Captured: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX hood ornament

67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX

The Mecum Spring Classic is a huge muscle car auction held every May at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. This is the Spring Classic’s 25th year, but only my fourth year attending. It is one of my favorite events of the year, as it brings together two of my most favorite things: cars and photography. I love to move in close and capture a car’s interesting details. This 1967 Plymouth was one of the first cars I shot at the first Spring Classic I attended.

This year’s Spring Classic started this week. I’m taking today off work and will spend the whole day with camera in hand happily wandering among the cars. I will probably take 500 photos! It’ll take me a while to upload them all to Flickr, but after I do I’ll share my favorites with you here.

I’ve uploaded all of my photos from this auction to a set on Flickr. See the photos here


8 responses to “Captured: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX hood ornament”

  1. davidvanilla Avatar

    Beautiful photo. What a nostalgia evoker– the good old days of seven liter engines and thirty cent gasoline. So glad that era was a part of my life!

    1. Jim Avatar

      I was born too late to truly enjoy that era. I remember seeing cars like these on the road when I was a wee tot. And then came federal controls on fuel economy, pollution, and safety — and the bloated, slow cars those regulations brought. Sigh.

  2. ryoko861 Avatar

    Great shot of that hood ornament! Back then those had more meaning than they do now! They were more ornate as well. I love looking at the details! Looking forward to the pics!

    1. Jim Avatar

      I’m about to leave to go start taking those pics!

  3. Dani Avatar

    Yay! Happily awaiting more photos!

    1. Jim Avatar

      Me too!

  4. Mike Avatar

    Very nice detail captured in that photo.
    Our big show is coming up this weekend. I may have run out of new ways to photograph this subject, but it is still always great fun for me.

    1. Jim Avatar

      Thanks Mike! I’m back from the auction now — eight solid hours of walking and taking pictures. I didn’t have any fresh new approaches to the cars; I took the same photos I always take. And I felt no spark today, so they are probably all so-so at best. But so what. It was a great day just to be among the cars.

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