I don't always have the opportunity to take a picture, they are rarely anything worth bragging about taking, but I like them for another reason...They are a time piece. Think back to when you were younger...Remember all those awesome old Mopars you'd see running around. Maybe you took a picture of the wildest 'Cuda in town, but passed over the plain looking Coronet R/T, or the jacked up Charger...The few people that did take those pics, and kept them, now have pretty cool conversation pieces, think hotrod340 on the AAM Forum. Just seeing the cars in everyday settings (grocery store, driveway, at a shop, etc), all tell a story and make you wonder who drove the car, if they still have it, and where the car might be now.
I can't build a time machine to go back to the hey-day of the Muscle Car Era, but I can take advantage of living in the digital age. It is now easier than ever to be equipped with a camera (at all times mind you), and quite convenient and cost efficient to snap pics of what you find.
As always, you can't always find super nice, lightning fast, classic Mopars...some are more of the "garden variety" late model. And while seeing what looks like a "plain" Challenger R/T now, might not seem great...Think what it will be like in 20-30 years when things have changed. That same "not so neat" picture you take now, might wind up like that 68 Charger at Krogers someone snapped in the mid-70s.
The other important thing to note is that I think today, despite how easy and cost effective (you don't even have to print the pics to share them anymore), fewer people take pictures. I know at our local cruise nights I am one of the only ones who bothers to take pictures. I've even seen it at big shows...people will track me down online to see if I have a picture of their car at the show, on the cruise, or at the track etc. I think the issue is so many people just ASSUME that with it being so easy to take pics, they can find them without putting forth the effort themselves...that is unfortunate and definitely not the case!
I ultimately like to view what I do here as chronicling the Mopar presence...As a history buff, and a Mopar fanatic, I view this as the necessary work load of due diligence. I don't want to age and wind up telling other Mopar people about "what things used to be like"....I want to SHOW them.
I have been taking pictures of Mopars for years now...I will start uploading a few of my more recent finds to archive here. While not all will garner the same "wow" on that initial glance, I hope that down the road, they will all be pretty impressive. Who knows...you might even see your Mopar outlined here in my "Spotted" catalog!
Friday, April 12th, 2013
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Stone White Challenger, T/A Hood, Strobe Stripe, Painted Wing
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Black Challenger R/T
Cop Charger and Ram
Friday, March 29th, 2013
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
How I Tag...Card above Door Handle
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Viper at Toys'R'Us
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
1969 Dodge Charger
Heavily Modified Cuda
Custom Ram, 5-25-2012
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
1973 Plymouth Duster
Late Model Challenger SE
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
2009-2010 Silver Challenger R/T