Last week I was able to get myself a new camera. After shooting with Rod’s Canon 5D at the recent 24hrs GT3 events I knew I needed to upgrade. So I got myself the latest Canon 60D and I wanted to familiarize myself with it before I head off to the Frankfurt Motor Show. So yesterday I went to the Parkstad VAG Event to get my first shots with the new camera.
One thing I noticed when I entered the parking lot in front of the Roda JC football club stadium where the event was held was this sticker on one of the cars. For me it doesn’t matter what brand of car you drive I can enjoy all sorts of transportation as long as it has four wheels. I really need to get me one of these stickers.
I also picked up a 50mm f/1.8 lens with my new camera. The lens is a great bargain and you are able to get some really cool shots like the one above. The only problem I had was the fact that you need to be further away from the subject due to the body’s crop factor. I guess that is going to be a slight issue at the Frankfurt Auto Show because then all the people will walk in front of you.
This blue MKII is part of the Rainbow Crew just like the car in the opening picture. I’m sure I do not have to explain why they are called the Rainbow Crew?
Some famous people also showed up. I never miss the opportunity to shoot this immaculate MKI owned and build by Ron Huijzer.
I tried taking some cool detail shots of the engine with all of its cool parts like the individual throttle bodies…
…Along with the coolant reservoir that is built into the strut brace…
…And the master cylinders on the firewall.
It is no wonder this MK1 proudly wore this Edition38 souvenir from last weekend.
I also saw several cars with the ‘I ?Edition38′ sticker including this white Jetta MK1 that won best of show at the Editon38 event. I really want to give this car some extra attention so I’m planning to do a full car feature in the near future.
When you see the engine bay I’m sure you will agree it deserves a better look.
Here is the owner, Oliver Verheij busy with some blue tape to protect the white paint from stone chips just before he left.
This orange MKI is another member of the Rainbow crew.
This Golf MKII belongs to Cor Van Leeuwen the main man behind the M.I.V.W. show. It features a V5 engine from the Golf IV V5.
Some friends of mine described this as the perfect looking Golf MKII. I can’t argue with them.
A very sleek MKIII with a set of Audi monoblock wheels.
This lonely green MKI was parked in front of the stadium.
Not sure why but I had a strange attraction towards this VW Passat. This was a pretty clean example…
…And the black BBS wheels were a big attraction.
I also spotted this VW Beetle that had a lot of nice details.
Of course, I was also handing out some Speedhunters stickers to some of the people at the show, including the owner of this Jetta.