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THE FERRARI AND THE TEXAN

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

Artist's Description

Some years ago now, a friend of mine owned a North American T-6 Texan that was hangered at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, California. This airplane was stripped down to her frame and then maticulasly rebuilt. Every nut and bolt was replaced with brand new hardware. I was able to take a roll of film of this bird as she was being put back together and the owner told me, that of around 12 people took photos while the plane was going back together, that he thought my shots were best of everybodies. He also told me that I was going to get a flight in her. I never got that flight. It wasn’t long after finishing the T-6, that Steve flew her to Oshkosh Wisconnsin for their annual fly in. He took Best Military Show, three years in a row. Shortly after that, Steve traded the fully restored T-6 and a 90 percent restored, P-40 Warhawk, straight across for a North American P-51D. Knowing Steve like I did, I knew he couldn’t resist restoring the Mustang as well. Anyway, while I was visiting Steve this day, a friend of his drove up in this Ferrari and parked it right in front of the plane. So, I took several shots of the two of them parked near each other. “THE FERARRI AND THE TEXAN” would make a good advertisement shot for Ferarri. The only thing I did wrong with this shot, was not make sure the door was closed on the car. I took this shot with my Canon EOS 620 and my 100-200mm AF Telephoto lens. I was using Kodak Kodichrome Color film.

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