Saturday, April 27, 2013
Style and Grace
I am not a car person. Nevertheless, I have fallen in love with vintage Hudsons. I like them even better than the Studebakers that were once made here. The craftsmanship in these gorgeous old behemoths is jaw-dropping.
These were taken last week at Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana. It's a Hudson Terraplane 8 from the thirties; sadly, I did not make note of the exact model and year.
There was so much to see there, but all of it was nearly impossible to photograph.The light was dim; the backgrounds were cluttered with other cars, posters, and displays; every car had a huge informational placard parked in front of the grille; people were always getting in the shot. Plus, since I didn't know we were going to stop there I had only my G9 with me, which doesn't do well in low light and had a low battery.
Still, I have been able to salvage some shots with picmonkey. These are the best of the lot.
P.S. April 28, Sunday: I've just found the "Showroom" tab on the museum website. For nice shots of some of the stars of their show, click here: Showroom. These cars seem to have struck a chord, and I thought y'all might enjoy seeing these. (Scroll over the thumbnails to enlarge each one.) Thanks for all your comments!