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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix - 2007

I had the opportunity to attend the annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix this weekend. For those unfamiliar with the event, it is an outdoor car festival extraordinaire. We are talking acres of historic and rare cars as well as contemporary offerings. In addition, the vintage race cars actually compete on a course that winds through Schenley Park. It really is a fantastic event, even for someone like me, who is not a 'car person'.

It is said that one can learn a lot about their interests and 'style' by looking over their images as a whole. When I look over the shots I took this weekend I recognize that my focus at the show was not the races or even whole cars, but, rather, abstract images composed of the lines and shapes of the cars. I am not at all sure what that says about me, but it seems fairly consistent over the years I have attended this event.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the weekend was watching my two youngest children set up their lemonade stand, as we live only a few blocks from the Grand Prix and there is a good deal of foot traffic leading to the event. Suffice it to say that no one could walk past our house without being urged by the kids to buy lemonade. The funniest part was when I returned to find the seven year old out manning the stand by herself. When I asked her where her older brother was she said sarcastically (while making little quote signs with the second and third fingers of each hand) "He said I should keep selling while he goes on 'TV break' ".

Here are some offerings from this years Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix:



Front Grill

Hood Painting

Body Abstract
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