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I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. This hot rod Beetle was on the main floor of the show, with a chopped roof, custom wheels, a custom interior, fantastic paint, and most impressively, a massive V8 with stacks in the back where the back seat would typically go. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. The Waterford Hills Racing folks brought out a bunch of cars for their yearly Autorama booth, and this Big Healey was my favorite car of the bunch. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I took my Rolleiflex Old Standard, a twin lens reflex medium format film camera from 1930s Germany (and the oldest camera I have in my collection) out to a rallycross at Bundy Hill and shot my very first roll of film through it. There’s some sort of light leak that I need to chase down. Regardless, I like this picture of cones and cars trailing off into the distance. Matt and Dan discuss rallycross event chair stuff while Milo, the husky, surveys his wintry domain. Photo shot with a Rolleiflex Old Standard on Fujifilm Acros 100 film.

I took my Rolleiflex Old Standard, a twin lens reflex medium format film camera from 1930s Germany (and the oldest camera I have in my collection) out to a rallycross at Bundy Hill and shot my very first roll of film through it. I don’t know why the film didn’t advance to the last frame — at least, I think I advanced it to frame 12 — but the resulting double exposure, the first exposure being that of a friend, and the second exposure being that of a trio of competitors enjoying post-rallycross beers, looks kinda cool. I’ve never really played around with double exposures before; maybe I should? Photo shot with a Rolleiflex Old Standard on Fujifilm Acros 100 film.

Is there anything more classic than a MG TC Midget? I don’t think so. This beautiful example bears the proud badges of past events and club memberships, and the windshield is in the correct position — down. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

At the last Cars and Coffee type gathering at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum right before it permanently closed, I swung by with a Bronica in my bag and wandered the lot taking some pictures. Then I put the camera on a shelf and forgot about that roll of film for over a year. When I finally developed the film, the colors had shifted as a result of heat and time. I like the look — I think it looks appropriately aged, as if I had shot the frame decades ago. In the frame, we have a modern day GTI sitting next to an old Big Healey. Photo taken with a Bronica 645 ETR on what I think was Kodak Ektar 100 film.

I went to a Cars and Coffee event at M1 Concourse and brought along my Morgan, a friend visiting from out of town, and my beloved Mamiya C220 TLR camera. I shot this picture late in the morning, stepping in front of the Unimog as the driver got in and started the machine, preparing to leave the show. Fortunately, he had the patience to wait for me to take the shot, rather than driving over me as would be extremely easy to do so in something with such massive ground clearance. I kind of like the unintentional lens flare in the shot. Picture shot with a Mamiya C220 and an 80mm f/2.8 lens with Kodak Portra 400.

Every year, the Henry Ford does an exhibit where they pop the hoods open of many of the cars in the museum exhibits. I brought along my TLR and shot some pictures of the most interesting engine bays on display. The Henry Ford has one of the six Bugatti Royales, and the hood is open to allow us plebs the opportunity to gaze upon the massive engine of one of the rarest cars in the world. Picture shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Fujifilm Provia 100.

I went to Boston to visit some friends. At the end of one day on the trip, I still had two unshot frames on a roll of film. I decided that the best course of action would be to shoot pictures of my friend’s dog in the living room. I had 100 speed slide film loaded in camera, not ideal for shooting in a very dark room. Still, despite the struggle to focus in low light, and then handholding the camera for an extremely slow shutter speed, I managed to get at least one decent shot. The resulting frame was warm and moody with a touch of dreaminess stirred in. Photo taken with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Fujifilm Provia 100.