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AUTOS IN THE PARK 2012 CAR SHOW
Cooper Aerobics Center, Dallas, Texas

 


June 3, 2012

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. I was visiting my family in Dallas, Texas for the first time since they moved there last summer, after my brother-in-law landed a new position with the Cooper Institute. As it turns out, the Cooper Institute has, for seven years now, hosted an exotic and collectible car show on the grounds of their North Dallas campus, and the date this year fell right during my visit. So on a beautiful, but scorching hot and humid afternoon, we walked over to check it out. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the collection of rare and exotic automobiles which ranged from venerable classic touring and sports cars, to contemporary exotics from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and others. For a very modest $20 entry fee, the friendly and laid-back exhibitors parked their cars on the well manicured lawns of the Cooper Institute in this annual event that benefits the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.

I didn't bother to take notes while I was shooting, so in most cases specific model descriptions, if provided, are based upon either photographic evidence from the entry sheets posted on the individual cars, or from very limited research. If anyone would like to provide me with greater details on specific models, or correct anything I might have wrong here, please feel free to email me with the details.

(Click the photos to enlarge) 
 

 
Porsche

Porsche

Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 litre
 
Jaguar E-type 4.2 litre with plush toy option

Jaguar E-type 4.2 litre interior

Jaguar E-type 4.2 litre
 
Jaguar E-type

2005 Morgan Roadster

2005 Morgan Roadster
 
2005 Morgan Roadster

1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III

1966 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III
 
Lamborghini

Ferrari logo medallion "Cavallino Rampante"

Ferrari F355 GTS Pininfarina
 
Ferrari F355 GTS Pininfarina

Ferrari F355 GTS Pininfarina

Ferrari F355 GTS Pininfarina
 
Ferrari F430 interior

Ferrari 360 Spider

Ferrari 360 Spider engine compartment
 
Ferrari 360 Spider interior

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia front wheel detail
 
Ferrari 458 Italia

1960 Chevrolet Corvette

1960 Chevrolet Corvette interior
 
1960 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1961 Chevrolet Corvette
 
1959 Chevrolet Corvette

1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette Z51
 
Chevrolet Corvette Z51 interior

Chevrolet Corvette Z51 engine compartment

1941 Cadillac
       
 


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