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: 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!

Friday, June 8, 2018

A Very Cool Show

Talk about an exciting show...did I tell you I've been selected as one of 120 artist to show my photography in the Laguna Beach Art-A-Fair this summer? I'm jazzed, and to add to the excitement, my wife Monique has also been selected to show her oil paintings. It will be an exciting, and exhausting show this summer. We'll be driving up a minimum of once a week for two months to work the show. Adding to that, I have my photography in the Laguna Beach "Gallery of Speed" and I'll be showing at "Automoblia Monterey" Embassy Suites during "Car Week". So as you can imagine, I've been burning my fingers up on the computer working on new images to show.

BTW. if you want free passes for two to the Art-A-Fair, email me your address and I'll get them in the mail to you.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Something New for You!

Hi all, here's something new that I'm going to start doing. About the first of every month I'll be sending out a calendar with one of my images that you can print out and keep where you would like. It will also list some of the shows or events I'm doing. Have at it and I hope you have a color printer. If your on your computer, you can double click on the image and then save it as a screen saver. Fill free to forward this email to you friends for them to use too.

Remember, a good photograph of a car keeps the moment from driving off...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Donohue's 917-30 Finds New Homes

It's not every week that I get to see the smiles of two friends and collectors,  when I deliver framed prints of Mark Donohue's Porsche 917-30 twin turbo. Indeed, a good week! Dave and Steve are both happy campers!

Now for some different news about a cool show I've been juried into. If you love all kinds of art and live in SoCal, you may have heard of the Laguna Beach Art Festivals, the Sawdust, the Festival of Arts, and the Art-A-Fair. They all run the months of July and August. I'll be showing in the Art-A-Fair this summer! But wait, that's not all........I can send you a special invitation to the "Premiere Night" at the Art-A-Fair plus a season pass for two. All you need to do is send me your address and I'll get it in the mail to you. Tell me you can't wait! I'll post more about this as we get closer. So for now, have fun and drive safe on this Holiday Weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Just Thinking To Myself

Just thinking to myself. What if you printed your photos an no one ever saw them? That would be a shame...  Well, I just want to say thanks for tuning in to my email/blog. I feel pretty lucky to have you guys checking out my images, and in response to my last post, two "Ultimate Weapon" framed prints went to collectors!

Now for a shameless plug. I've added quite a few new images throughout my photo site, and if you haven't been there recently, you should check it out. If there is something you like, you can order it off the site with or without mats and frames, or contact me directly. The link:

Let me know if you find something that you gotta have, and don't forget to forward this email to your other half for birthday ideas!

Friday, May 11, 2018

"The Can-Am Killer"

Driven by Mark Donohue, the 1500bhp, turbocharged flat 12 powered 917-30 not only claimed the Ca-Am championship but achieved a closed-course speed record of 221.120mph at Talladega. Winning all but one race in the series, the car was nicknamed 'The Can-Am Killer'. Six were built, only three raced - 1974 rule changes saw to that.

The "1973 917/30 Can-Am Spyder" is framed and ready to hang for you enjoyment. The image size is 8"x 12" printed on metallic photo paper, matted in a 12"x 16" quality wood frame. Signed and called "Ultimate Weapon." I only have one of these ready to go, so don't miss out. It's $125.00 including shipping in the US. What a deal! Sold out in this frame.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

ArtWalk is a Wrap...

A big "Thank you" to all you guys that came by my booth at ArtWalk! To those that made a purchase to take home, or ordered an image for the future, it's always fun to see the smiles on your faces. Some of you are below. Thank you! I do wish I would have had more time to talk with each of you, but sometimes it was like a feeding frenzy in my booth.

To those that signed up for my blog/mailing list, a big "Welcome!" I hope you enjoy it. Remember, if you ever see anything you want, let me know!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk

How time flies! It doesn't seem like a year ago I was set up in San Diego's Little Italy doing ArtWalk. However, this year is special to me. I was chosen to be one of eight "Featured Artists" out of 350 artist participating!  I'll be there with my fine art automotive images at the southwest corner on India St. and Cedar St. My booth is 318 on Cedar St. just across the street from the Burger Lounge, how convenient!

I hope you can join me for the 34th annual Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego's premier arts and culture event. It's next weekend, free and covers 17 blocks with the two day festival with painting, sculpture, glass work, jewelry and of course photography. The times are 11:00 to 6:00pm both days.

You can find out more info here: