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Classic Car Art

Updated on October 2, 2014

Classic Car Emblem

Sample of my friend's work. Used with Permission.
Sample of my friend's work. Used with Permission. | Source

A Tribute to the Sleek Lines and Curvy Curves of Classic Cars in Art Photography

Many of our best memories in life have to do in some way with a car. Perhaps it was your first kiss, a family vacation, or the first time behind the wheel of your Dad's Chevy. Could be the memory of the friend who had a sports car, or maybe a convertible, and you would ride around town in it. Maybe that friend with the cool car was you!

If you're old enough, you might have fond memories of the local Drive-In movie theater. That was a true celebration of cars! The movies were always secondary to the stuff happening in, on, and around the cars at the Drive in!

Cities and towns, especially in America, learned to build business around the car culture which thrived after the Great Depression and World War II. The 1950's and early 60's were a time of innocence, but the car represented a sort of rebel in all of us. Americans were beginning to wake up, to evolve, into a higher awareness, and the cars we drove took us there.

There seems to be a growing passion about preserving the memories of those times via the celebration of classic and vintage cars. Art, in the form of photography, is a fun avenue of adoration in our long time love affair with the automobile!

I ask you to take a look at the art photography of classic cars here with a fresh attitude. You might not look at a fender the same way again!

Image: Classic Car Emblem by Barb Roehler of Sun Lion Imagery

Featuring the AM Jam! Music Made the Ride Even Sweeter!

Featuring the AM Jam!  Music Made the Ride Even Sweeter!
Featuring the AM Jam! Music Made the Ride Even Sweeter!

Classic Car Shows - Nothing is as Artsy as the Real Thing!

Have you ever been to a car show? They have one at the State Fair where I live every year. I used to walk through just to get from one place to another, but always got sidetracked by those awesome old cars! They would be on display, usually with not a lot of people around, and it felt like heaven to me. It seems like every model had a story to tell, even the old trucks and wagons. It's really amazing how much the designs have changed through the years. I am especially partial to old Mustangs, but I think that's more because of fun memories I had growing up. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to Mustangs! (see link list below for some of my car related boards)

Maybe you can't take the car home with you, but we've got some great ideas for how you can celebrate your love of classic cars in your home or office!

Nice walk through of a Classic Car Showroom

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered!

....George Best

When the Car is the Star!

Classic Mustang Kickin' Grill in Black!

Classic Mustang Kickin' Grill in Black!
Classic Mustang Kickin' Grill in Black!

Never have more children than you have car windows... Erma Bonbeck

What a Difference a Frame Makes! - Think about Bringing out the Colors in your Home that Might Accent the Photograph

Pontiac No 1 Framed
Pontiac No 1 Framed

Where to hang your Classic Car Art

Some good places for great classic car art photos are places where you'll be entertaining. They make awesome conversation pieces and are a nice icebreaker. You could take a group of them and hang them together on one wall, perhaps in colors that compliment your room.

Or, if you have a spouse (ahem) that absolutely doesn't get it, a game room or "man cave" makes an awesome place to show off your favorite classic car art! I think they also work in a guest bathroom or foyer - but maybe add a nice frame for places where they will be a single showcase piece.

If you have a spare bedroom, you could do up the whole thing in a classic car theme - that's especially fun for visiting teens (boys even moreso)... but hey, I'm a girl and I love it!

If you're single and do not have a hallway full of family photos, these would look great down your hallway and give you a little boost of fun every time you pass by.

They also make a nice gift, maybe for someone who loves old cars or for someone who has a particular model you have found a nice art piece for.

Really there are endless possibilities. If you have space, you can make it work, no matter where you want to hang your classic car art!

Vote for your Favorite Classic Car!

Pink Cuda
Pink Cuda

Which Classic Car Make & Model is your Favorite?

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Vintage Bonneville Seat
Vintage Bonneville Seat

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Do you have a passion for Classic Cars? - Talk about it!

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      5 years ago

      This is a great topic. I'm so in love with classic cars. I've only owned a few, but we so enjoy going to car shows and seeing cars and motorcycles restored. We are restoring a 1974 motorcycle right now!! Blessings.

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