I’ve been a car guy my whole life and was introduced to the scene at a young age by my dad. Like most enthusiasts, I gravitate towards certain makes, models, and genres of cars. I’ve refined my tastes over time, having been around and exposed to a great variety of cars. My six-year-old son, on the other hand, is just dipping his toes into the automotive waters. He’s been to his fair share of shows, races, and automotive events, but he hasn’t found his niche quite yet. It really is neat seeing his enthusiasm for a broad range of vehicles, whether it’s American, German, Japanese, old, or new.
Lately, he’s become obsessed with taking pictures at the various car shows and races we attend. It started when we attended the 24 Hours of Daytona this past December in Florida. As soon as we arrived he asked for his iPad. Of course, my initial thought was that he wanted to play a game or watch YouTube. Boy, was I surprised (and quite excited) when he told me he wanted to take pictures. I put together a recap from that event here.
We all have different perspectives on cars, and I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing the automotive world through the eyes of my six-year-old. It’s allowed me to see things I might otherwise overlook.
Last month before we headed out to MN Cars & Coffee, my son attended an iPhone photography course for kids at the Apple store. Sure enough, as soon as he got to MNC&C he started taking pictures. I think some of them didn’t turn out too bad, but I’m a little biased so I’ll let you be the judge.