After missing Artomobilia in 2018, I was able to make the show again in 2019. Again, late model cars seemed to dominate the show over antique, classic or custom vehicles. As a photographer, I’m more interested in seeing the older cars where the mechanical aspects of the car are visible instead of being covered up. I believe it makes for more interesting photographs, especially at a car show such as this where there are large numbers of people around each and every vehicle. Unless you want several people in your shot, you are going to have to take detail shots or be very frustrated as a photographer.
Some interesting vehicles at this year’s show:
- BMW 3.0CSi
- 1956 Chevrolet BelAir
- 1954 Chevrolet 3100 Truck
- 1953 Willys Overland MD (M38A1)—included in this vehicle display was a M2 Browning, a M1 Garand, a M1 Carbine and two 1911 pistols. If he had a M1941Johnson Rifle with his display, I would have given him “Best of Show”. Pretty cool.
- 1930 Ford Model A Speedster
- 1929 Ford Highboy—a beautiful hotrod.
- 1932 Ford Roadster—another beautiful hotrod.
- 1965 VW Beetle
- 1951 Packard 250 Convertible
- 1967 Austin Healey BJ8—this was a phenomenally beautiful Austin Healey owned by a local high school teacher.
- 1954 Jaguar XK120