finned

Finned

 

That's finned and not fined. There is a big difference. Finned and I got to see some wonderful concept cars at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and have a great meal with my buddy Jim Nash. Fined and I am out of pocket for something I'd rather not spend money on.

 

 

bel air

Bel Air in the Fog

 

Sunday morning, Josh and I went for a drive and had breakfast out. He was driving and quickly learned to handle my sudden screams of "Stop!" He never even complained. This is one of the resulting photos. 

I love to drive around in the morning with no destination in mind. I never know what I will find.

 

grilling time

Grilling #3

 

If you have ever lived in the US for an extened period of time, you probably know that labor Day weekend is the official close of the summer grilling season. That is not to say that we won't fire up the grill a few more times before winter sets in. Any back yard BBQ from here on out is considered post season play.

I didn't grill anything over the holiday weekend, but my Friend Jim and I did run into another kind of grill and I thought you might enjoy a few shots.

 

Grilling #2

 

Grilling #1

 

Enjoy your Thursday Folks. The weekend is only a day away.

 

thursday packards

Hoodie?

 

Dayton is lucky enough to play host to America's Packard Museum. I had been to the venue once before as part of a corporate event and always wanted to return during the day, when I could put my camera to good use.

 

Packard Window Art

 

The museum is located in an old Packard dealership and by matching the period cars with the proper building, the museum has hit a home run. When you walk in, you are immediately immersed in the experience. Walking from the show room to the old maintenance area, you get the feel of both the front end and the back end of the dealership.

 

Show Room 3

 

Show Room 2

 

The cars range from the turn of the twentieth century to the mid fifties, when the Packard went out of production. During this era, cars were bathed in design details that you can't see on modern automobiles.

 

Rad Cap

 

Mirrored

 

Silver Goose

 

This was my first time shooting cars and I struggled to find a good way to shoot the wonderful lines I found, given the poor lighting in the museum. Still, I had a fantastic time trying.

 

Cockpit

 

Lines

 

Vented

 

With a spare afternoon to spend in Dayton, most people automatically think about visiting the incredible U.S. Air Force Museum. I don't blame them, the AF museum is incredible. However, If you prefer cars over planes and missiles or if you have already seen the jets, the Packard museum provides an outstanding alternative.

 

Red Truck

 

Packard Sign

 

Show Room 4

 

From early race cars and dump trucks to vehicles owned by MacArthur and Al Capone, the museum's collection is really impressive. Go and see it, you really won't be disappointed.

 

A quick note: While going back and researching facts for this post, I noticed that I was only charged $5 to enter the museum, the senior rate. This was the day before my fiftieth birthday. Do I really look like a senior already? Don't you have to be retired to be considered a senior?Maybe I should just relax and enjoy the discount.