This jag was shot with an old CCTV lens, stuck on my camera. It's a cheap, primitive thing that has a very shallow depth of field (hence the blurry backgrounds) and tends to produce lens flare and funny glares like the bizarre streaks in this shot. That's part of the fun. It's probably the best fifteen bucks I've spent in a long time.
|Another not-for racing display model not in any particular hurry was this Edsel wagon. I think this is a '59, or thereabouts. It was in perfect condition, and in the perfect color. Much attention was deserved.|
Wonderful geegaws like this were featured in Ralph Nadir's lesser-known book "Unnecessary at Any Speed". No, not really.
Unfortunately, as dash boards became safer, they became less breathtaking. Imagine hitting this apple slicer with your upper person at 45 miles per hour. Jeez.
An Austin-Healey Sprite, the happiest car ever made, in one of the giddiest colors ever. It wasn't far from the Jag E. I think they were owned by the same guy, if I recall. Absolutely clean.
For MisterFancySirHottestarossasBalls, here's Clarkson doing a piece on the Eagle Speedster, which is a perfect reproduction/reinterpretation of an E Type, updated and modernized with modern brakes, suspension, and everything. They're a little spendy, though. About $800,000.