Over 8,000 hot rods and muscle cars visited the New York State Fairgrounds near Syracuse, New York for the 2018 Syracuse Nationals from July 20th through the 22nd. I cannot resist grabbing my camera and spending a day photographing the beautiful cars and trucks.
Hot Rods owners love to put flame graphics on their rides. I saw them on a lot of them including the UPS Delivery truck on display outside the Fairgrounds. Inside, I came across The Canadian Kid Ford Hot Rod. Many Canadian hot rod owners come south for this show every year.
Not too far away, I photographed another Ford Hot Rod in light blue with dark blue flames. The fenders had been smoothed out in this model.
While these first flamed hot rods are beautifully done, these next two feature outstanding paint work starting with this purple and orange hot rod.
An early 1950’s Pontiac Eight with a paint scheme never dreamed of by the original designers.
When walking through the Syracuse Nationals, is it impossible to see all the cars and I only have time to photograph a fraction of them. To get a sense of the size of the event, a friend of mine gave me permission to share a photo he took of the Fairgrounds the same day I was there using his drone.
You can see more of Tony Casella’s drone work on his youTube channel (click the link).