Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Who ever knew there were so many Model A Fords still running?

We visited with my in-laws in Pendleton, Oregon over the weekend of July 28th. They were travelling with friends of theirs to a big gathering of Model A Fords that's held each year in a different part of the region. These cars range in condition from "Wow, that thing runs???" to "WOW--I'm not sure I'd let that beauty out on the road!" It was great seeing them again, and it was a lot of fun to see these amazing vehicles with their dedicated owners.

As always, click on a photo to see the larger view.

Reflections were the order of the day, and I got lots of practice with them....all that chrome!

We had lunch at the newly opened Hamley's Steakhouse. Hamley's is predominantly a leather working business with some AMAZING saddles being crafted there. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places & is just gorgeous. They were kind enough to allow me to shoot in there--I was a little surprised as so many times you're told no, either graciously or not so! This Tiffany lamp was in the entry; easily 4 feet across & absolutely stunning, I can't imagine the cost on one this spectacular.

And I took advantage of the location to get a portrait of my husband with his parents on this fabulous triple throne:

Then it was back to the cars. These people feel about their vintage transportation the way all my fellow photographers feel about their gear, and it shows. Most of these cars were beautifully restored and incredibly cared for.

And my favorite "personalization"!

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