3x with 80-200mm Nikon lens at 80mm, F4.5 @ 1/30th second, single Calumet Travelite 375 firing wireless hand-held by Jim following the car as it cruises (Thanks Jim).
Photo shoot today was of a trucking company. Chasing trucks at a quarry in 90 plus degrees then we moved into the truck garage. Great location. Nice owners. Here is an outtake from the shoot. Photo nerd info: Nikon D3x with 105mm lens at f2.8, 1/2500 sec