Yenko Chevy was was one of those local dealerships that took off the shelf cars, souped them up and sold them ready to drive. This 1970 Yenko Nova was one of only 175, with a big block 427 and beefed up suspension, it has a mean looking stance. We have been waiting for the right weather to photograph this muscle car for a while. Some late afternoon August thunderstorms provided the perfect backdrop and setting.
Making Use of the Rain
The thunderstorms left the hard concrete surfaces covered in a thin layer of water. This posed some problems but also created a great opportunity for reflections along with sunset photos of the Chevy Yenko Nova. Care had to be taken moving the car since getting into the area with the water required passing through an opening less than a foot wider than the car.
We also had to be careful not to splash the car. Once positioned, we needed to wait for the water to settle and not disturb it again adjusting lights. All of this was against the ticking clock of a rapidly changing and fleeting sunset.
Changing Historic Hutto
Downtown Hutto is in flux like most of the area around Austin. It was a tiny farm town between “the big city” of Taylor and Austin itself. There are (or were) still a few surviving artifacts of it’s agricultural past including the grain silos in downtown. They don’t have long to live.
Part of the complex has already been turned into a nice event venue and as of the writing of this post, the silos themselves have been rearranged to become accidents for a modern “town center” development. These photos were taken just before that development started. Being in the Austin area, with all its growth, is exciting most of the time. Its nice to still have local access to historic and rustic structures. Its also nice to see the area grow.
Historic Yenko Nova
As with any historic car, we capture the details that make it unique. This car had special badging. The black stripes on yellow make it look killer.