Posts Tagged ‘Hot Rod’

There are as many variations of custom cars as there are enthusiasts who design and build them.  I think that’s one of the best parts about being a “car guy”, there’s always something out there to tickle your fancy no matter what your preference or taste is.  Now that summer is just a fleeting thought […]

Buckets come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, many with different intended uses.  Hands-down, the coolest bucket that I know of has to be of the Ford T-Bucket variety.  These highly modified cars tend to only loosely resemble the original car that motivated their creation, and they all stand out as unique and personal expressions […]

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 […]

1972 Dodge Charger Limited Edition 440

Posted: 18th April 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The seventies were a tumultuous time for the fan of the classic American muscle car.  As the early seventies came into focus we saw the first oil embargo hit North America, and with it came the ultimate demise of the era.  Detroit was desperate to maintain the image of producing the finest hot rods, but […]

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 […]

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 […]