'57 Chev Bel Air...

... this car was immaculate and just totally GORGEOUS!! I was walking toward my car when I saw this car and the man who owned it was walking towards it... yay. I asked if I could take some shots... he was very happy to oblige :) $10,000 paint job on this baby! This car is also still a left hand drive.

I have included a colour version as well, cos the colour is what actually caught my eye at first... from a distance. http://365project.org/ozziehoffy/a-bit-more

Processed this as cinemascope... I wanted that old look...
I like the B&W. Gives it a read 'days gone by' feel.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Great vintage car! Brill shot :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous car - love it
posted May 5th, 2012  
Great Find~~ Dont ya just love that!!! Awesome Capture Have to give it a fave!
posted May 5th, 2012  
@danacarruthers Thanks Dana, that's the look I was going for... seeing as it's a '57!!!

@boogie Thanks Mags :)

@megsy Thanks Megsy... it was so shiny too!!

@ellimae I was happy that he was there cos otherwise I wouldn't have got this angle. I wanted the whole car cos this one was too beautiful to crop into an interesting viewpoint. Thanks so much for the fav!!!
posted May 5th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Just Love it and your processing to is just Great!! ..Im Glad you got to shoot the whole car! :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
This was the first family car I have a memory of. In the early 60's I imagined it was actually a James Bond car. I liked to think there was a secret button on the dash that would launch the rockets on the hood. The pointy rubber things on the front bumper were also nuclear missiles which I could fire off at any time. Good times.
posted May 5th, 2012  
@cromwell LOL Crom... such a boy!! Love it :) It's a beautiful car. Did you notice this one is still a lefty!

@ellimae Awww Ellen, thanks so much :)
posted May 5th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy -- Yup. I don't see many of those at the cars shows i visit. There's one today I think I'll go out and shoot.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Like the vintage look of this photo.
posted May 5th, 2012  
Nice car, lucky Gaz!
posted May 5th, 2012  
Excellent capture and I love it in the sepia! FAV!!! May I pin it, please?
posted May 5th, 2012  
@cromwell Any luck today/yesterday?

@clarkafb_brat Thanks John :)

@pictureitbig Very lucky Gaz, indeed. He said that every man needs a toy lol.

@marlboromaam Thanks so very much!!! Oh of course you may! I consider it an honour that you want to :)
posted May 6th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy -- Only bad. My car won't start!
posted May 6th, 2012  
@cromwell Oh no!!! Back to the horse and buggy?
posted May 6th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy Pinned and thank you!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Liked the colour version - but this one has more that old time feel:)
posted May 6th, 2012  
Cool Chev shot, the processing works really well
posted May 6th, 2012  
A great car & great processing. :)
posted May 6th, 2012  
My dream car and one this immaculate - even better. Must say, I love this version - it really captures the essence and heart of the car. This 'model' really looks like she's posing for your shoot. Fab stuff.
posted May 6th, 2012  
Yummy looking car
posted May 6th, 2012  
Gorgeous car! I'm not surprised the owner was happy to show it off to you :)
posted May 6th, 2012  
Fantastic shot!
posted May 6th, 2012  
what a great vehicle! looks great with the vintage processing :D
posted May 6th, 2012  
Great processing. They are such a cool car!!
posted May 6th, 2012  
Awesome car & great shot, love the sepia vintage look :)
posted May 7th, 2012  
@marlboromaam My pleasure, I'm so chuffed that you wanted to share it :)

@michelle58 Michelle, that's what I liked about this version too... set it in it's own "time" :) Thanks :)

@pizzaboy Thanks so much, Mick :)

@ltodd Thanks Lyn :)

@thebluegnu I hope that you get your dream car one day! Certainly a stunning car!!

@peterdegraaff lol @ yummy... but yes, yes it is! You should've seen it in real life... *sighs*

@alia_801 I think he was pretty pleased hehe... boys and their toys, right?

@tracywilliams Thanks Tracy :)

@bobbyj Thanks very much, Bobby... and the car.. oooh such a beautiful one.

@vorka Absolutely cool... Thanks :)

@sjodell Thanks so much, Sarah! :)

You all should've heard it when he started it up too... ooooh the sweetest sound, those deep rumbles... new cars just don't do that!
posted May 8th, 2012  
GAZ-OO, awesome classic!
posted June 2nd, 2012  
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