Images & Observations

White On Blue 1961 Corvette

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 28mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3; HEP1

This beauty is a classic design harking back to the Corvette’s origins.  This is a very close approximation of what “Todd Styles” and “Buzz Murdoch” would have been driving around the country in “Route 66” in 1961.  There is no shortage of white haired men at the Corvette shows, which is expected since very few other people could afford to have as a priority in their lives, acquiring and caring for a Corvette (classic or contemporary), but there still is plenty of life in both the entusiasts and the cars.  If you Google “Martin Milner” in Google Images you will note that if “Todd Styles” was still tooling around in a Corvette every day, he would also have silver hair, reality having caught up with the idealized life.

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4 responses

  1. oneowner

    I remember Todd and Buzz and the TV show, but the car was gray on my TV. You younger folks wouldn’t understand that joke. Nice shot, Wayne.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    • Ken, I read that this was the color of the original car, but the DP complained so much that he wasn’t getting enough difference of tonality in black and white and they ended up going with a different colored car in subsequent TV seasons.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM

  2. nice – that is one classy car!

    September 28, 2011 at 3:55 AM

    • Yeah, isn’t she sweet, Sheila.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM

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