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Grand National Roadster Show 2013: Perfect Patina

Got a case of the Mondays?  We can fix that.  Vintage cars will make you feel better every time, so it’s a good thing that we still have a bit more to show you this week from the Grand National Roadster Show.  What’s great about a large show that attracts a variety of vehicles is that you start to notice the different trends across the vehicles on display.

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In nearly every building, there were a variety of vehicles whose patinas really lent a depth of character to the car’s design.

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At first glance, it seems like these cars are “in progress,” and awaiting the next stages of restoration…

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Yet, upon closer inspection, it is clear that these finishes are a calculated part of the look of these vehicles.

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Details like these are not easy to achieve.  In fact, they usually require far more work than a slick and shiny paint job.

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Aged to perfection, these patinas may look effortless, but each one was carefully created to add just the right richness, complimenting the era of the vehicle and transporting us to a bygone era.  Well done – it seems as if these beauties were recovered from a midwestern barn just yesterday!

Stay tuned for more Grand National Roadster Show goodness coming later this week!

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