I’m on a roll! I’ve been to 2 cruise-ins in three weeks… and that’s pretty good for me. This one takes place just south of Nashville and typically has a great turn-out. Especially on the opening night of the season, which this was. I would guess there were 400 cars there. Here’s some of my favorites.
I’m kind of getting sick of the “flat-black-thing” but this truck looks great with the red, green and yellow accents.
The holy-grail for me! Big Block Corvette C2!
Man… I LOVE THIS CAR! My plain-jane 77 L82 model.
A little hot rod action.
I’ve always loved 2nd generation Camaros and this one was gorgeous!
The all-new C7 Corvette.
Nice workmanship here.
Another great-looking Chevy pickup.
One of the nicest Bugs I’ve seen in a while. Wow.. if you look close at the door it almost looks like 55 Chevy! Haha
I made it to my first Cruise-In of the year this weekend. It was a beautiful evening and a good turn out. Oddly, I didn’t get a pic of my own car but I guess I really don’t need one. Here are a few of the attendees but you can see more here.
I had the opportunity to shoot a local bike show for a regional magazine last weekend. I’ve worked this show for about 5 years in a row now and there are a couple builders that always catch my eye with their work. One of them is a Nashville craftsman named J. Ryan. I’ve been drawn to his bikes since I first met him years ago.
Well… when I walked in the door, set-up was taking place, but one bike immediately stood out in the room for me. It seemed to be calling my name so I walked over and started soaking it in and taking a few pics of it… when who walked up but none other than J.
Man, he got me again! I had no idea this bike was his… but I guess I should have. Something about his cool creations speak to me, even when I don’t know they are his. Love this bike!
Some of the nicest and most sincere people I know are in the general aviation community. This story shows you what I’m talking about. Thank you gentlemen for bringing these two heroes home with a proper salute.
More Ducati fun tonight… as I had the opportunity to photo the Ducati Monster 1200 National Tour when it rolled in to the local dealership. This is a factory tour that is going around the USA and giving riders a sneak peek at the bike before it is “officially” launched in March.
The 2014 Monster is completely re-designed this year and although it maintains the traditional Monster look, it has quite a few design changes/improvements. Right off the bat, you will notice that the motor now acts as part of the frame. (Look closely… the tubular steel trellis frame attaches to the cylinders.) There’s also a new power plant, a Traction Control system with eight levels to choose from, and even an adjustable height seat!
I might be one of the luckiest photographers on the planet. Yeah, it’s work… but what a great time… and a great subject to photograph.
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I got to do some event photography for the local Ducati Dealership today. It was the National Premier of the Ducati 899 Panigale… and it is BAD! Ducati red is tough to beat, but white looks pretty rad too. You can see a lot more photos from the day here.
Nashville model/spokesperson Shannon Million was on hand to act as spokesmodel for the day.
I worked the Easy Riders Show at the Nashville Convention Center on Saturday. Wandered around and got a few photos while I was there. Here are a few of the out-takes for your viewing pleasure.