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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Muscle Cars

Pontiac Trans Am, originally uploaded by Steve-Gregory.

To celebrate Independence Day weekend we visited the Stars & Stripes American car show at Tatton Park, Cheshire. You don't need to be an American or even someone physically in America to celebrate the break from British rule! Just have a love of everything that makes this country so great. Today it is their incredible history of motorcars.

Almost every type of muscle car was on show along with trucks, rigs, RVs, bikes and more. However, the cars from the 70s interested me the most though I do like the current modern cars from Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet. Whereas the ones from the 50s really capture my Moms imagination and my Dad seemed to love those HUGE rigs and the pickup trucks.

Perhaps growing up in the 70s and 80s watching TV shows like Starsky & Hutch, The A-Team and Dukes of Hazzard is probably the main reason for my early love of the distinct American style. Funnily enough, a General Lee was present at the show. Whether this was one of the official cars is another thing but it was so cool to see it up close!

I managed to get many shots of all my favourite models by Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Plymouth, Chrysler, Mercury and Buick. However, at the time of writing this, I've not yet had the chance to go through all the images in Aperture but they'll be on my Flickr web page soon enough!

I have to say, there was some incredible cars on show. If only I could afford myself a Charger, Mustang or a Trans Am...sigh!

Keep your eyes peeled on my Flick page for the images!