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American Muscle Car

Spring Car Show Season

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 400 1/1000, 1/250, 1/60 f/16 Lr4, HEP1; PsCS5

A Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport circa 1969 displayed at the Corvettes West/Ronald McDonald House car show, Rancho Cucamonga, California on April 1, 2012.  The view of the flag through the cut-out in the hood juxtaposed against the large chrome and black engine and body color scheme made titling this post a “no-brainer”.


Flag Bearer

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 36mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is another campus of Le Cordon Bleu on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California.  Some observers report seeing students lined up on the roof removing their toques, holding them in front of their hearts and pledging allegiance to the flag as it is raised in the morning, and then doing calisthenics including jumping jacks with pots and pans clattering in their hands.  Rumor has it that at the end of the school year the students are lined up on the ledge on the periphery of the building, and those that passed are allowed to step down as they are presented with their diplomas.  Those that failed are pushed over the ledge.  There is some evidence to substantiate this fictive claim by alcohol addled sous chefs as there are blue and pink lines drawn on Colorado Boulevard in front of the building to indicate the landing zone.  However, there have been reports of occasional sightings of failed culinary students maning the grill in Arby’s restaurants.

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