Classic Cars get Showcased, Ugly Cars get Covered!

About 2,000,000 (according to Hemmings) people are in car and truck clubs in this country, including their families and enthusiasts of all kinds. I for one love a beautiful exotic or hot rod classic.

Our automobiles serve us in so many ways, moving us from place to place, but they also bring people together for a common interest or goal. Besides auctions, almost every car-related event is club oriented. Swap meets, shows, including the major auto shows, cruises, rallies, tours – everywhere cars gather, a club organizes it and is involved. People with a common interest ~ love for the automobile.

For some it takes us back in time to fond memories, for others it is just the historical design and artistic aspect of the body, and still for others it is all about the investment and ownership collection. Whatever the attraction or interest, there are a lot of people involved in this hobby.

Exotic cars have had a major place in my life personally, and professionally in research and development of automotive proprietary products, so there is an attraction there for me. I attended a ‘Concours d’Elegance’ recently, having an opportunity to photograph some beautiful and pristine classics, I am sharing here along with other photographs I have taken over the years. Enjoy!

A Car Is A Car

A car is a car
If it can ride you nearby or far

A car is a car
When it gets you in time to the bar

A car is a car
When you are addressed as Madam or Sir

But for some
A car is not just a car
It is a home
After a daylight roam
It is a home
After a nightly roam
Kind of like a homelessness 
Reoccurring syndrome

Now give me any banger of a car
I'll give it hotly showers of a sauna
Play sweet tunes to it from a guitar
By the time you watch me stand by it
And pose with an exotic cigar
Waiting to take you out to diner
You may even prefer it to a modernized jaguar

 

You see, to me
A car is just a car
Be it in a new silver shining coat
Or one decorated with tarnished scars
The simple reality
Is they all have similar
Passenger capacity

Whether be it a personalized 8 seater stretch limousine
Or a Ferrari with an exploding roaring engine


A car is a car
A vehicle of motion
A medium of transportation
Even when it shows signs of erosion
As long as it can move from junction to junction
I personally sanction

A car is just a car

~ Sylvia Chidi - Copyright 2006

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