Cruising through Ararat, my eye was bludgeoned by a brilliant red truck, and I thought to myself, Santas in red suits notwithstanding, that’s got to be the reddest thing I’ve seen all day!
So, we pulled up so I could get some shots, and while I did the owner came over from his shed for a chat. Robert has owned the International R190 for eight years, six of which were spent restoring it. He takes it along to a few shows, even attending one in Alice Springs, which must have been an amazing and, frankly, uncomfortable trip – which is an odd thing to write, I suppose, given that this was a ‘king of the road’ in its day, and would have been used for long distance haulage, but I still doubt it was comfortable! Robert’s next project is a trailer to complement this beauty.
I love meeting classic vehicles and their owners, they’re usually more than happyto have a chat about their pride’n’joy, sometimes even willingly posing for a photo. Thanks Robert!
Do you remember the Mel and Kim song from the late ’80s, ‘Respectable’? When I saw this photo, that song popped into my head, substituting ‘reflectable’ for ‘respectable’. My mind goes to some strange places…
Anyway, I particularly like how the light coloured Citroen 2CV is reflected in the panel and side window of the dark coloured 2CV. How very reflectable.
I found this post languishing in my drafts folder, quietly awaiting posting. This photos was taken in March this year at the WACK Car Show in Horsham, when I took my new secondhand Fujifilm X30 compact camera for a test run. My first strong feeling about the camera was how addictive the electronic viewfinder (EVF) is – looking through it was like seeing everything in hyper-realism!