For the lovers of cars ...

I have been shooting photographs of cars for over ten years now. I have boxes full of photos from car shows. It is not a secret: I love cars and I love driving!

At some point last month, I went into the town of Rosseau, Muskoka to get a pie and some coffee when my buddy and I noticed that there was quite the commotion around. Rosseau is a tiny town: one general store, one liqueur store (here in Ontario you can only buy alcohol at a government owned "Liquor Store"), a couple of places to buy coffee and that is about it. Therefore, when we saw the multitude of people walking around and cars parked on the sidewalk, my good friend and I decided to investigate.

It did not take long, by following the crowds to find that there was a car show going on. There were no tickets to be bought - there was just a box to drop-off a donation: whatever one could give was enough. I put-in a twenty for the two of us and we just wandered-around for a while.

I love colours and I think the cars there were not just cars. In my opinion those were works of art. I know many would probably disagree but for a car enthusiast - that morning was fantastic. I forgot all about the pie, coffee and everything. All our other friends had to wait back at the cottage for us for quite a while.

My buddy Ali and I fully enjoyed our time there though. We got lost between the cars, talked to people and had a great time altogether. I was extremely surprised that there were so many cars there (for such a little town). I was not aware that Rosseau held such car shows and I think I will make a point in going there next year too, if I am in the surrounding area.


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davenmidtown 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

I agree completely that restored and renovated cars are a work of art. My brother-in-law restores old cars as a hobby. I have always been of the opinion that old cars have their own personality! Great hub...


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you Mr. Davenmidtown - indeed, old cars do seem to have their own personality. Great comment!


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davenmidtown 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

Most welcome my friend...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I owned a '55 T-bird and a '61 Corvette, back in the days when they were plentiful. What fun that was!


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Wow ... you owned some "beasts" Mr. Will! I can only imagine ... I am not sure if driving will ever be that much fun again. Thank you for dropping by. Cheers!


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

These are some really cool machines.


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Awesome pics. Great photography. I go to the GoodGuys show at Del Mar every year, since it is only 30 minute drive. I should go through some photos and make a post - Great hub and idea. Thanks!


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you for stopping by Alladream74. I think they're pretty cool too - that's why I stopped and photographed them. The paint jobs alone on some of these cars ... mind-blowing!

Cheers!

Mr. Tsmog, thank you for the kind words and let me know if you post some photos from car shows. I would certainly stop by. All the best.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Mr. Happy, and what an increadible hub yours is. I love the pictures as well - awesome - voted such!

John


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I am happy You enjoyed the photographs Mr. Sarkis. Thank You for the visit. Cheers! : )


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sharewhatuknow 4 years ago from Western Washington

WOW, I love those muscle cars. My husband who is 52, and you, should get to know each other. Both of you are cars, cars, cars, ...!

Awesome hub and voted up!


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank You Mrs. Sharewhatyouknow!

Indeed I love cars and driving. When it comes to custom cars such as the ones I photographed for this hub, I think they are works of art. People put an incredible amount of time and energy into them!

Thank You again for stopping to read and comment.

Cheers!


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sharewhatuknow 4 years ago from Western Washington

The pleasure is all mine Mr. Happy.


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Man of Honour 3 years ago from Isle of Man

Great pictures. Really like the Red SS at the top. Beautiful car.


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Mr. Happy 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank You for the comment Man of Honour.

I love that SS too ... a Beast of a car! lol

All the best!

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