We’re back with another wonderful, colorful, sunny Autumn Cruise held in Upper Sandusky, OH. This year’s event took place on September 24. What started as an overcast, grey day turned into a hot, sunny and overall great summer day. Naners and I rode the bike while following Jason (Kustom Persuasion) and his family to the show. We also stopped off at a grain depot to check out their operation as it was their 100th anniversary. Good country stuff, right there. I didn’t shoot as many photos as last year and the selection seemed to be lacking a little bit. No matter. The cars were still bitchin’ and way out of my league. I still managed to snag some good shots and have a good time.
By the way… the picture above is Nancy’s hand after she got bit by the Harley. She was trying to help me lock up the helmets and she burnt her hand on the engine. Gotta be quick or else they’ll get ya! That’s ok though. She’s fine and there was a cool little scab to pick at for a while.
Anyway, I suppose you just want to see some car photos, right? Well hit the jump and check out some of the first edits.
Nancy and I have been on the bike a lot lately. And by a lot I mean just about every chance we get. If it’s not raining then there is a good chance we are riding somewhere. All of the rides aren’t necessarily long. Mostly just rolling around our normal areas, maybe 20-40 miles. Last weekend, however, we went back to Clyde and then to the Upper Sandusky car show. Fun times were definitely had. More on that later. For now, just check out some photos I took of the bike as test shots before the show. Also included are some recent Instagram photos and a map of the ride to/from the car show.
A little while back, my mom and I rode out early one morning to get some snaps of the bikes in the wonderful morning glow. It was a nice, warm morning and a great little ride.
Lately it’s been not so great outside. Rain all day today, cloudy most other days. When it is sunny I try to get out and ride. I even ventured into Kent last week to see a friend I haven’t talked with in a LONG time. Good times were had by all. Sadly, it appears that summer has finally come to a close. The days aren’t creeping into the 70’s anymore. I’m feeling lucky if it just slides into the 60’s. It looks like I’ll soon be riding the bike to Clyde for the last time and to ready it for winter work or just storage.
So, in honor of this summer bidding us adieu, I offer up some photos of that warm mornings ride that seems so long ago. At the top of the post is what I took with me that morning on our ride. Helmet, gloves, glasses, camera bag and all that stuff. Not too much but it definitely freaks me out having that much expensive gear on that back of this motorcycle. Anyway, there are a few photos of my mom’s bike but a bunch more of mine since it requires infinitely less retouching. Check ’em out!
This is it, folks. The final set of photos from the 2015 Upper Sandusky “Autumn Cruise”. These are my picks as the best of the bunch. The top of the heap. The cream of the crop. Well, maybe they aren’t all the best but some are just favorites of mine and what’s the point of having a blog if I can’t be a little biased towards myself?
There are lots of good shots in here. Some full cars, some details, some interiors. You should know the drill by now. I love color photos of these cars but I’m a real fan of the black and white shots. I wanted to go with B&W so much more when editing all the photos but I had to show some restraint. There’s just something about old cars, the curves, the lines, chrome and adding that black & white look that just gets me. Maybe it just makes it seem even more classic.
Take a look and let me know of your favorites from this set or any others.
I have a few more photos for y’all today. These are still not my picks as the best (one more set before I can unload those) but I do enjoy quite a bit of these shots. I tried to photograph a lot of details at the car show. To me, that’s where the real beauty lies in these autos. I can look up a general image of a vehicle at any time but to see the small details is what really starts to give a vehicle a true character.
Anyway, check ’em out and stay on the lookout for more tomorrow and Friday.
I’ve been editing the photos from the Upper Sandusky “Autumn Cruise” for a little while now and I’ve finally been able to finish them all this morning. It was a long process but I think it yielded some really good photos. This set is not that. This is just the first of a few posts and the photos within consist of the “no-so-great” shots first. There’s nothing really bad about them, it’s just not what I felt were the best of the best. Check back for more soon.