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October 29, 2008

Car Photo of the Day: Do not adjust your set….

Filed under: Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 8:13 am

I normally throw away completely out of focus photos such as this. I just could not do it with this photo though. It has some redeeming aspects, though very little in the way of real quality.

I took this photo while hanging out the back of the E-type as we ascended the Red Lodge side of the Beartooth Highway towards Yellowstone on the first day of the 2006 GTTSR. (I heard this week that they plan to drive the Beartooth again next year after a two year absence!) I was holding onto the luggage rack with one hand and shooting photos with the other while we drove like madmen up this section of highway:


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The image captures the spirit of that particular time very well. So I kept it.

8 Comments

  1. Sunbeam Tiger…;)

    Comment by vrooomie — October 29, 2008 @ 8:25 am

  2. BTW, it’s a great foto! Dynamic, evocative of the essence of what it is to rip through twisty bits in a sports car! Glad you kept it!

    Comment by vrooomie — October 29, 2008 @ 8:27 am

  3. CHUCK!! Lookee!!

    http://www.sweetauto.net/gallery/files/1/1966-Sunbeam-Tiger-Purple-Hardtop-fa-lr.jpg

    tTHAT’S the poiple Tweety’s gonna be! I could do w/o the Billy Bob Bubba wheels and tow bar mount, though…”_)

    Comment by vrooomie — October 29, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  4. I bet you a lunch that purple Tiger has a small-block Chevy in it.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — October 29, 2008 @ 8:50 am

  5. I’d not bet agin ya….I like lunch.

    “_(

    Comment by vrooomie — October 29, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  6. Hairpins and a race with a Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger. Fantastic. Which reminds me I must get my Monte Carlo Historic application in…

    Comment by Mad Dog — October 29, 2008 @ 9:30 am

  7. The real question is “what’s the car behind the Sunbeam appearing over the #28?”
    I say Healey 100:)

    Comment by jculpjr — October 30, 2008 @ 4:28 am

  8. Hrmm…windshield looks *kinda* right, JC! ….:)

    Comment by vrooomie — October 31, 2008 @ 4:30 am

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