1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, Arizona

SEPTEMBER 2003 – A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad stationwagon has been parked in front of the Hackberry General Store near Kingman, Arizona. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

It had been a busy day at the Hackberry General Store which is situated at the Historic Route 66 near Kingman, Arizona. Not only there had been a beautiful 1957 Corvette parked in front of the building, but one customer approached the store with an 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad.

I remembered station wagons from various TV series and movies of the 1960s. I always loved how the tailgate would split horizontally, effectively creating a platform for loading the trunk, almost like a truck. Or simply for sitting.

And now this beauty was standing right in front of me. Not a single speck of dust could be seen, no rust whatsoever, a shiny, perfectly restored car that carried no sign of its age – about 45 years.

I love the saturated colors which are further enhanced by the slide film. The minimal blur puts the focus on the tail fin, tail lights and bumper. And if you look closely, you can see the reflections of the historic gas pumps on the paint. Awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date11-SEP-2003
LocationHackberry, Arizona
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Size3000 x 2000 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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