Friday, September 21, 2018

Laguna's Art Show is a Wrap!

As many of you know if you have been following my blog, I was showing at one of the three big art shows held in Laguna Beach this past summer. Precisely, the "Laguna Art-A-Fair." Entering a two month show is not really for the faint of heart. But, I have to say, it was a blast! I met so many nice people over those weeks that it made it seem as tho I was on a two month vacation at the beach. Yep... really, really nice people that had so many wonderful things to say about my photography. Oh, of course it was always cool to make a sale too. So to all of you that came just to say hi and to those of you that left with one or more of my art pieces, Thank You! Hope to see you again next year. As of this point my jury scores during the summer were more than enough to have me accepted back again next summer. So, watch my post for next years show and some special invites to the preview night 2019.

Following, are two shots of my last day of the summer and last sale of the show.




Saturday, September 15, 2018

Alluring Alfa Queen

"Alfa Queen"...gorgeous hues of classic Italian red, with highlights of glowing warm yellow set against a black background can be hanging on your wall. Trust me, it will have euphoric effects!
The image is part of my "Italian Beauty Collection."

You can order it in 3 different sizes as a limited edition of 30, infused onto gloss metal with a brushed metal backing framing the image, or in 5 different sizes on archival photo paper, just click the link to see it in high definition: "Alfa Queen"

For a "Limited Edition" metal print, please contact me at: Vintgracer@aol
Note: "Artist Proof" #1 24"x 36" print on metal SOLD.




Thursday, August 30, 2018

Here's your Monthly Calendar

Yep, it's that time of the month! Boy, here is SoCal it was a hot and humid summer! Now I'm looking forward to Fall peaking it's head around the corner and some local car shows! Also of note, the race track at Laguna Seca is holding the awesome Porsche event called Rennsport, and I'll be there racing as well as trying to get some time to click off some new images, stay tuned.  What are you looking forward too?

Don't forget, print your calendar out and post it somewhere to remind you of this one of three green Ferrari 275 GTB's called "Verde Pino" made that year.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monterey Car Week

As many head back to work after another fabulous car week, I'm still mind boggled to see one of my images super sized! More on that in a minute. I had my photography show at Automobilia Monterey again this year. Happy to report, it was a great show! I would like to thank those of you that came by to visit, and a special "Thank You" to those of you that found a treasure to take home. Needless to say, I'm always blown away to see your positive response to my photography.

Now to the image below. It's yours truly standing beside my image "375 MM Spider" bigger than life! This is from Garage Graphics, the company that I partner with to print my images large. So if you are looking for something like this, click their link to see more. Speaking of Garage Graphics, Monique and I got to spend some quality time with the company owner Doug and his wife Dawn.

Now for me, I'm back to the "Laguna Art-A-Fair" to finish up the two month show this weekend. If you're around, come by and say hi!

Link: GarageGraphics.net



Friday, August 17, 2018

Automobilia Monterey

You can say you heard it first. No show for me in the Carmel Gallery this year during Monterey Car Week. I can hear you, "Say it's not true, John." Well this year spending a large amount of time doing the "Laguna Art-A-Fair" for the months of July and August, I thought it better that I concentrate on just one other show during that week in August. I'll be at "Automobilia Monterey" held at the Embassy Suites on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll have my "Limited Edition Double Floats" infused onto metal in a new larger booth, located just as you walk in the door to the show. So, here's your invite! If you're attending Car Week come by, say hi and check out some of my new images. Here's the info., open 10:00am to 6:00pm on Tuesday August 21st and Wednesday 22nd. Located just north of 68 off of US 1 in Seaside. Hope to see you there!




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Boot...

There is some Old West DNA in "The Boot." Genuine leather, for one, it has a well worn rawness to it. Yet it's impeccably crafted and blends unmistakably with the unrefined finish of the car...

I shot this and printed on high gloss metal for a friend and his wife. They wanted it as a 16" x 24" with a custom barnwood frame to hang in their home. I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you wanted one too. If your interested in one for yourself, click the button. So kick it into gear! With custom barnwood framing the 16"X 24" image, it's $595 including tax and shipping in the US.




Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Yes, it is...

Yes, it is.

That time of the month I send out the calendar to all of you. I'm trying something a little different, I hope it comes to you a little larger so you can make use of it. Copy it and pin it up where you will.
BTW, this is a shot of Porsche's first class winner at LeMans in 1951.

Here's another reminder to come visit me at the "Laguna Art-A-Fair." I'll be showing in booth B20 until the end of August...be there or be square!




Friday, July 20, 2018

Route 66 was Plentiful

It's been a busy time. After the 4th of July I left on a Route 66 adventure with camera in hand.  Glad to say I came away with some awesome images, however I have not had time to do any post processing on them yet. I've been occupied with the "Laguna Art-A-Fair." So stay tuned, they will make it to my blog down the road.

Speaking of the "Laguna Art-A-Fair" if you haven't been before it's the coolest art show in the country! It's one of Laguna's art shows that is Nationally recognized and I have my very own booth at one of the big three during July and August. Come visit, I'm in booth B20 with lots of cool vintage and car related images just for you. I'm at my booth on Thursdays and on most weekends.


The "Laguna Art-A-Fair" is located a 777 Laguna Canyon Road, right across the street from the ever popolar "Pageant of the Masters."

Festival Dates: June 29 - September 2, 2018 - Open Daily
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 10 pm

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th!

May freedom fly so we don't have to sacrifice the things we love. And what better way to celibate it than with one of my images of the new "Bullet Mustang" called "Road Ammo" with Old Glory superimposed over it. What do you suppose Steve McQueen the original Bullet Mustang driver would think? Have a fun and safe holiday all! If you want me to print one for you, let me know.

PS. My emails going out will be dark for a two weeks, heading out on a road trip to get some photos and commission work done......


Saturday, June 30, 2018

July's Calendar For You

Hi all, here's July's calendar installment, called "Vented." This shot came from a beautiful orange/red 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. I gotta' say, there is just something cool looking about these vents, don't you think? And they are not just for looks, they do sever a purpose. Intentionally placed there to relieve the high air pressure that builds up in the front wheel arch at speed. They are designed to generate more downforce at the front of the car with a spoiler on the rear. Think of it as downforce balance. According to the Germans the Porsche 991 GT3 RS with the slots generates two times as much downforce than the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 with no slots.....

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this months calendar to print out. It has a reminder about my July and August show at the "Art-A-Fair" in Laguna Beach.


Friday, June 22, 2018

A Deal Too Good to Pass Up

Garage Style Magazine, a magazine that knocks it out of the park when it comes to feature cars, art, car event coverage, garage's and garage collections, is very cool indeed! I've mentioned it in the past because they have featured some of my art, but here's the deal of the Century. Because of a new relationship with GSM, I've worked out a deal for all my friends and email followers to be eligible for a special discount subscription! I hope you take advantage of it, it's normally priced at one year for $20. Listen to this, you can get a two-year subscription for the same $20!( US Residents Only)  It's like one year for free! How can you say no!

Here's how to get the deal, click this link: https://garagestylemagazine.com/subscribe or call this number, 1-888-881-5861 and use the promotional code "Straub", click "Subscribe Now" then click the box for two years and enter the promotional code to get your discounted subscription going! Like I said, $20 for two years, this is too good to pass up! Did I mention, you'll love it?
You will!

PS: You know how all this computer stuff works, if you have a problem, contact me!

 Also, you can forward this post to your friends to hook them up on the deal!



Friday, June 15, 2018

Route 66 is Calling

I remember walking home from school as a kid, it was on warm Friday afternoons. Summer was knocking on the door and the thought of my parents taking me on a vacation road trip seemed to be calling. This made it even more important to tune into one of my favorite Friday evening TV programs, "Route 66." Oh, that Corvette that they drove back then, scouring the country, what a sexy car. Even today when I see a classic one, I remember the feelings of unknown adventure I had as a youngster. And yes, the thing that always stands out is the totally space age coves running down the sides saying, "I'm fast and sexy."

This is one of my new images, it can be printed on metal in a custom barn-wood frame. Available in different sizes to your liking, or ordered on photo paper ready to frame off my site. Email me!