I have tried very hard to make a habit of bringing my camera with me everywhere I go in Austin. You never know when that perfect shot is going to be right in front of you or when a couple will get engaged right before your eyes. I’m so glad I happened to have my camera with me when we rolled into the Exxon and stumbled upon an impromptu car show. Actually some of them were just filling up before they went “old school” cruisin to show off their pristine “rides” and “Low-riders” I grabbed my camera and couldn’t resist snapping a few shots right there at the gas station. I’ve always been mesmerized by old cars that are well-kept and loved with so much passion. Cars are sexy mmmkay… I’ve had a love of cars that goes back to when I was a kid. I can still recall sneaking into my sister’s room and reaching under the bed for the tire shaped Hot-Wheels carrying case, you know the one!
The smell of plastic and the sound of them whizzing through the kitchen on the linoleum as they flew off the launchpad (the kitchen step going into the living room) into the shag avocado green sea of carpet with the explosive sound added for full effect!
So when these low-riders and classic cars surrounded the gas station I became very nostalgic for those mini cars that gave me endless hours of enjoyment. A huge thanks goes out to my dad for igniting that love of cars and for sharing his hobby with me and my sister. He could name the make and year of the car just by looking at the tail lights. I can still recall falling asleep to the hum of his old 1953 army green Chevy pickup and as we drove home…with no seat belt of course.
Seeing these cars at Exxon all slowly drive by made me realize that I have always loved the look, the sleekness, the curves and the rainbow of colors that they come in. Just take a look at these lovelies I was able to capture while they were filling up. Dad did always want a boy… at least I got your love for cars pop! 🙂
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