In addition to everything else that went on this summer, I got the opportunity to hang out with some guys on just about a weekly basis who shared one of my strongest passions, cars. Through work I end up meeting John Haack, who along with his brother Joel, are part of the Thursday Night Garage Association. While my family was in Texas over the summer, I was able to spend time at their shop, usually a couple times a week, along with the other guys who regularly showed up, and talk about, look at, and work on some really cool cars.
With our new baby close to being due, and everything else that's been going on, I haven't been able to make it over for shop night but a couple times over the past two months. And, I know that once our little blessing does show up, it'll probably be a while before I make it back out there again. Luckily, I was able to participate in one last crusade with these guys and the rest of their car club. The TNGA Car Show that the Haack's host at the close of every summer, a perfect way to go out.
The turn out was great, two-hundred something cars, and probably double or triple that in people. There was food, music, a dyno, and lots of cool rides. This was my first year so I had no idea what to expect out of the TNGA crew, but boy they did not disappoint. I'm already anticipating next years show.
So on to the pics. I made the first pass with my 16mm, just trying to gather up shots of a majority of the cars. Later I made a second round with the 18-55mm and a tripod to get some of those close-ups and a few more dramatic, "artistic" if you will, shots. I planned on getting the model year of everything I shot, along with a few details to add to each image, but in the excitement I spaced on it. Something I hope to improve on next year. I got a total of 609 shots, with 140 or so making the final cut, and here they are.
At this point I've noticed that I have a weird fetish with the back's of cars.
There's a frontal shot.
Good looking rear though, just saying.