Car Shows
The middle of June in Winter Garden, Florida is a beautiful place to see vintage cars on display.  We took the opportunity to meet with a few friends and take in all the sights and sounds of the evening.  Winter Garden holds a car show four times a year, and we were able to take advantage of it to do some vintage photos with some of the cars.  The car owners were very gracious to let us pose with their cars, and one even allowed us to sit in his car for photos.
Of course, vintage cars go along with patriotism.  It’s always appropriate to show our allegiance to  our fine country and the heritage of those who served during the war times.
Clothes from the 40’s and 50’s go perfectly with cars from the same era.  Candice, Fiona and Joanie are getting ready to go for a Sunday drive.
Phil and Candice, Ray and Joanie all have memories of Volkswagen buses from years gone by.  This one looks like it is ready for a road trip, maybe to a rock concert or a trip across the country.
In April our local church had a car show of their own.  There was quite a variety of cars and trucks on hand.  The day was warm and slightly breezy.  It made for a great day to look at all the cars and maybe get some good photos, too.  Most of the vehicle owners were friendly and more than willing to let talk about their vehicles.  And they allowed us to take plenty of pictures with their cars and trucks.
Oh, dear!  Is this aging star having car trouble?  It doesn’t look like she has any clue as to what might be wrong with her car.
It seems there is alway a man from the press following this star around.  The rumor is that she is married to him, but we never know for sure if rumors are true or not.  They seem to be quite friendly with each other, though.
It looks like Joanie might be in the market for a new car.  I overheard her saying that she thinks she looks good riding in a sleek convertible.
We’re ready to drive away in a new convertible.
At the end of World War II, vehicles like this truck welcomed back the troops.  Patriotism was strong in America,and we wanted to remind people of how excited the country was to welcome the soldiers back home to the country they loved and fought for.
These lovebirds look like they might be heading to Niagara Falls for a honeymoon.  Their shiny new car should take them there in style and bring them back safely.
Actually this car is a Kaiser Virginian built probably in the early 1950’s.  The Kaiser- Frazer Corporation was the only successful automaker for the first 3 or more years after the end of WWII.  They were founded in 1945.  The Kasier models were front wheel drive, and the Frazers were rear wheel drive, but higher end vehicles. Basically, production of the Kaiser vehicles was from 1946 to 1955.  In 1953 they bought the Willys company and ended up manufacturing Jeep utility vehicles from 1956 to 1970 when they were bought out by American Motors.
Old “woodies” as they were called, remind us of times when we were younger.  Ray’s family used to take cross-country road trips in a station wagon.  Kids always wanted to sit in the back.  Some station wagons had a rear-facing back seat so the kids could sit there and make faces at the people in the car behind them.
And don’t forget to stop at the service station and fill up the tank before leaving on a road trip.  There was no unleaded gas back then.  Gas had an octane rating which indicated how well the gas would perform in your engine.
Do you think this lady is waiting for her date?  Or is she just dreaming about the next fancy car she will be driving?  Or maybe she’s dreaming about Rock Hudson.  It’s hard to tell what that look is saying.
Paul Kaiser is the owner of this car. He bought the because of the name. Jeremy Kaiser we think is his nephew and he sent us the photo by Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida. They are both very nice and said we could sit in the car and take pictures. We first saw the car at the Elk’s car show in Ocala. Then again at the church car show. We hope to see it again and get more pictures.
Car Shows
The middle of June in Winter Garden, Florida is a beautiful place to see vintage cars on display.  We took the opportunity to meet with a few friends and take in all the sights and sounds of the evening.  Winter Garden holds a car show four times a year, and we were able to take advantage of it to do some vintage photos with some of the cars.  The car owners were very gracious to let us pose with their cars, and one even allowed us to sit in his car for photos.
Of course, vintage cars go along with patriotism.  It’s always appropriate to show our allegiance to  our fine country and the heritage of those who served during the war times.
Clothes from the 40’s and 50’s go perfectly with cars from the same era.  Candice, Fiona and Joanie are getting ready to go for a Sunday drive.
Phil and Candice, Ray and Joanie all have memories of Volkswagen buses from years gone by.  This one looks like it is ready for a road trip, maybe to a rock concert or a trip across the country.
In April our local church had a car show of their own.  There was quite a variety of cars and trucks on hand.  The day was warm and slightly breezy.  It made for a great day to look at all the cars and maybe get some good photos, too.  Most of the vehicle owners were friendly and more than willing to let talk about their vehicles.  And they allowed us to take plenty of pictures with their cars and trucks.
Oh, dear!  Is this aging star having car trouble?  It doesn’t look like she has any clue as to what might be wrong with her car.
It seems there is alway a man from the press following this star around.  The rumor is that she is married to him, but we never know for sure if rumors are true or not.  They seem to be quite friendly with each other, though.
It looks like Joanie might be in the market for a new car.  I overheard her saying that she thinks she looks good riding in a sleek convertible.
We’re ready to drive away in a new convertible.
At the end of World War II, vehicles like this truck welcomed back the troops.  Patriotism was strong in America,and we wanted to remind people of how excited the country was to welcome the soldiers back home to the country they loved and fought for.
These lovebirds look like they might be heading to Niagara Falls for a honeymoon.  Their shiny new car should take them there in style and bring them back safely.
Actually this car is a Kaiser Virginian built probably in the early 1950’s.  The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation was the only successful automaker for the first 3 or more years after the end of WWII.  They were founded in 1945.  The Kasier models were front wheel drive, and the Frazers were rear wheel drive, but higher end vehicles. Basically, production of the Kaiser vehicles was from 1946 to 1955.  In 1953 they bought the Willys company and ended up manufacturing Jeep utility vehicles from 1956 to 1970 when they were bought out by American Motors.
Old “woodies” as they were called, remind us of times when we were younger.  Ray’s family used to take cross-country road trips in a station wagon.  Kids always wanted to sit in the back.  Some station wagons had a rear-facing back seat so the kids could sit there and make faces at the people in the car behind them.
And don’t forget to stop at the service station and fill up the tank before leaving on a road trip.  There was no unleaded gas back then.  Gas had an octane rating which indicated how well the gas would perform in your engine.
Do you think this lady is waiting for her date?  Or is she just dreaming about the next fancy car she will be driving?  Or maybe she’s dreaming about Rock Hudson.  It’s hard to tell what that look is saying.
Paul Kaiser is the owner of this car. He bought the because of the name. Jeremy Kaiser we think is his nephew and he sent us the photo by Silver Springs in Ocala, Florida. They are both very nice and said we could sit in the car and take pictures. We first saw the car at the Elk’s car show in Ocala. Then again at the church car show. We hope to see it again and get more pictures.