In general, when planning what events to go and shoot, I try and mix it up a bit. I try and focus on more than just one area of car culture, as it is one of the most diverse cultures in the world. Although I will be the first to admit, there are a few exceptions to this rule. Some motorsport or car meets I just can't miss each year, the Loyola Classic Car Show being one of them. Let me care to explain why.
The first reason would have to be the actual grounds themselves. Not only is Old Loyola a great backdrop for shooting classic cars, but the grounds in general provide some great angles to shoot from.
Although I'd hate to know Loyola's yearly gardening bill, the vibrant flora certainly adds some colour to the photographs.
There is one negative that I can find though and that is the various shadows which often trips me up, causing myself to take underexposed photos (my enemy!). But in some instances, they can work just fine.
Reason number two is the range and quality of cars that show up every year. Even though I love seeing slammed Japanese nuggets as much as the next person, it is also reassuring to see people take care of what is and what will be historic treasures of the automotive world. From American and Australian muscle...
...to European works of art.
You are almost guaranteed to get distracted by certain details or colourful cars that catch you're eye and drag you metres away from the car that you were just admiring. Is that a Toyota MR2 I see?
Why yes it is! See what I mean, I'm still getting distracted!
The final reason has to be the most important, the people. It's not only a very family orientated event, but you are sure to meet and catch up with other like minded car enthusiasts.
So that wraps up this years coverage of the Loyola Classic Car Show. Check out the bonus images below and I'll see you all next year!