Hot Rods & Customs at Night – 2013 GNRS Favorites

Hot Rods & Customs Long Exposure Photography

It’s never supposed to rain in Southern California! But it did and everyone attending the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show made the best of it. When the rain let up, I took full advantage shooting this vibrant 1950 GMC pickup owned by Eric Conner of El Cajon, CA.

Ya dig?

1950 GMC, Custom GMC pickup, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show

I couldn’t stop at just one… but I noticed on nearly the last couple pictures I wanted to take that my lens had water drops all over it. Luckily for this pic, you can’t really see it cause it’s hiding in the grille. There looks to be a dent below the headlight, but that’s not a dent, it’s just a water drop! (click to see the water droplets!)

GMC Pickup, custom truck, night photography, long exposure

I had so much fun with it, I decided to do a few more… (minus the rain this time)

Paul Medina’s 1947 Ford Business Coupe – Throttle Kings

1947 Ford Business Coupe, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show

1956 Ford Victoria

1956 Ford Victoria, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show
(The blurs you see are people walking by. The shutter was open for 13 seconds)

My Man Kopis’ 1929 Ford Cabriolet Traditional Hot Rod – Throttle Kings

1929 Ford Cabriolet, Traditional Hot Rod, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show

1955 Cadillac series 62 owned by Steve (last name?)

1955 Cadillac series 62, custom cadillac, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show

Outside the Suede Palace – This is the Scene

Suede Palace, 2013 Grand National Roadster Show

This isn’t a very long shutter, but I wanted to include it to get the vibe of this area. At first, it kept everyone out of the rain, but then it was the place to be for good times and a cold beverage with friends and fellow car club members. Thanks to the Throttle Kings for another example of never ending hospitality.

More Grand National Roadster Show Coverage Here

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