This past Saturday was a beautiful day in the Port City and I decided to once again visit the Rims on the River auto exhibit downtown. Its a great show and features many varieties of  customized and restored vintage cars. It always draws a great crowd and its a boost for the downtown business owners. There were even a few alleged sightings of actor Robert Downey Jr., as he is in town in preparation for the filming of the new Iron Man film.

I enjoy shooting automobiles, planes etc. and most of the time I capture little details of the subject. This was no different. Personally I was attracted to the old VW’s on exhibit. My favorite was not restored, but will make a great project for the owner. It was an old VW micro bus with the crank out safari wind shield. You rarely see them here and on the West Coast they bring a nice price. It was cool. Below are a few of my favorites from the day along with that of One Man Band Guy, as I call him, who was entertaining the crowd. He shows up quite a bit at downtown events. Kind of adds even more local color to the festivities. If you haven’t seen this show and you like cars, plan on catching it next year! It’s a great outing for family and friends.

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