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Elegance oozes from every corner, every curve, every surface of this car, and the crowds that surrounded it knew it was something special, even if they didn’t know the rich tapestry of history behind the famous Packard name in the automotive realm.  The chrome and finish on the details of the coach speak to the […]

Exotic Cars

Posted: 5th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Gathering
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One of the reasons we love to stroll around the local car shows in the summer is how we get to meet some of the neatest folks who are very passionate about their personal vehicle.  This love and passion almost always comes shining through in the car on display, even if it’s not in perfect […]

We’re heading back to The Motorcar Gathering 2012 held at the Queen Alexandra Hospital here in Victoria last year in today’s post, continuing our running photoblog series “The Toads At The Gathering“.  We’re going to learn a little bit more about me on a personal level today as I share a story about a car […]

Summertime here on Vancouver Island always means the car shows are going full-tilt.  This is an awesome way to spend an afternoon seeing cars you just wouldn’t normally have a chance to see, and to talk to folks who love them.  Mrs. Toad and I visited The Motorcar Gathering 2012 held at Queen Alexandra Hospital […]

Most everyone has heard of the fabled Studebaker car company and the exquisite cars they designed and built in the mid-century.  And many know that this brand is long gone today.  What isn’t widely known is what happened immediately after the main plant in South Bend rolled the last car off the assembly line and […]

One of the highlights of wandering around a car show is the ability to see cars that many people know of but few have actually seen.  Whether they are highly modified creations culminating in personal visions and statements of the owners, or they are highly rare and exotic cars like the Ford GT, these chances […]

As spring approaches, the trees are showing signs of budding, certain flowers are starting to peek out from under the cloak of winter’s cover and a young man’s thoughts turn to sports cars.  My love and devotion to my beautiful wife and best friend, Mrs. Toad, is well-known.  But those who know me also know […]

Car shows are a great way to spend an afternoon, giving you a chance to see vehicles you wouldn’t see otherwise and to meet the proud owners and make new friends.  You just never know what you’ll find at your local car show.  In the summer of 2012, Mrs. Toad and I stepped out and […]