Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Automotive

Weather Worn

Weather Worn

 

Tires are an expensive part of maintenance of farm machinery. As they age, the rubber becomes less pliant becomes cracked and weathered. It makes for interesting patterns.

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37 Ford Pickup

'37 Ford Pickup

 

I think that I might be a little cramped for head room in this old pickup. I’m not a big fan of the chopped top, because I like to sit up and be comfortable, but there is no denying that this is one good looking truck. It’s a very clean appearance and well presented. The gap around the the custom door frame is even all of the way around. I didn’t check underneath but I’m sure there is an adjustable suspension (air or hydraulic) to lift this baby off the pavement.

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Deep Purple

Deep Purple

 

The extended head light eyebrows on this customized 1955 Mercury add an air of mystery to the intense color of this car. The massive chrome bumper adds a weightiness to the front end of a vehicle that has had much of the other chrome trim removed. The fish eye effect of the corner of the bumper gives a view of the street life on show day.

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32 Ford Custom Rod

32 Ford Custom Rod

This 1932 Ford Tudor Sedan was one of my favourite vehicles from the Taber Cornfest Show and Shine. It was well done without anything looking over done or to excess. Everything contributed to the car as a whole. I liked the clean lines, the simple paint and the somewhat understated feel to the vehicle.

I first thought the black car would look good done in a black and white treatment but it felt lacking. The pop of the yellow wheels in the original color image was very attractive. So, at the risk of being ridiculed by my monochrome purist buddies, I dropped my bias against over done Selective Color and used it on the wheels and pinstripe. I had to go back to the RAW image and check to find out that only the upper of the two fine lines of the pinstripe was yellow, the bottom being white. Another example of the attention to details that the owner has made on this fine Street Rod.

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Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

 

The Pink Cadillac is a cultural icon, whether because of the 1989 Pink Cadillac Movie starring Clint Eastwood or the 1984 Pink Cadillac song by Bruce Springsteen, I’m not sure. I do know that the huge 59 Caddy is a whole lot of pink. So I thought I’d leave you with just the amazing bullet tail lights.

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