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A Day in the Life

Posted by – August 13, 2011

Today the fam & I went to a classic car show in our home town.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know I have a thing for classic cars.  My husband is rebuilding the engine in our 1965 Ford Fairlane right at this moment, actually, and he knows a bunch of the local car guys, so it was fun to cruise around downtown today.  I love any opportunity to shoot photos of cool stuff, so we dragged the kids along (they were disappointed it wasn’t a car RACE) and made a day of it.

Most of the cars at this show were older than I typically like (I’m a late 60′s to mid 70′s kind of gal), but there really were some fine machines out there.  I was shocked when a guy asked if I wanted to sit in his car because they normally have a big fit if you so much as touch their cars.

After walking the show we went to a Mexican restaurant downtown for lunch & margaritas.

I ordered a fish & shrimp soup, which was HUGE and super yummy.

Honestly, I’m still sort of recovering from those margaritas.  Weird.  I’m normally pretty tough.

Anyway, so that’s a day in the life of Nickie Frye.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Brace yourself for a deluge of hippie dresses & vintage boots, scheduled to start hitting the store next week.


Posted by – May 7, 2011

Well it’s Mother’s Day weekend & what did we do today?  We went to a classic car show!  Whose idea was it?  Mine!  It’s true, I love cars.  I’m a fan!  This particular show was in Petaluma, a little town about 30 miles north of San Francisco, & it was almost exclusively classic American cars.  We just bought a 1965 Ford Fairlane which needs a bit of work, but she’s a real cutie.  It was fun to walk around the show & see what people had done to restore or modify their classic cars.  I took the opportunity to shoot some pics exclusively in Manual mode for the first time.  I think I got some good shots for my first time without training wheels.  Check em out!

This is a Studebaker, NOT an airplane.

The Studebaker had this neat crystal on the hood.  Incidentally, I think this is the color we are going to paint our Fairlane when we are ready.  Pretty, huh?

Ok, obviously on the left we have a super rad fin of a Chevy, on the right is some sort of engine that impressed me so I shot it.  That’s the extent of my technical knowledge.

Check out this guy’s face!  All jacked up, even!  So tough!

This Chevy Caprice wasn’t actually IN the show, he was parked outside but I fell in love with his face & the incredible color so I shot him too.

This Chevy Whatchamacalit (HA!) wasn’t in the show either, but check out the details on this thing.  They sure don’t make cars like this anymore, do they?  Pretty color, too.

This was my favorite car.  No clue what it is, but it was super rusted & beat up.  Someone had used it’s backside for target practice, so it was full of bullet holes.  I shot a bunch of pictures of the texture of this car, but decided I was already pushing it & shouldn’t bore you beyond what you could reasonably be expected to endure.

(CUE THE SINGING OF ANGELS)  This is my dream car.  And for sale, no less!  There was actually another one (for sale, too) that had the big bird painted on the hood.  WANT!!!  So tough!

Ok, for those of you who actually made it to the end of this photo-intensive post that has nothing to do with fashion, I give you a rare shot of the Small Fryes.  Yes, these are my sidekicks, sitting in a classic bus.  They were less enthusiastic about the car show as my husband & I, & kept emphatically stating that ALL we were doing was “walking around & looking at cars”.  Poor little smurfs.  We took them to Burger King for lunch where they got Thor toys in their meals so they were happy in the end.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Hot Mama’s around there!  Keep on rockin’ in the free world.



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