Outdoor Classic Car Show in Saint Petersburg in brief

This real (not replica) green Ford Cobra was a real show stopper.

I really like to photograph cars, but I very rarely get to do it on purpose.  I had no idea a classic car show was going on just a few miles from my Saint Petersburg home until I happened upon it as I was leaving a meeting about an upcoming HDR gallery exhibition.  I was very glad I did though.  There were some real beauties at the show, but I focused on the Ford Cobras and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window.

This Ford Cobra was a replica, but from this angle looked pretty true to form.

Lately I have been thinking about how only old things have any value.  For cars, to me, it is absolutely true.  These classics are beloved works of art.  I think of the cars rolling off robotic assembly lines today and think, how many will be in car shows 40 years from now?  Probably not any.

Staring up the nose of a beautiful 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window..

The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette split window is one of the all-time classics and a rarity.  It's a truly beautiful car with so much character that one cannot even compare it to any car of today, not even another Corvette.  

The split rear window of the famous 1963 Chevrolet Corvette as seen at a Saint Petersburg classic car show.

I just hope there are enough of these classic cars in good condition still around by the time I can afford one of them.  What a feeling it must be to cruise down the street in a piece of motoring history!


If you have a classic car, get it professionally photographed today!