Wordy Wednesday #213 “Automotive Humor”

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If you visit my car photography site, you know that I’m an Anglophile. And while I’m currently driving a German car my previous two vehicles were British. And for a long, long time I was in love with the classic MG TC.

The closest I came to buying an MG was when I approached a collector who owned three TC’s: One was a 100-point Concours car in British Racing Green and the other two were the ivory-colored so-called “Old English White.” One of them was a high end driver that needed some work but he had the parts and we agreed on a price. I test drove the car and was surprised at it’s performance for a 1948 automobile that only had 50 horsepower. And then he changed his mind about selling it…

And I have since moved one. At this point in my life, (I think) I’m not interested in owning an MC TC but still have an abiding affection for these elegant, stately carriages, There’s something about those tall skinny wheels and elegant grille that appeals to me as does the right-hand drive—All TC’s are right hand drive—that I also admire in JDM classics as well although how that relates to old MG’s I’ll never know.

This particularly one had an amusing radiator cap that harkened back to the days when classic automobiles had distinctive caps. This one made me smile. And was photographed with my Olympus E-M5 Mark I with 14-42mm kit lens (at 42mm) and an exposure of 1/320 sec at f/10 and ISO 250.

You can read more about this car show on JoeFaraceShootsCars.com.

Author: Joe Farace

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