Events

A Feast of Cars

Every year Rockville holds a great free show of antique and vintage cars. A couple of us went to this year’s show last Saturday, and got to see 550 cars spread out over a large field.
One of the first things you notice is how great car colors used to be:
 

© Chris Graham
© Chris Graham

 
The classic shapes also look good in black and white:
 
© Van Ngo
© Van Ngo

 
There are a few extremely old cars, like this 1912 E-M-F (which last year drove 10,000 miles back and forth across the U.S.):
 
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering

 
© Chris Graham
© Chris Graham

 
There are 32 different car clubs at the event, so you can see many types of vintage cars:
 
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© Van Ngo

 
1970 Morgan  © Victoria Pickering
1970 Morgan – © Victoria Pickering

 
Lots of enthusiastic spectators come to the show, and the car owners are happy to explain everything about their cars:
 
© Chris Graham
© Chris Graham

 
© Van Ngo
© Van Ngo

 
Many of the details on the cars are awesome:
 
© Van Ngo
© Van Ngo

 
© Chris Graham
© Chris Graham

 
There are also a couple of large utility vehicles, including a Rockville 1963 Mack firetruck with these wonderful dials:
 
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering

 
And if you can’t afford a vintage car, there is a flea market there selling vintage toy cars, old license plates, classic car magazines, and other memoriabilia:
 
© Victoria Pickering
© Victoria Pickering

 
 

I'm a D.C. native, but have only been taking photos for about five years. Even in that time, I've seen so many changes in D.C., and am increasingly interested in photographing the things in D.C. that are temporary or may be demolished, and the people who interact with the city. When I'm not out photographing, I'm a web developer.