Cellpic Sunday – 17 October 2021

Maricopa, Arizona.

Gene Tweedy is posing with one of his artistic creations, a dwarf car. Gene and his colleague, Ernie Adams, show off their creations at a free-will donation museum in Maricopa. Their hand-built automobiles are constructed to an 11/16th scale. The vehicles are typically powered by a 4-cylinder engine, and are street legal for driving on Arizona highways.

On the day of our visit, we were lucky to find Gene hard at work on a new creation a mid-60’s era Chevrolet Impala convertible. By now, it’s probably finished, and we should plan a stop to visit to check it out. I learned about the Dwarf Car Museum from an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC, and it was a lucky find. They have many cars there, all hand-built and on display. You can read more about the museum from an earlier Travel Tuesday post here. If you’d just like to see more of these small-car wonders, click on the image above to visit my Flickr gallery where you can view them all in HD format.

About the photo: Captured with my Samsung S7, I veered from my usual trip through Luminar. The image was processed using Lightroom and HDR Efex 2, part of the Nik Collection, now being published by DxO software.

I am entering this post as a challenge-response to Marsha Ingrao and Cee Neuner’s Photographing Public Art Challenge #PPAC. While this car is in a museum, you might just find it parked on a street or driving down the streets of Maricopa. That’s public art on display. Cee’s challenge rules are posted here.

I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone or even a dashcam, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge-response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment.

John Steiner

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