Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

Posts Tagged ‘FL

TR6 and Sharpness

with 9 comments

You can take the word “sharp” to mean a lot of things.  In this case I’m applying to the crispness of a very cool automobile…  My love of TR6s is enhanced by this photo.  For starters I love the color!  I love the clean surface of green with the saddle interior and the snap of those red-line tires.  Like a drive on a crisp autumn morning this TR6 has it all!

I did some playing with the sharpening tool in Adobe Elements – to the point where I think you could put your fingers into the tread of the tires.


Written by sorrentolens

March 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe’s

with 7 comments

Word has it, that if you enter here for the evening’s entertainment, you’ll come out a whole different person!

Fun Times at Jalopy Joe's

Written by sorrentolens

March 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Drunk on the Kool-Aide

with 4 comments

OK, I admit it.  My name is Paul, and I’m an HDR-aholic!  There!  I said it.  I’ve been sloppy drunk on HDR lately – I can’t seem to stop myself.  I know it may be a bit over-the-top.  In some ways it really grabs you and is easy on the eyes.  In other ways — well, it’s a bit much.  I’ll be doing this for awhile if you want to leave and come back in a couple of weeks.  If you think it looks OK, then hang around.

I was in Orlando yesterday at a meeting at the Citrus Club (la-de-da).  Terrible meeting, but I took some photos from the top floor where the dining area is.  I’ve always loved emeralds and sapphires – and that’s what I was trying for with these two buildings.

Emeralds and Sapphires

Emeralds and Sapphires

I took this next one a year ago in Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost Park.  Its the tower of … @*  ?  I dunno what the tower is supposed to be for or what it represents.  Its just this faux, artsy-fartsy tower here in Central Florida.

Artsy-Fartsy Tower at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL

Written by sorrentolens

March 2, 2010 at 8:01 pm

The Holidays are over —

with 7 comments

And so it’s back to work, or school, or the day-to-day routine we had prior to the festivities.

This year I have a number of goals ahead of me.  I need to get a certification before the end of 2010;
I must finish (successfully) a big project by 4/12/2010 or else!

I need to save more money, but I don’t know how I’m going to do that-given that expenses
are higher and higher.

Did you know that banks are charging your favorite suppliers, retailers, and service providers
much higher clearing charges for credit and debit charges as of 1/1/2010?  This will carry-over to
to us consumers of course.  You should see the effect this week I’m sure.

I hope to make some advance in my photography this year.  I’ve been toying around
with it for two years and now its time to either get serious or give the equipment away!

I’m not one for resolutions, so I’m not going to make any – but I’ve got to lose some weight.
The problem is – I’m always hungry!!! And I like good food!  I’m pretty proud of my self – I’ve gone
over two and a half years without a cigarette – and I know that has been part of the weight gain

Anyway, I hope your first week back goes well.

Written by sorrentolens

January 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Austin Healey

with 3 comments

Austin-Healey was a brand of sports car. The marque was established through a joint venture arrangement set up in 1952 between Leonard Lord of the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation and Donald Healey, a renowned automotive engineer and designer.

Donald Healey ran a small works company, producing only a small number of cars. Healey showed a car at the Earls Court motor show in 1952 called the 100. On seeing this car the general public’s enthusiasm for the car, Austin thought fit to produce the car at Longbridge. This car later went on to be known as the Austin-Healey 100.  This was the original ‘big Healey’ with a 2.6 litre four-cylinder engine.

In 1958 the Sprite was released, the much-loved “Frog-Eyed-Sprite”, have enthusiasts spread around the globe. The headlights were originally intended to be retractable, but due to the costs involved the idea was shelved, and they were just bolted to the bonnet! A good job too, I think. The public sure liked the car, because the company sold almost 40,000.

A more powerful version of the big Healey launched in 1959, the Austin-Healey 3000.  In 1972 Austin-Healey ceased building cars, However Healey’s name lived on with the Jensen-Healey, and Sprite parts were still to be used in the MG Midget.

Austin-Healey 3000

1959 – 1961 BN7 Mark I (2 seat), BT7 Mark I (2+2 seats)

1961 – 1962 BN7 Mark II (2 seat), BT7 Mark II (2+2 seats), BJ7 Mark II (2 seat)

1962 – 1964 BJ7 Mark II (roll-up windows)

1964 – 1967 BJ8 Mark III

In 1953 a special streamlined Austin-Healey set several land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

The first car for Mattel’s ‘Barbie’ Doll was an Austin Healey (pink with teal interior)








1963 Austin Healey MK3000

1963 Austin Healey MK3000 Grille

1963 Austin Healey MK3000 Side

All on one corner

with one comment

Winter Park Country Club


The WPCC is the second oldest golf club in the Central Florida area. The course makes its way through the downtown Winter Park area and provides a challenge to even the most experienced golfer. The clubs history includes play by the likes of Hogan, Snead, Sarazen and Hagen. With its narrow, tree-lined fairways and postage stamp, bunker guarded greens, this course will provide a test for every shot in a golfers arsenal.


Play is based upon first availability. Daily fees start at $13.00 to walk 9 holes during the winter season and $12.00 during the summer season.


Winter Park Country Club

Winter Park Country Club


Webster Ave and Park Ave South

Webster Ave and Park Ave South


University Club of Winter Park

University Club of Winter Park



Vintage Boat Hardware

with one comment









Indian Head


Written by sorrentolens

April 12, 2009 at 5:41 pm

1957 Cadillac and 1958 TV Commercial

with 2 comments

Just some fun with these photos and the old TV commercials.

1958 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

1957 Cadillac - The Villages, FL

Written by sorrentolens

September 11, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Cut The CR*P

leave a comment »

View outside our windows at work (overlooking Interstate 4 in Winter Park, FL)

Written by sorrentolens

May 29, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Old Carousel

with 5 comments

This old carousel found in Sanford, FL.

Written by sorrentolens

May 27, 2008 at 6:52 pm