..Night Time is The Right Time….. very rarely do I get my proper camera out, especially when my new mobile phone has such a good camera even for night shots now. The big Canon comes out for truck show use as I can take a few photos without the need for a tripod and without the need for a timer to make sure the camera is still. Please don’t think I claim to be any sort of photographer, but I do love a truck with its side lights on. For those who like to pick up on the finer points, if you look at some of my pics you’ll see they are only in focus in the middle and the rest of the photo is a little blurred. I reckon I haven’t got the manual focus set up right but perhaps someone can tell me more?!
It has become the norm at truck shows these days, but the Truckstar Festival was the first show I went to where all the trucks were running with lights on at night. There is a certain amount of trust in leaving your pride and joy open, running and free for all and sundry to look around. It’s become a thing to have a walk around Assen in the dark and I would think that the majority of those attending the show with a truck do the same of an evening as their are a lot of people walking around right up to midnight. To be fair this year I made of point of getting out on the Friday night to make the walk and I’m bloomin glad that I did. There was a lot of top, top quality motors on show and the lighting of a truck has almost become as big a part of the customising process as the paint, interior or anything else. I have to say I’m Holland you see very few trucks that are “over done”, you know, the ones that look like they have crashed into the lighting section at Halfords. All the trucks look well balanced and as if some proper thought has gone into the lights, not just bolted on and hope for the best. Everything is even and nicely spaced, as with everything the Dutch, the Danish, the English all have the right idea when it comes to lights.
The triad of Danish stunners from Christian Soleen‘s stable, made for many a pretty picture and to say they were my favourite trucks at the show and I will be doing a separate blog on them for you. Love the 3 lights under the bumper and also love the nice straight lines down the sides of the truck. Like our American friends I do love lines of orange down each side, just looks mega in my book.