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Old 06-24-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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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:



Aston Martin:



Aston Martin:



BMW Roadster:



Bugatti grille:



Delahaye:



Ferrari:



Ferrari:



Gulf Sponsored Car:



More Gulf:



More More Gulf:



Jaguar:



Hispano-Suiza (wood body!):



Lincoln (yes Lincoln) AAA Road Service truck:



AAA Road Service Harley Davidson:



Mercedes:



Mercedes Gullwing (one of my favorite cars):



From above:



Side Exhaust:



Fountain in front:



More of the fountain:



Mini-Venice:




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Great pics, wish I was there.....
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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.
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Some really classic timeless desgins there. Nice!
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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. 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.
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Oh, not at all...we make as many jokes about our town as you do.
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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:



The Caddy that Zigs:



Ferrari Daytona rear, slightly askew:



An interesting sportster whose name I cannot recall:



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



Older Rolls Royce covered in "wicker" paint:



American classic, the Tucker:



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



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Wow Warren, thanks for sharing the pictures!

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