The February 2018 edition of Retroautos is now online on the Shannons Club website. Here’s the LINK.
This month we feature the GM’s secret concept car, the “Solaris”. It was designed in late 1961 to test styling ideas and significantly influenced the shape of the HD Holden. We’ve got the inside story and the photos.
Plus, we chat to David Davis about his Austin A105, Russell Holden shares what it is like to own a 102 year old Chevrolet and Wayne Williams, the Car Rescuer, takes us for a tour of his collection, which includes a 1956 Packard 400 and a 1962 Dodge Custom 880
On our way to camping over the weekend, I spotted this old Golden Fleece Truck.
As the weather was looking a bit dicey, I decided to try and snap the truck on the way back. We wanted to set up our tent in dry weather and luckily we did get everything setup before the rain set in.
On our way back trough Stroud, I popped in and asked the owner for permission to snap his truck. ‘No problems’ he said, so I whipped out my trusty Canon 550D and my not so trusty 18 to 55 lens.
Why is it not so trusty? Because during a trip to Canada, I fell over my own feet and the lens hit the concrete pretty hard and has not been the same since. The auto focus is a little dicey and it takes just a little longer to focus and sometimes needs a helping hand. I don’t mind and for this type of work, it suits me fine to take a little longer. I wouldn’t use it for any action shots though!
Taking this, I thought a new camera with a swivel screen would be a great idea.
This is a 3 shot HDR, with +2, 0 and -2 exposures.
The three shots are processed in Photomatix and tweaked in Photoshop.