Happy 4th of July!
We’re busy preparing for our annual Team Blue BBQ here at AzulOx. We’ve trimmed the weeds in the lawn, started the smoker bright and early, and have the drinks chilling on ice before friends and family arrive. We hope you’re taking a break today too to celebrate and enjoy life with the ones you love.
In honor of the 4th, we’re taking things back to an American Classic with this automotive photography set we did. Feast your eyes on this beaut of a machine: the 69 Corvette Stingray.
The owner of this car restored it as his daily drive vehicle, or “beater.” (Can you imagine a Stingray being your daily driver?) This stingray is a C3, or third generation Corvette for Chevrolet, produced from 1968-1982. The Corvette was officially called the Stingray in 1969. Though the engine upgraded slightly, not much had changed from the previous year’s model. The Stingray is a powerful machine, with 435hp and a 0-6omph in 6.6 seconds.
The beautiful curve of the Stingray rear fender is what makes this car’s look so iconic. The C3 is by far the most recognizable body style, called the “shark body.” There are few things as satisifying as the contrast of chrome and Monza Red, and what we love so much about capturing automobiles. Clean lines, shine of metal and paint, and artistically crafted machines.
The Stingray is a classic working-class hero car, and it just felt right to capture it driving through a cornfield off into the sunset. We caught this amazing sunset that complimented the bright red car perfectly. Our American heroine takes a break from her journey before getting back on the road.
The American Dream: a beautiful skyline, the open road, a powerful machine in your hands, and the freedom to go wherever your dreams and desires take you.