Treasured Motorcars Open House 2015

As I have stated before, I’m lucky enough to live in an area that has a lot of fantastic shops that specialize in high quality car restorations.  One of those shops, Treasured Motorcars, recently held an open house to come on and check out their digs, and a few cars.   Continue reading Treasured Motorcars Open House 2015

Toyota FT-1 Concept Video Highlights

All the usual disclosures apply in that the NYIAS was too busy to respond to my press pass request.  Here’s a video

You too can become JALOPICS

Sometimes I feel like the scope of this website is all wrong. Maybe instead of showing the most expensive cars in the world I should show how to photograph the most expensive cars in the world on a shoestring budget. It’s been stated on this site before that the goal is to break even. We hope to make enough money to pay for the hosting, fees, trips and any gear that is needed. So far the site is woefully underperforming. That means most of the things that I do are free to extremely cheap. Let me walk you through them.

AREA

I’m fortune to live in an area with automotive museums within a two hour drive. The museums that I have visited, namely the Simeone Foundation and the AACA Museum, offer a wide variety of cars that are truly exceptional. Cost of entrance is usually low and the access is unparalleled. Where else could I get close enough to touch a Ferrari 250 GTO?

Another benefit to the area is a large enthusiast community that has regular car shows and gatherings. These are usually free to the public and can showcase cars from any era and category. We also have a weekly cars and coffee type gathering where Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mclaren are expected visitors. The photography opportunities are great.

Based on the enthusiast population in the area, we also have a large number of specialty repair shops that I try to visit regularly. They tend to have many cars that would otherwise be locked away in a collection or garage. It’s important to check with the repair shop before showing up or taking pictures though. This is also a free way to get a look at some of the world’s best cars. Continue reading You too can become JALOPICS

Acura NSX – NYIAS – 2015

FULL DISCLOSURE – I contacted the NYIAS to get a press pass to attend the show free of charge.  I was unceremoniously denied a pass so I had to pay for the whole thing myself.  Hopefully next year I will be deemed worthy of a press pass.

As I sit here, I’m about a week and a half from the most important car show I have ever been to.  I’m excited but nervous, because I also know what I gave up to go to this show Continue reading Acura NSX – NYIAS – 2015

Hunt Valley Horsepower – 05/09/2015

Trying to get back into a routine of hitting Horsepowering‘s show each week.  This year has been pretty weird so far with weather but I think we finally got to a stage to see cars.  Last month it was snowing when i was there.

OK, cars below. Continue reading Hunt Valley Horsepower – 05/09/2015

BMW Race Cars – NYIAS – 2015

FULL DISCLOSURE – I contacted the NYIAS to get a press pass to attend the show free of charge.  I was unceremoniously denied a pass so I had to pay for the whole thing myself.  Hopefully next year I will be deemed worthy of a press pass.

I didn’t spend a lot of time with BMW. Continue reading BMW Race Cars – NYIAS – 2015

Subaru BRZ STi Concept – NYIAS – 2015

FULL DISCLOSURE – I contacted the NYIAS to get a press pass to attend the show free of charge.  I was unceremoniously denied a pass so I had to pay for the whole thing myself.  Hopefully next year I will be deemed worthy of a press pass.

 

I spoke last post about my love for the shape of this car (and it’s Scion counterpart) Continue reading Subaru BRZ STi Concept – NYIAS – 2015