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SVT4ME 06-24-2005 08:52 PM

My visit to the Blackhawk Auto Museum (56k warning); 22 pictures
 
Took a trip to the Behring Auto Museum in Blackhawk today, it's mostly pre-war and older post-war cars. I forgot it's dark as a cave in there, the pictures were hard to get properly exposed and focused without a tripod but I gave it my best. So apologies for some less-than-perfect pictures, I cranked it up to ISO 1600 and played with the controls to get the best I could and it still was barely adequate. These are a few of the more interesting subjects, plus a couple of Blackhawk Plaza, the "tony" shopping center where the museum is located (for those who aren't familiar with it, Blackhawk is a very exclusive gated community on the edge of Danville, CA).

Alfa Romeo:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Alfa_Romeo.jpg

Aston Martin:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...rtin_Racer.jpg

Aston Martin:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...ton_Martin.jpg

BMW Roadster:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...ckhawk/BMW.jpg

Bugatti grille:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...wk/Bugatti.jpg

Delahaye:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...k/Delahaye.jpg

Ferrari:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...ri_Daytona.jpg

Ferrari:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...wk/Ferrari.jpg

Gulf Sponsored Car:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Gulf_Racer.jpg

More Gulf:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...ulf_Racers.jpg

More More Gulf:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...lf_Racers2.jpg

Jaguar:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9.../Jag_Racer.jpg

Hispano-Suiza (wood body!):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...pano_Suiza.jpg

Lincoln (yes Lincoln) AAA Road Service truck:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...coln_Truck.jpg

AAA Road Service Harley Davidson:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...awk/Harley.jpg

Mercedes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...es_Cruella.jpg

Mercedes Gullwing (one of my favorite cars):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...k/Mercedes.jpg

From above:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...k/Overview.jpg

Side Exhaust:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9.../Side_Vent.jpg

Fountain in front:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...a_Fountain.jpg

More of the fountain:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...e_Fountain.jpg

Mini-Venice:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Plaza_Lake.jpg

S2 06-24-2005 08:57 PM

Great pics, wish I was there.....

Demon4545 06-24-2005 09:13 PM

Nice pics.

They switch lineups pretty regularly...I remember seeing a McLaren F1 and some other rare stuff there, but never the gulf display...that is interesting.

Egz 06-24-2005 09:17 PM

Some really classic timeless desgins there. Nice!

SVT4ME 06-24-2005 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Demon4545
Nice pics.

They switch lineups pretty regularly...I remember seeing a McLaren F1 and some other rare stuff there, but never the gulf display...that is interesting.

^^ Yeah here's someone who knows the area. [:D] They do switch some cars, last time I was there they had one of the James Bond Aston Martin cars, complete with rotating license plates and "machine guns" in the front. BTW I hope I didn't come off as sounding like I was dissing Danville/Blackhawk, but as someone from Martinez I always do feel somewhat out of place there... with my crappy Focus and whatnot. [rolleyes] [hihi]

Demon4545 06-24-2005 09:32 PM

Oh, not at all...we make as many jokes about our town as you do.

SVT4ME 06-26-2005 10:01 PM

It's Sunday evening, and I'm bored, so here's a few more that got processed to the same size and parameters as the earlier pictures, these are kind of the "second tier" photos:

Auburn:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...awk/Auburn.jpg

The Caddy that Zigs:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...k/Cadillac.jpg

Ferrari Daytona rear, slightly askew:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...ytona_Rear.jpg

An interesting sportster whose name I cannot recall:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...hawk/Racer.jpg

Rolls Royce Prototype (this came out really bad, they were hiding it in a dark corner):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9..._Prototype.jpg

Older Rolls Royce covered in "wicker" paint:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...cker_Rolls.jpg

American classic, the Tucker:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...awk/Tucker.jpg

A bizarre custom-made car with huge hood ornament and snake's head air intakes on each fender:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9.../Snake_Car.jpg

How'd you like to drive this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...e_Controls.jpg

Lil PZEV 06-26-2005 10:11 PM

Wow Warren, thanks for sharing the pictures!

There are some crazy and beautiful cars displayed there, very very cool!


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