Classic American cars

At a recent visit to the Sinsheim Technik Museum, I enjoyed a large exhibit on classic American cars, and I was struck by the details of the car I decided to photograph them!

As part of a daytrip down to Heidelberg, we ended up going back to Frankfurt via the Sinsheim Technik Museum, which is paired with the Speyer Technik Museum (where I shot my last roll of the 52 rolls of film project).

I have heard this is the largest private auto and airplane museum in the world, easily believable if you visit. Not only does it have a Concorde, it also has Russia's Tupolev answer, and you can walk into both and walk right up the aisle. In addition to that, it has anything from the land speed record car (you know the ones that race on the Nevada salt flats), to a massive collection of Mercedes. It also has an IMAX, a huge selection of Tour de France memorabilia, and even a steam train engine display.

Oh, and it has an extensive area dedicated to war machinery, very impressive. What is fun about this museum is that all of the displays have mannequins and other memorabilia of the time related to the main display. And this is where I came up with the idea for these photos. I was walking around an area dedicated to classic American cars from the 50s and 60s, and I noticed how much effort had been made in designing the different car lights, all carefully restored to their past glory. 

I had one last roll of Portra 800, which was expiring at the end of this month, so I thought it would be fun to shoot 12 shots of the different car lights, and maybe an interesting wheel or two. If these shots came out well, they would make for a nice collage on my wall. 

So here are the photos. I won't add much commentary, other than the fact that I really like how well they came out and the colours are really great. I missed the focus on some of them as I was using a close up lens adaptor on my Rolleiflex, and these can be hard to focus precisely.