Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vintage Roadside now available on MySpace

Just a quick post to let everyone know you can now also find Vintage Roadside at our very own MySpace page. We're also brand new on Facebook and Twitter but haven't quite gotten the hang of those sites:-) Also, we've been adding tons of roadside photos from recent trips to our Flickr page.

So, if you're a user of those sites be sure and add us! We've been enjoying finding new roadside, preservation, hot rod, fiberglass advertising statue, and road trip friends. It's also great to see so many historical societies and landmark buildings and businesses on there!

Here's a rundown of some of places you can find Vintage Roadside:

Vintage Roadside - our website
Vintage Roadside - our photos on Flickr
Vintage Roadside - MySpace
Vintage Roadside - Facebook
Vintage Roadside - Twitter

Hope to see you soon!

Jeff & Kelly

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage Roadside heads to Tulsa for the NTHP conference

We'll have some big news regarding our drive from Portland, Oregon to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference in the next few days!

One of the things we're thrilled about is that we'll be posting daily blog reports along with loads of photos on our trip out to Tulsa. We're looking forward to spending some time along Route 66 and as many other small highways as we can fit in. Once we reach Tulsa we'll be exhibiting at the conference and speaking on one of the many educational panels.

As historic preservation is near and dear to us this is shaping up to be one of the highlights of 2008 for us.

We look forward to having you all ride along with us!

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside

Monday, September 15, 2008

Vintage Roadside heads to Billetproof

We're getting ready to take the Vintage Roadside show on the road again later this week. We'll be heading down to Antioch, California for our last traditional hot rod show of 2008. The Billetproof shows are always fantastic - great people, fantastic traditional hot rods, and a great pre-party. So, if you're headed for the show stop by the Vintage Roadside booth and say hello!

What: Vintage Roadside at Billetproof NorCal
When: Saturday, September 20th, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. 1201 W 10th Street, Antioch
How much: $10.00 for more cars than you can possibly see in a day

Thursday, September 11, 2008

fading nostalgia: Polaroid adventures on Route 66

A few of the things near and dear to us here at Vintage Roadside are neon signs, road trips, photography, mom and pop motels, and if you can throw in a giant fiberglass statue or two, you've hit a home run. Christopher Robleski has managed to gather all those and more in his new book of photography titled fading nostalgia: Polaroid adventures on Route 66.

In our opinion what makes this title stand out from other Route 66 titles is the use of the Polaroid camera for the photographs. What better way to capture the feeling of a time gone by than to use the camera that not long ago offered the same instant gratification as many of the places featured in the book. Now that the Polaroid appears headed for the same horizon as many of the places in fading nostalgia the medium could not be more appropriate.

The book itself is 80 pages, and along with each photo is a simple line of text listing the location of the shot. You may be familiar with some of the places featured while others will make you wonder how you may have missed them in your own travels - just what you'd hope for a book of photography to do.

You can read more about fading nostalgia here and also preview the first 15 pages. The book is available in 3 versions starting at $19.95.

In addition to fading nostalgia, Christopher maintains a wonderful set of photographs on Flickr. You can find his work here.