It's Memorial Day and as I sit here at my desk, I am reflecting on the good fortune we have to be blessed with dedicated men and women today and in the past that served their country to allow us to be free. Despite the Corona Virus, we are still a nation of free citizens that can overcome any challenge including this virus. I remember my first boss in banking, a former Marine that would say " The difficult we will do right away, the impossible will take us a little longer."
That can-do spirit is alive and well here and I hope it is with you. We never give up. It's the same in racing and with car projects. It takes a lot of effort but in the end it is worth it.
I thought of doing something today with my GTV that is my current project car. The weather was a little overcast, which for a photographer is a good thing. Perfect conditions for a photo shoot! With rain in the forecast, I thought I'd better get on it so at 10 AM I fired up the GTV (Started on the first crank) and headed to the park near home. It's a spot I'm familiar with to get some nice backgrounds and away I went.
The pictures will speak for themselves- but the other part of the story needs telling. In the 20 minutes or so for this photo shoot, I ended up taking an hour. Everyone, I mean every person or couple that walked or biked by stopped and asked about the car. They loved seeing it and I enjoyed talking with other human beings. It was great. I even had a guy stop that was a former GTV-6 Alfa owner, which is as rare as hens teeth. He and I chatted a bit and he even took my business card to be able to visit this site to see my work.
So I hope you have a good Memorial Day as we honor our Veterans.
So Long for now, I hope to be back taking pictures of a race very soon. ( Go back into older posts to see some of my racing photos.)
Brought to you by Paul Ziegler, Publisher Carcamerastory.com and on Instagram @wownowpics.
Author of "Echoes From The Glen"