Somebody Got a Makeover | Stories Framed Photography | Milwaukee Family Photography

I would definitely not call myself a car person. I currently drive a minivan and aspire to someday drive a sedan or maybe another Jeep (I loved my Jeep). And I'm thinking when that happens, the current year's model would be a-ok with me. 


I went back to Valenti Classics recently to take before and after pictures of the 620 WTMJ Classic Free Ride car. The last time I shot pictures there, I surprised myself and fell in love with a beautiful white Corvette. This is so unlike me. But I'll tell ya, if these literal works of art were staring you in the face, you'd be swayed, too.

So, every summer WTMJ gives away an updated classic car. This year is no different, except that this year, the refurbishing went above and beyond. First, rather than making it look like a 1969 Ford Mustang in the year 1969, it was a complete and total makeover. It went  from utter trash to jaw-dropingly posh in less than three months. In the vehicle restoration vocabulary, this baby went through a what's called a Restomod. 

Rather than boring you with a detailing of their process (which, truth be told, I wouldn't be able to describe anyhow) let me show you some of the before and after photos. I should warn you, there are some shocking photographs, so be sure to sit down before viewing.

Pretty amazing right? Like I said earlier, I'm not a car person. In fact, I'm so not a car person, that one of the Valenti guys said I should shoot the embedded exhaust pipe and I took a picture of a tail light. (doh.) So, not being a car person, even I am crushing on this blue beauty.

Through all of this, it came to me. How fun would it be to have a family photo session with a cool classic car? Do you have one? Do you know someone who has one? Let's do it! Email me right away and reserve a spot on my calendar.

Oh, and then there's this:

I just saw the playback of the Morning Blend segment and ---- guess who's (sorta) on TV??  What a nerdy little speck on your screen.

cool cars.

I can't say why, nor can I show you a majority of the pictures I took, but yesterday I had a COOL session. I took pictures of cars. Oh, and not just any cars. OLD cars. CLASSIC cars.

We were at Valenti Classics in Franklin, Wisconsin. While mum's the word on a lot of the story, what I can say is that this father-son team has quite a remarkable business on their hands. Clean, organized, well run. And of course, what a beautiful array of classic cars in all shapes and sizes (and conditions!). 

Of the photos I'm allowed to share, this is my favorite. You gotta love a classic white Corvette. Said every man in America.

Of the photos I'm allowed to share, this is my favorite. You gotta love a classic white Corvette. Said every man in America.

After spending the afternoon around all these cars, I've gained a new appreciation for classic automobiles. I couldn't believe the work and care they put into these cars - so impressive and amazing.