#autoside tuesday

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classic american convertible, used in the parade of drivers in 2012’s formula 1 race at the circuit of the americas

today being veteran’s day, i thought for this #autoside tuesday i’d post a classic american car in red, white, and blue.  this beauty was used in the parade of drivers who raced in the first formula one race at austin’s circuit of the americas track, back in november of 2012.

i got to be there, photographing the race and the track for austin monthly‘s blog.  it was loud and awesome and such a feast for the eyes to have 24 classic convertibles from the 60s along the track.

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old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

old wagon in the cherrywood neighborhood, shot with iphone4S

this spooky guy seemed appropriate for a post-halloween post.  i think it’s a ford falcon station wagon from the 60s.  on an overcast day, in front of a yard where the tree has dropped a lot of its leaves, it goes from cool and retro to bleak and hearse-like pretty quickly.

if it were mine, i would paint it bright shiny red and head to the nearest drive-in to take in a double-feature of awesome B-movies.

#autoside tuesday

ford scout, spotted on a walk on the east side of austin / shot with iphone 4S

scout sportstar, spotted on a walk on the east side of austin / shot with iphone 4S

a little internet research taught me that these guys, built by international harvester between 1961 and 1980 (according to wikipedia), are pretty rare and sought after in the world of vintage SUV enthusiasts.  austinites seem to love them.  understandably.  they are awesome and i would totally love to get one for myself.  i wonder what kind of gas mileage they get…

#autoside tuesday

turquoise scout, shot with iphone 4S, east side austin

turquoise scout II, shot with iphone 4S, east side austin

in my 5 years in austin i have lived in 4 distinct parts of the city, including about a year and a half in the heart of the east side.  it might be the best #autoside spotting grounds in all of austin.

many an awesome scout (like this guy) live over there, and i love coming across them.  it’s like finding some rare (or not so rare but really cool) beast while on safari.

 

#autoside tuesday

you scream and you hollah 'bout my chevy impala

you scream and you hollah ’bout my chevy impala, shot w/iphone 4S, near zilker park

despite having posted 100s of #autosides on instagram, i’m still not always the best at identifying what kind of car i’m looking at…but i’m getting better.  and, luckily, car companies tend to emblazon it somewhere on the body of the car.

#autoside tuesday

gorgeous cadillac deville, shot w/iphone 4S, east side austin

gorgeous cadillac deville, shot w/iphone 4S, east side austin

one of the ongoing themes in my instagram stream is #autoside.  i love love love old cars–mostly 60s and 70s models.  whenever a car catches my eye, i take a straight shot of the length of it wherever it’s parked.  i always use the hashtag, so if you look for it on instagram you should see a fair number of my images among the 1000s of photos others post under that tag.

i’ll keep posting favorites here every week :)