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While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Why Are Golfers in this Car Photo?

Posted June 05, 2017 10:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto golf photos

Normally when I photograph a feature car, I attempt to completely clear the foreground and background of anything that could be a considered a distraction. The subject of the photo is the vehicle, and that’s what I want you to concentrate on. In my opinion, the background is there only to enhance the car’s appearance by providing an uncluttered canvas and/or to evoke some sort of emotion or memory in those who view the photo.

When photographing this exquisite special-order Nugget Gold, 400-hp, 1970 Toronado GT, which is owned by Mike and Marjie Markowski and was featured in the June 2017 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine, our best option for a background happened to be a golf course. I know there’s nothing extraordinary in that choice, as tons of feature cars have been photographed for tons of magazines on or near golf courses over the years.

In this instance, however, there were a few advantages. Not only did this golf course provide a curvy access road and hilly landscape that would add drama to the foreground and background, this particular model of Oldsmobile was practically conceived for the country club set.

My guess is that classic autos and golf share a large portion of their respective fanbases.

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06/05/2017 7:22 PM

Why Are Golfers in this Car Photo?

It's a golf course???

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06/08/2017 11:20 PM

Ooops....now who could of seen that coming?

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06/09/2017 12:25 PM

Field verification of the golf ball proof glass on this Toronado proved to be just a tad bit premature. In the meantime, the goof balls back in the lab substituted ping pong balls for the Titleist.

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