Archive for the ‘The Toads At The Sportsplex’ Category

It’s really hard to believe that July is here already!  With summer just around the corner in Canada, it’s time to start planning for visits to our local car shows.  The weather is getting nice on Vancouver Island, and with it comes a bevy of sightings of classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.  In […]

Blown Away

Posted: 8th April 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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A garage door slowly opens as the first birds of spring sing in the trees and the buds begin to burst with the signs of good weather.  The silence is abruptly broken by the sound of a small block V8 firing to life.  The birds scatter and everyone in earshot strains to see where the […]

Rat Rods On Parade

Posted: 7th January 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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In a world where shiny and new is predominant in our culture I always find personal joy in exploring things that are far from that.  Car shows are quite typically full of highly polished examples of hot rods and restorations, yet a new trend has been emerging the past few years that I really enjoy…  […]

It has been a wonderful summer here on Vancouver Island this year, with weather the likes I haven’t seen in many years.  These are the perfect conditions for a car show, and when they come to town you can most certainly expect to find us wandering about the venue checking out all the awesome rides […]

When it comes to vehicle enthusiasts, we have a wide range of interests that sometimes are a bit surprising.  In today’s post we’re heading back to the “Beverly Corners Show and Shine 2013″ in our running photoblog series called “The Toads At The Sportsplex” where we’re going to check out a trio of beauties that […]

The sixties were a great time in the world of cars.  Engineers were working tirelessly on advances that saw leaps in horsepower ratings, bringing back direct experiences from the track to the shop to make core improvements in the underlying engineering.  Often times cars were over-powered and under-advertised, almost as if there was a secret […]

These posts are way too easy for me to write.  For those who know me, my deep deep love for classic muscle cars is no secret, and now that I am armed with a quality camera you can almost always find us at some car show over the summer trying to fill up memory cards […]

Growing up I wanted to be lot’s of different things; a cowboy, a lawyer, a rock star…  but never really gave much thought to being a school bus driver.  We’ve all seen the reports of ill-behaved children and all the problems they can cause for the bus driver, and quite honestly this notion never really […]

The Wilde One

Posted: 27th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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Personalities come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they even come wrapped in some of the most beautiful sheet metal you’ve ever seen.  When Mrs. Toad and I meandered our way into the Beverly Corners Show and Shine 2013 this summer, we came across one such character…  one with a terrific history and a […]

Black Lightning

Posted: 19th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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I love cars.  Yep, I know, this is a total shock and surprise to many of you, but it’s true.  I love them all.  Some of them really stand out to me more than others, almost always due to some strange connection I have with them from a youth spent under the hood.  At one […]