Valley Daze – Eden Valley, MN

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Well hello there! I know, I know, I’ve been kinda missing in action lately. I’m sorry. Long story short, I got burnt out. No excuses though! Time to get back in the swing of things.

On the fourth Saturday in June every year, the little town of Eden Valley, Minnesota hosts their town fun days, known as Valley Daze. There’s a craft fair, a parade, a hog roast, car show, tractor events, [insert other events I'm forgetting here]… and it’s always a good time. This show is very sentimental to me, so I begged my boss to give me the day off in order to be there. Needless to say, the boss let me go, and the fates were smiling, as it was an absolutely beautiful day for a car show. Over 100 vehicles were in attendance, ranging from rat rods to new Camaros, Corvettes, and Mustangs, race cars to mopeds. But enough rambling! Go check out the gallery!

Miss Me?

I know, I know… I went missing for a few months. Old Man Winter came up to the great white north lands of Minnesota and I… kinda turned into a hibernating creature. Put my cameras away, got a new “real job”, and fried my desktop. But the snow is finally gone, the leaves are budding, and the cars are coming out of storage for another summer in the sun, and I’m ready. I’ve had a few shoots already, so let’s go over those, shall we?

 

A few of the guys in my car club have been building new rides all winter, and they went on a little trip down to Dubuque, Iowa for Vintage Torque Fest. Unfortunately, they left me behind. When they got back though I met up with one and his ’41 International Pickup he calls The Ratbinder and did a small impromptu shoot. The whole album can be found by clicking here.  Since we were out and about anyways, I brought my car Nyx, a ’68 Ford Mustang, out to play as well. Her album is right here.

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Princeton Speedway is up and running this year, with their season opener having been pushed back four weeks while good ol’ Mother Nature dumped rain on a freshly resurfaced track. A lot of drivers have fresh tin and new wraps on their cars, making the beginning of the season a riot of bright colors and clean cars… Until they get a green flag. Then all bets are off. Be sure to cruise over to the album and see what your favorite driver is racing in this year.

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Lastly, I officially kicked off my 2014 car show season at Willmar Car Club’s 34th Annual Car Show last Sunday. It was a beautiful day, and the turnout was great! The nasty sunburn I got that day has just started to peel. Maybe next time I’ll think to put on sunscreen. You guessed it, the link to that gallery is right here.

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So there it is! That’s what I’ve been up to since coming out of hibernation. I’ll be working on this page a bit and hopefully bringing it up to speed, then maybe it’ll be easier to keep updated. I keep waiting for it to just update itself… but no luck yet. Upcoming events include the Don Roseen Memorial Super Stock Special Friday night at Princeton Speedway, a cruise with the Minnesota Mustangs Facebook Group on Sunday, and the Jack & Jim’s Memorial Day Show on Monday. Sign up to get updates on the right or follow my Facebook page for on-the-spot updates of where I’ll be shooting next.

 

Til Next Time,
Bailey

Bloodsucker’s Bash Car Show

Wow, I’ve fallen behind on updating this. Sorry about that! What little time I do spend at home lately is usually spent in a horizontal orientation, which means I don’t get much computer time. Now taking donations for a laptop…

Anywho, not only have I been busy with my non-photography job, the race track I shoot at, and the car shows I attend, I’m also planning my own show! BashAdIt’s been a lot of work, a lot of stress, and I’m not done yet! Still have two weeks to get this puppy put together.

I know my posts are usually akin to short stories in length, but I need to get back to building trophies! Hope to see you all at the Bash!