Sunday, February 19, 2012

SOOC - Tulsa Car Show

My grandson Willy and I spent most of Saturday at the Exotic Car Show held in the QuikTrip Center at the Tulsa Fair Grounds. We saw literally hundreds of beautiful cars; hot rods, sports cars, dragsters, antique restorations,  and more. I was like a kid in a candy store and took over 200 photographs that you will be seeing for months. For sure, Ruby Tuesday is set for the next year.

Most of these cars are from the 1930's, through the 1970's. Some have been carefully brought back to showroom condition with a lot of effort to match original equipment. Others like the one featured today have been modified into an exotic car with the essence of the original car but with many custom modifications. In most cases they are improvements on the original with the addition of more powerful drive trains and lots of chrome. Mirrors are laid out on the floor beneath the car to reveal the finely painted undercarriage and Chrome exhaust system.   They are genuine works of art.

This gorgeous yellow exotic in today's post started out as a 1933 Ford Phaeton.  It preserves the style of the original with major styling and drive train improvements. It is beautiful, powerful, and one of a kind. Sitting next to some of these beauties may be the owner / designer / builder of the car who likes nothing better than to have the visitor compliment him on the car and ask questions regarding the design.

Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC) is a meme for photos that have not been tweaked or altered. In other words, straight out of the camera.

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Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sure Willy enjoyed the show as much as you - however, I can see why Susan stayed at home. It's the sort of thing my husband and son would have gone to together, whilst Sharon and I went shopping!
However, I can totally understand why the owners are so proud of their completed work.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I'd like to go there today. We'll see what's on the agenda.

Great photo, love that car.

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

They say yellow is the safest colour for a car to have in the traffic. This was sunshine on wheels :-)

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I haven't been to a truly great car show in ages. I would sooo like to make the trip over, but other things are on the agenda. I am looking forward to all of the possible posts that you got from this one event.

Gunn said... [Reply to comment]

Never seen a car as shiny as this!:)