Happy SUNday! – Heading South

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The beginning of A1A in North Florida along the coast of Amelia Island.

Have a beautiful day! – Chris

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Central Florida Dragway – 1972

A few found images from a quick trip I made to the track back in 1972. I believe these were taken with my Yashica TL Electro-X on Kodak Plus X Pan and developed by myself. The original negatives were in horrible condition and this is the best that my humble photo editor can make them.

“Vintage” funny cars of the day.

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Joe Winter’s new Mustang body on his older funny car frame. Joe stopped racing at the end of 1972. Chrysler 392 Hemi powered, a nitro-fueled rocket capable of nearly 200 mph in the quarter mile.

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1971 Chevy Vega body funny car of “Big Mike” Burkhart.

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“Big Mike” Burkhart’s Vega funny car with its 426 Chrysler engine. Mike pictured on the left.

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Camaro vs. Maverick

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1969? Camaro

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Mart Higginbotham’s Vega body funny car – it could be a Camaro body but I don’t think so.

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The Central Florida Dragway was located just east of Orlando off of SR 520 west from Cocoa Beach. It’s still in operation today.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Back to the Future

A fun little econo car from Honda – the 1985 CRX HF – high-tech ’80s tech in a box

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This amazing Honda (shown here in October 1985 with Carol “stealing” my commuter car) got well over 50 mpg on the highway with a 1.5-liter gas engine and manual transmission. The “HF” model (high fuel) was the most difficult of the three models to find at a dealership as they were in high demand and produced in a somewhat limited way. The car with a full tank of gas and a driver still weighed in at just under 2,000 pounds – no airbags but it did have AC and a radio. Doc’s DeLorean had nothing on my CRX!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Pictures at an Exhibition – Nassau County Courthouse

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It’s one of my most photographed spots in our historic district – the Nassau County Courthouse. I’ve been honored to have my award-winning photograph hang “forever” inside the courthouse along with about fifty others as part of an exhibition of images and paintings of our beloved landmark. Each image was personally selected by the Honorable Judge Robert M. Foster, Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court here in Nassau County (Florida).

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‘On the Courthouse Steps’ – June 2018

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One of the many images of our historic courthouse that I’ve taken over the years.

Thanks for stopping by and many thanks to Judge Foster! – Chris

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Looking Up

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Image 1 – Amelia Island airport terminal skylight

Image 2 – Avenues Mall (Jacksonville) dome

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Happy Saturday! Welcome to Amelia Island

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Our new airport terminal building is now “officially” open.

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It’s been fun documenting the construction of this building starting back in early January of this year (2018). I think that all involved did an outstanding job.

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The Corsair has landed!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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