Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thematic Photographic 71: "Open" v.7.0 - Open Wheel

"1964 Lotus Super Seven"
Raleigh, NC - October 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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Okay, technically this 1964 Lotus Super Seven isn't an "open wheel car" since it actually does have fenders. But it's probably as close as you'll find to a true open wheel roadster among street legal automobiles. This shot came from what was billed as a "British Antique Car Show" back in May of 2009. I say "billed as" because there were a number of cars there that even a generous definition wouldn't classify as "antique", including the much younger sibling of this car -- a 2000 Lotus Seven. And frankly, I'm not sure how I feel about the term "antique" being used to describe a car built when I was four years old. But it's a photogenic little ride, whatever you call it.
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Robin said...

The way you've shot this it looks like it's got a face :).

Daryl said...

Robin's right it has a face ..before I read what it was, I thought it was an odd looking motorcycle sidecar!

Artist Unplugged said...

What a nice face!

lisaschaos said...

He looks like a huge bug!

magiceye said...

love this composition

Mama Zen said...

It does look like a face!

And, if it isn't older than me, it can't be an antique!