1907 Fiat Racer Photo – Ormond Beach Antique Auto Parade

by Mike on March 17, 2010

1907 Fiat is Star of Ormond Beach Parade on the Beach

It’s not something you see everyday and it’s likely that we’ll never see it again. Today, at about 2:00 p.m., some 20 antique automobiles paraded down the sands of Ormond Beach as part of the Centennial of Speed celebration.

After the parade, the cars were on display at the riverside park across from the casements. I really liked the two seat 1912 Ford Speedster, but the star of the show was the 1907 Fiat.

1907 Fiat

1907 Fiat

I was able to make this photo when the parade was stopped while the cars got back in line. This old girl sat there in all her glory for about 10 minutes. I waited for this shot for awhile. Most of the time people were gathered around taking photos and just looking. I used the Topaz Adjust 4 Photoshop plugin to enhance the detail and color and create the image that I wanted. This is my favorite plugin.

Ford Two Seater

1912 Model T Speedster

This 1912 Ford Model T Speedster is just gorgeous. I used Alien Skin’s Bokeh plugin in Photoshop to blur the people in the background and put focus on the automobile.

The Ford and the Fiat were my favorites from the parade and show. It was very nice at the park next to The Casements. On the beach, it was windy and cool. Everyone is commenting that this weather is so unusual. I’ve spent over 25 years in Florida and I cannot remember it being so cool for so long and this far into March.

The upside is that the cool weather gave us a great blue sky and clear air.

Camera Info: Fiat: Olympus Stylus Tough 6000, 1/1000 sec., f/6.3, ISO 200, 6.5mm. Ford: Olympus E-520, 1/400 sec., f/8, ISO 200, 48mm – 40-150mm lens.

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