A Level Of Detail

Posted: 11th April 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Vette to Victoria
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Make no mistake about it, the Chevrolet Corvette is quite the car right off the assembly line.  Many owners love to personalize their cars, and the amount and type of customizations out there are limited by your imagination only.  And that’s kind of funny in a way, the Corvette isn’t a high production number car in any given year.  This phenomenon has to be attributed to the unbridled passion and love most Corvette owners have for the brand and their cars.  There can be no other real explanation.  Today’s post takes a close look at two modified Corvettes.  Join us as we head back to the “Vette to Victoria” long weekend hosted by the Victoria Corvette Club in the spring of 2012.  It seems so strange that this terrific long weekend of events and shows happened almost a year ago now.  How time flies when you’re having fun, I guess!

Show 'n Shine - Vette to Victoria - Victoria, BC, Canada

Show ‘n Shine – Vette to Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

Mrs. Toad and I spend the Saturday of the long weekend at the Show ‘n Shine car show hosted at the local Chevrolet car dealership.  As the day progressed along and most entries had arrived, setup and prepared, and were in full-blown show-mode, we wandered the lot with camera in hand checking out the cars and meeting the great folks.  When you visit a show of this scale, you come away with a much broader sense as to the exact size of the community of enthusiasts that make up these types of meets.

This car was specifically detailed by the owner to suit their taste.  The dash insets in this shot are wood-grain accents that can be ordered as a kit and applied to the interior, like it is here.  The results are a slightly changed perception of the interior, one that is personal and appreciated by the owner and all who popped by during the day to check this out.  I thought it added a touch of class to the cockpit.

Show 'n Shine - Vette to Victoria - Victoria, BC, Canada

Show ‘n Shine – Vette to Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

Under the hood of the same car we find carbon fiber accents everywhere.  Once again, these are subtle additions and enhancements made to the car that change slightly the overall look while still maintaining the essential “Corvette” feel to the car.  These are the things that make cars like this stand out in a crowd.

Show 'n Shine - Vette to Victoria - Victoria, BC, Canada

Show ‘n Shine – Vette to Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

Parked right next to the car above was this one.  Much less subtle.  Yet still quintessentially Corvette.  The graphics on this car are not actually painted on.  This is a massive vinyl type decal that is carefully and precisely designed and created for the car.  Even the checkered flag details on the mirror include this treatment.

Show 'n Shine - Vette to Victoria - Victoria, BC, Canada

Show ‘n Shine – Vette to Victoria – Victoria, BC, Canada

During the long weekend we met many folks from all over.  There was a large contingency of cars that came up specially from the United States for this long weekend event.  This really added a terrific dimension to the entire weekend, allowing us all to see a wide variety of cars, styles and types.  Friendly faces were to be found everywhere, and all you had to do was walk up to a car with a smile on your face to realize you had just met a long-lost friend who you were going to share the next 20 minutes with talking passionately about these cars.

As spring arrives, soon to give way to summer, the season for the car shows starts to unfold in front of us.  It’s going to be an exciting year, and we hope to have many adventures to share with you all here.

Thank you so much for your visit to The Hollow today!  We always love to hear from all our visitors, so please do feel free to leave us any comments you may have!  Until next time!




  1. avatar Ron Wilson says:

    Hi again Toady – I didn’t know that you’re a car buff. I have a 1969 four-seater Moggie. See it at artistwilson.com/morgan.htm it’ll be at Heritage Acres on Sunday April 14th, 2013.
    Chers
    Ron

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      Hey Ron!! I am a car fanatic of the very highest order, my good friend! Heritage Acres; is that at the old Saanich Artifact Society on the Pat Bay Hwy? Hmmm, we’re up in the Cowichan Valley, but I would love to come down and see you and that gorgeous car of yours! I’ll talk it over with Mrs. Toad and we’ll see what can be done!!

  2. Awesome photographs Mr Toad. The close ups are gorgeous (I reckon I could live with the swanky interior shown in the first photograph).

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      Thank you so very kindly, Joseph, that really means an awful lot to us my friend!

  3. I am always amazed by some of the detailing that people add to their vehicles to make them unique. The interior of the first car is sweet, to say the least. I am used to seeing walnut and other wooden inlays in cars from the home land but not so much on American muscle.

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      A little personal touch, eh, Mark? Fabulous comments, my good friend, thank you for taking the time to visit us here and leave these for us, and all our visitors, to enjoy!

  4. Great presentation with these, the detail and color in these are just wonderful!

  5. avatar ken bello says:

    It must be Corvette week!!! I love to attend these events. there is so much joy in the air.

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      You share this passion, Ken? You just gotta come to the island sometime one summer, and we’ll go around taking all the shows in together! We have a ton of ’em up here, every year! Thanks so, so much for your kind visit here, we really appreciate it!

  6. avatar Rick Louie says:

    Really dig that carbon fiber treatment! It’s that time of year when you start seeing the nice cars and cycles coming out. I’m getting excited!

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      You and I both, Rick! I love your work in the automotive field, and I can feel the excitement building for both of us for the coming summer! Best wishes to you, good sir, and many thanks for your gracious and kind visit!

  7. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    Your love of cars really comes through your images and post Toad.

    • avatar ToadHollowPhoto says:

      Gosh, thanks Len! That’s really nice of you to say, and we sure do appreciate both your visit and your comments!

  8. Very nicely done, Toads … what do you think of the new Vette?? I have to say the Stingray is awesome – except for those tail lights which look like they got pulled out of the Camaro bin!! Ack!