i headed to hawaiian gardens early this morning. not too early, and not sure i'd get in anyway. had to be somewhere else after ten, so had my fingers crossed.
my usual parking over there was already full, so i had to find somewhere else in a nearby neighborhood to park. that put me closer to a different gate than i usually go through. pass the guys at the crosswalk, directing traffic, ask them where i could get in. they said it was kinda early. i said my time was limited. they pointed me to a gate with a security dude in front of it. i think the vendor gate.
asked the security guy if i could get in, that i only had a short time to shoot, etc. he says there are hardly any cars there yet. i can see a dozen from the gate. i should have been a smart ass and said is there one? then that's enough, but i just said there was enough for me. more will come.
anyway, he asked some other guy, and they just said sure, so wizard, i'm in.
moved as quickly as i could. it was already really hot, and on the grass, it was just humid.
got over here near the new life club cars, heading back to my exit. was shooting the fleetline, and the owner of this impala came over and chatted a bit.
loves his old car. talked about the sentimental value that gives him his happy place. old cars remind him of when he was younger, memories of his parents who are gone now.
he is still working on it, seems to never be finished, even after spending so much money on it. time, just takes time. looked ok to me.
i told him i love the classics. they just make me happy. i'm not beyond shooting other cars, so i took a couple of his car.
hope he sees this and likes it.
seemed like it was going to be a very good show. sorry i couldn't stay.