This is a new event for me although it has been a part of Car Week for a goodwhile now. The setting is amazing, Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission, first built in 1797, is one of the most authentically restored Roman Catholic mission churchs in California. It is a highly picturesque setting for the beautiful cars on display.
The collection of automobiles are from all over the place, the latest Ford GT and Ferrari Enzo next to Hot Rods and Porsches, then further along a row of 1930’s Packards. For me, it was fun to find new and interesting backgrounds to frame the cars I shot. Highlights included a yellow 1969 Camaro Z28 parked in an section off of the main square. Close to it was a 1967 Buick Skylark GS400 Funny Car dragster with its fiberglass body opened for all to see the conditions the drivers have to put up with for a few seconds of each race.