June 2005

American Muscle

A significant part of the nostalgia scene is classic car rallies, and no one does car shows quite like the Americans. Unlike
the more organised, fête like, car rallies held in England, car enthusiasts in the USA tend to meet on a more informal basis and gather at designated places such as restaurant car parks, parking lots or at look-outs in the national parks just to hang out and check out each others cars, drink, cook up a little food and tail-gate. It’s all about style and raw power with custom paint jobs, supercharged engines and shiny chrome.

Nothing personifies this more than the muscle cars of the 50s and 60s, built in the now defunct Detroit car factories and once the very symbol of rebellion for every red-blooded young adult - these cars are now reaching rarity and are the domain of the older enthusiast who have the money and time to spend on their upkeep.

35mm Film