Visiting an automotive museum with machinery that carries provenance (yes, italicized) is a treat on its own, but somehow I felt I was robbing somebody of the tour of a lifetime at the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA. I didn’t even know most of the cars within its walls – there was a lot to learn about! This car in particular had my eye for the entire visit, along with having some excellent machinery in the background.
Car(s): 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte D’Eau”
Location: Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Ca
Photog: Chris Rosales (Instagram: @chrishascamera, Twitter: @chrishasacamera)
Camera: Sony A7R II with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
None of the photos I could get in the relatively small space of the museum could do the proportion and swagger of the T150-C-SS justice. Not that the museum is small, more that most people don’t realize that photographers need space to get truly great shots. Museums are tough environments, though I aimed to also get some layers in the photos, with the vintage Bugatti race cars in the background and the like.
Even the name evokes something nascent. The Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS “Goutte D’Eau” (French for “water drop”) is an absurd name. It’s something I’d name a car when I was six years old making up my own car company. I’m almost sure I named a car the Chris Rosales GT250 RS-GT-R, and it’s as plausible as this name. I love it. It’s dripping with charisma and joy.
Enjoy it here folks, as big as we could get it: