Vintage vehicles lined several blocks of a residential neighborhood just off the main drag, Minnesota State Highway 60. The location was perfect for those wishing to check out downtown Kenyon.
A RECENT CAR SHOW in Kenyon, at this southern Minnesota community’s annual Rose Fest, presented a multitude of photo ops.
I’m always drawn to details like this die on a lock.
I focused on the shiny, the unusual, the beautiful, the interesting, the whatever caught my eye.
I called this a hippie van.
And between all that photographing, I met John, a former co-worker of my husband, and John’s wife, Diane. John and Randy had not seen each other in something like 35 years, when they worked together at a Rochester automotive parts store. John recognized Randy first. It was a wonderful moment, to see these two guys reconnect.
So sometimes it is not all about the cars. It is about the people and the moments. And rats if I didn’t fail to photograph that reunion.
Enjoy these images from the Rose Fest Car Show, minus John and Randy.
I prefer original, but some guys like to modify their cars.
Love the graceful curves of this Bel Air.
A mini version of the car always draws my artistic attention.
Composing this image, I appreciated the melding of car and beautiful house. Turns out the house is a funeral home.
So many trophies I wondered if everyone gets one.
I’m ever watchful for shiny bumpers and reflections.
Remember going to the A & W drive-in?
I still don’t understand this staging.
Always appreciate the dice.
A Chevy my husband likely wishes he owned.
Copyright 2014 Audrey Kletscher Helbling