Totally normal to take random photos of your own cars, right? | Garage Rescue Miata

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Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
May 19, 2022

The setting: Realized that we didn’t have anything for breakfast, so a late-night run to the grocery store. And, yes, we left the lights on for the photo.

So, have a cool photo of your own car? Let’s see it.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/18/22 10:32 a.m.

I don't have a picture to share, but I do have a late-night driving song to share:


codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/18/22 11:06 a.m.

Opportunistic photo -- leaving work one day, it had been raining but recently stopped.  Saw the rainbow and decided to play with the phone camera a bit.


iansane GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/18/22 11:27 a.m.

Seems like it's either cars in parking spots outside of work. Or stopped in the middle of the freeway.


300zxfreak Reader
5/18/22 1:26 p.m.

I'm trying to figure out how to get full view of car posted here, have patience, I'll figure it out someday.......

300zxfreak Reader
5/18/22 1:32 p.m.

Can someone clue me in on how to post the same size photo as above, can't seem to make my little pea brain get it.......

Powar GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/18/22 1:59 p.m.

I take a lot of photos of my cars. Most of them are crap. 

(The cars? The photos? You decide.)

(Complete with GRM plate frame)

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/18/22 2:40 p.m.

Is this a test to see if we can blow up your server? I'll play!





AMiataCalledSteve New Reader
5/18/22 2:59 p.m.

My camera roll is approximately 40% pictures of random cars, sometimes those random cars are mine :)


(Just the truck, not the LaSalle)

5/18/22 3:53 p.m.

Miafire New Reader
5/18/22 3:54 p.m.

My ole jeep Memorial Day 

f1carguy New Reader
5/18/22 4:19 p.m.

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bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/18/22 4:47 p.m.



Few from over the years. 1 you guys published. 

dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/18/22 4:55 p.m.


pkingham (Forum Supporter)
pkingham (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/18/22 5:03 p.m.

Not great photography, but the car was clean-ish, and the driver was cute.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/18/22 6:30 p.m.

Shoot - it's a guy thing.  It goes back to my grandfather.  

Dezza New Reader
5/18/22 8:50 p.m.

The last of the V8s.....

Rodan SuperDork
5/18/22 9:01 p.m.

I always liked this one, with a random motorcycle...  Took it 9 years ago (!) when our NA was still a street car.


GhiaMonster Reader
5/18/22 9:15 p.m.

If I'm not taking a picture of nature it's usually a car or bicycle of mine. 

P3PPY GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/18/22 9:42 p.m.
Dezza said:

The last of the V8s.....



And yes, my phone is full of either pics of my kids or my cars.

procainestart Dork
5/19/22 1:14 a.m.

May 2, Paradise, Mt Rainier

hybridmomentspass HalfDork
5/19/22 7:42 a.m.

Yes, regularly (sadly ha)

Usually I drive the MR2 I'll take a random quick pic and send it to my buddy, he always does the same on the days he drives his miata. I dont know when or how or WHY we started, but we do and it's fun. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/19/22 10:31 a.m.
codrus (Forum Supporter) said:

Opportunistic photo -- leaving work one day, it had been raining but recently stopped.  Saw the rainbow and decided to play with the phone camera a bit.


Awesome photo. 

First rule of photojournalism school: always have a camera with you. (And, obviously, loaded with film and ready to go.)

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/19/22 10:50 a.m.

Just realized I do have a photo to contribute, but it's definitely not my car.

Modern cars look pretty cool on film.

NOT A TA UltraDork
5/19/22 11:18 a.m.

I have over 10,000 pics stored in Pbucket, mostly vehicles. I could play this game a loooong time.

Sebring at sunrise after unloading from the trailer for a NASA HPDE.



qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 1:44 p.m.

qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 1:45 p.m.

Noses....  Fun times ahead.

qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 1:48 p.m.

qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 1:52 p.m.

qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 1:55 p.m.

qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 2:31 p.m.
qbflyr said: It was a very good year!


qbflyr New Reader
5/19/22 2:32 p.m.
qbflyr said: Built on my actual birthday (anniversary) 


300zxfreak Reader
5/19/22 2:47 p.m.

jmc14 HalfDork
5/19/22 2:56 p.m.

Last week in VT.  I built this car almost 20yrs ago. 

5/19/22 8:54 p.m.

I can't take credit for the photo, as my son took it. I had been bugging him to shoot a picture of my car for another submission. He was pretty busy and wasn't able to come over until the very last moment. And it decided to rain! So he closed the shop door and turned out all the lights and took this photo with all kinds of junk behind it including my boat! Amazing what some can do with a digital camera and selective editing.

Tom1200 UltraDork
5/19/22 9:22 p.m.

What sort of weirdo doesn't take pictures of their car........that's like not having pictures of your dog or cat.

Rodan SuperDork
5/19/22 11:52 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

What if it's a random picture of both... that's not weird.  Right?

chandler UltimaDork
5/20/22 8:12 a.m.

I acted like I was taking a pic of my car but.... look at the 6 wheel Silverado!

TurnerX19 UltraDork
5/20/22 10:12 a.m.

Of course I take photos of my cars. The only omission unfortunately is car #1 of the 50 I have owned, the Ford 105E. Below are some examples.

My first daily driver (3rd owned car) Austin A55 Cambridge.

My first Volvo of many.

Imp #1 of 4

Imp #2

Volvo 445-08 VIN 7170 on its deathbead.

My first Sonett (of 3) at Bridgehampton.

ASA 1000 GT with spare engine in foreground.

The best little racecar, Turner 950S at Bridgehampton. The usual view the competition got.

When purchased.....

Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious. No joke that.

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