A 1962 Chevy Impala, a Cop and Two Busted Bikers

© Cecile Gambin Photography

I cannot begin to tell you how sweet this car is. Not only was it beautiful to look at and to photograph it was also a real treat sitting in the passenger seat and feeling the rumble of the motor as the ‘pedal went to the metal’. Of course, it would have been even sweeter to drive the car but just sitting in it was a pretty cool experience that I will not soon forget.

My idea was to capture a few static photos of the car and some action shots. My husband ‘graciously’ offered (actually, he didn’t really have a choice) to drive our Subaru Outback along a deserted road as I lay sprawled out in the trunk with the hatch up taking photos.

Merrily clicking away I had just taken about ten shots when I saw flashing lights and that heard that familiar ‘whirp whirp’ sound.

Crap! Police.

I quickly jumped out of the car and explained to the nice police man that this was totally my idea and not that of my husband. As I explained what I was doing I noticed two young guys sitting in the back giggling away and realized that they were the riders whose bikes we saw being hauled out by a flat bed tow truck thirty minutes prior. I guess they picked the wrong night for drag racing as I had picked the wrong night for taking photos hanging out the back of a car.

Luckily I got away with only a stern look, and a verbal warning. To this I must heartily thank those two crotchet-rocket riders for taking up most of this very nice police man’s evening.

The shoot continued but this time I sat in the back seat and hung out the window with my seat belt draped around me. Nothing illegal there. Overall I’m pretty stoked at the shots and create some magic worthy of this awesome car.

In case you haven’t noticed…I LOVE taking photos of bikes and cars. Classic lines, colours, personality – they are shine at me. Interested? Shoot me an email and let’s talk!

© Cecile Gambin Photography

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