This is a very, very exciting week here at The Hollow! Since we’ve signed up to Google+, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in visitors and traffic here, so to start with we’d really like to send a warm welcome out to all our new visitors! Thank you for visiting, we really appreciate that.
I was also recently asked to test and review a new HDR merging application. Given how busy we are here at The Hollow, I always get a little nervous about trying something new as we really are hopping at full speed as is to keep up with everyone. I tested the Everimaging HDR Photo Pro product and am absolutely delighted with the results; so much so it appears I plan on using this new product exclusively for our HDR processing moving forward here! I’ll be writing a review of this product in the next 24 hours or so, so if this is of interest to you please do stay tuned.
In the meantime, we’d love to share a few new images with everyone today. Over the weekend, Mrs. Toad and I attended the Antique Truck Show in the Cowichan Valley here. It was an absolutely wonderful experience, and we came home with a TON of new photos to share with everyone. We also made a few new friends; trucks are a definite weakness of mine and I tend to hop about talking to anyone who will listen…
I don’t know about you, but when I was just a lil’ tadpole I always wanted ride on toys. Pedal, push or ultimately gas-powered, it mattered not… if it was steerable and had wheels, I wanted it. Now that you mention it, I still do.
This is what I believe to be a hand crafted gas-powered ride on toy. Modeled after an early generation Model A Pickup Truck, this fully functional gas-powered truck was a show-stealer. I have a few conventional images of folks riding around in this, we’ll share those later, but for today we thought we’d start this new series off with this great shot.
This 1919 Oldsmobile truck was just incredible to behold. Weathered and well-used, this truck was in amazing condition. There was a perpetual large group of folks circling this truck so it was hard to grab some photos of it without extra people in the scene. The engine had an exposed valve train; if I recall, this would result in little fountains of visible oil jumping up and onto the exposed valves. Tolerances were very loose in comparison to today’s high-tech engines, and when the owner flashed this gorgeous unit up, it rattled and shaked and rolled… just the way I like things!
Definitely a work in progress, this awesome 1936 International C-30 truck is ready for a new owner to bring her home and complete the project. The intricacy of the grill, and the rolling lines of the fenders and cab display wonderful aspects of this classic old truck. I suspect the air conditioning doesn’t work here, and the ride wouldn’t be the same you’d experience in your typical modern Cadillac, but you’d be riding in style, that’s for sure!
I have no doubt this person has more invested in their fully restored 1946 Fargo than we have in our entire house. Spotless and impeccable, this gorgeous truck sits so very pretty you’d be hard-pressed to believe she’s about 65 years old now! This beauty is far from retirement, though, and has many years left for everyone to enjoy.
The color of the truck and the incredible woodwork for the back deck really created a vibrant scene to enjoy. I love all the swooping lines and curves here, this is definitely something you don’t see much of in modern designs.
This is just our first post of our new series we’re going to title “Toad Truck”. If you love old and antique vehicles anywhere near the way we do, we really encourage you to stay tuned this week for the upcoming posts! Thanks so much for visiting today, please feel free to leave us any comments you may have as we truly love to hear from all our visitors!!