Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |  Viewfinder Terence Patrick - April 2008
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Viewfinder Terence Patrick - April 2008

Check My Zoom Out

Terence Patrick
Apr 8, 2008
Sstp_0805_26_z+view_finder+terence_patrick Photo 1/1   |   Viewfinder Terence Patrick - April 2008

Call me old-fashioned, but I am in a minority group of photographers who still shoot primarily film. There isn't any compelling reason why I choose film other than I like the way it looks more. Yes, I do own a digital SLR camera as well as a digital point and shoot; but they are not my tools of choice. Film, processing and storage is expensive and inconvenient. I also believe one has to be more competent behind the camera because if the shot is screwed up, post production is less likely to be able to save the work. But in the end I see it as maintaining a craft that I hope never dies.

In the same regard, I appreciate the craft of working on automobiles in a true nuts-and-bolts sort of way. Even when the convenience of off the shelf bolt-on products are not available, people find a way to make it work. Some of my favorite articles to read in Super Street are the Back In The Day stories because it tells me these people are seriously dedicated to what they do and have a desire to maintain some history of mechanical vehicles, even if it costs more and requires more effort. In this issue, Jonny and Scott Dukes team up to bring you a story of a Datsun 510 that I thought was very cool, especially as I begin to learn more about these older Japanese little buggers (I've had a lingering desire to resurrect a '74 Honda Civic RS). During our trip to the Tokyo Auto Salon, what really caught my eye were modern-made cars that looked retro styled. I don't mean in the Chevrolet way, by taking the styling cues from the past and spiffing it up for today's looks; I mean some of these cars looked like they rolled off the assembly line back in the '60s-'70s, much like the VW Beetles that were being made in Mexico up until recently. But I digress. When someone chooses to do something creative and takes the path less traveled, even if it requires more effort, because it's the route that will produce their best work, I applaud them.
Terence Patrick

By Terence Patrick
64 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Buyer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction nabs Supra VIN 20201 - signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda - for $2.1 million, the entire bid benefiting the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Rory JurneckaJan 21, 2019
The Cayman GT4 will hit the popular R-GT series in 2020, going head to head with rally-fied Fiat 124 Abarths and Aston Martin Vantages
Conner GoldenJan 20, 2019
You've just purchased the new NSX but you have too much money left over and you need to spend it on something (we've all been there, right...). That's where AIMGAIN comes in.
RodrezJan 18, 2019
Preview the March 2019 issue of Super Street, with the GReddy x Pandem FC RX-7; a DSM 600HP Talon TSI; an AWD DC2; Shutter Space photo contest roundup; and more!
Bob HernandezJan 18, 2019
In Japan, Toyota is offering a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder in two different states of tune on the Supra
Kelly PleskotJan 18, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP