This week, Cee has asked us to choose a topic from the picture she has kindly provided, for her Fun Foto Challenge. Right away, the vintage car caught my eye. As you may be aware, if you read my previous post, I’m a big fan of Volo Auto Museum and since it was one of the last places we were able to visit before everything started closing down, this challenge provided a good opportunity for me to share a few more images that I captured while I was there. Thanks, Cee!
This week, Miriam, our guest host over at The Showers of Blessings, is looking for Reflections for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. On a recent trip to Volo Auto Museum, I was so impressed by how bright and shiny all the cars are and, looking at the resulting pictures, I can see how I inadvertently captured reflections, not so much of images but the lights of the various showrooms that brought out the meticulous care and attention to detail that is lavished on these beautiful machines.
This week, Tina has chosen Leading Lines as the topic for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. The following images were captured at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Spring Valley Nature Center, Navy Pier in Chicago and Volo Auto Museum.
Today’s selection for Becky’s Blue Squares challenge is made up of car parts from Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. We went there last week when our grandson came to stay with us for a short visit. I’ve been to the museum several times before and already had quite a few car images in the photo files which is where I found these shots, but I did capture a whole new set of pictures that I hope to share in an upcoming post.
Included in the topics for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, Auto fitted in very nicely with a post that I had already prepared on a trip we did to Volo Auto Museum recently. Next to baseball, one of our grandson’s favorite things is cars (the Matchbox variety) so we thought he would enjoy this family-friendly museum in Volo.
One of the things that make this museum so interesting is that many of the cars on display are actually for sale. I remember once taking our older grandsons for a visit here and listening to the two of them planning how they could scrape enough money together to buy one. It’s good to dream big!
Of course, what makes many of these autos special is the fact that they have appeared in the movies or have been owned by famous celebrities.
I have to admit, I’m not a great auto expert as evidenced by the fact that on several occasions I’ve tried to climb into someone else’s car mistaking it for mine. Perhaps if I had one like the one above I wouldn’t get so confused. However, like many of my sex, I can’t resist the lure of a bit of sparkle and shine even if it is only the engine of a fantastically expensive motor car.
They’ve added a lot to the museum in the last few years, making it much more appealing to younger children, with many larger-than-life characters from the movies and a nice outdoor play area. They’ve also added several new collections such as vintage pedal cars, bikes, scooters, snow mobiles, amusement rides and jukeboxes.
With all this, a huge antiques mall and more importantly somewhere to grab some lunch, Volo makes a great day out and one that youngest grandson thoroughly enjoyed.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Week 4 Photo
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Cee’s Photography at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/10/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-wheels/ is Wheels.
Wow! Once I got started on this one I couldn’t stop. I didn’t realize that I’d taken so many pictures of wheels! The first shot was taken at a farm in Old World Wisconsin.
Some fancy wheels on a car at the Volo Auto Museum.
White wheels on a carriage waiting to be hired in downtown Indianapolis.
Just across the road from the horse and carriage at Monument Circle in the center of Indianapolis were some more modern wheels parked outside a café.
An old, wooden wheel at Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg.
Also at Spring Valley, a wagon with bright, red wheels in a barn at the Volkening Heritage Farm.
I am not what you’d call an auto enthusiast in the sense that I don’t regularly attend shows, meetings or gatherings, but occasionally I’m drawn by the color and shine of these vintage models and can’t resist getting a shot or two.
These photos were taken at Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois and a show in Long Grove, Illinois. Volo is a great place to see famous movie and TV cars as well as all kinds of classic vehicles from military to muscle.
The Museum is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and hosts many special events throughout the year including cruise-ins, concerts and festivals. I believe they have something called a Haunted Trolley Tour this September and October.
Many towns in the Chicago area host Cruise Nights and from what I understand these events are quite popular.
Speaking of curves, It would be remiss of me if I did not include this picture of Marilyn Monroe reclining on the hood of a classic auto at Volo.