Best of the Tetons, Great Photography Tours In Jackson, WY

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Eastern Idaho Early Iron Organization (E.I.E.I.O) in Jackson Hole

Detail shots of some of the vehicles on display.

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You’ve probably heard the saying, “They don’t build ’em like they used to”. No doubt the saying applies to the classic vehicles on display at the Virginian Lodge this weekend. I stopped by this afternoon to take a few tight images and details.

For this post, I am simply going post a few photos. If you want to read more about them, check out this Facebook link: Eastern Idaho Early Iron Organization (E.I.E.I.O) The poster on the page suggests this is year 42 for the event.

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More than likely, you’ll see the classic vehicles driving up and down the streets of Jackson and also through Grand Teton Park. Poker Runs are usually part of the event. I asked about the parade on Saturday, but the group I asked weren’t sure there would be one this year.

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I walked around with my Gitzo tripod, Nikon D5 and Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens and took roughly a hundred shots in just a short period of time. Instead of taking full vehicle shots, I concentrated on some of the more interesting details around the courtyard at the Virginian Lodge. Other vehicles are on display along the big sign on West Broadway. You can’t miss them!

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The vehicle owners will often be willing to “talk your ear off” if you ask them anything about their vehicle. They are obviously proud of their work—rightfully so! Each one is painstakingly restored.

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Some elements simply make you smile!

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There are lots of models and makes of vehicles at the event. I liked this style of lights found on quite a few of them.

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Chrome emblems and logos were common “back in the day”. I could have taken another hundred images…easily!

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The center hood ornament in the vehicle above is shown below.

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If you get a chance, head to the Virginian and see the classic vehicles for yourself! Remember….take your camera!

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If you miss the event this year, I am sure there will be #43 next year about this time!

Here are a few more details I found about this year’s event:

Wow! We have fun plans for Jackson!

Friday we have Miniature Toy Car Drag Races. Buy your car at the Registration Table for $5. Laid-Back shirts will be available for purchase at the Registration Table. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the Registration Table. We will be serving hotdogs, popcorn and soda. Fun Hat Friday, wear a fun or favorite hat and we will see who wins Friday night. Bingo and a kid’s movie will finish out the day.

Saturday gets a little busier with the Poker Run at 10 a.m. Don’t forget, last chance to buy Raffle tickets. We will again serve hotdogs (also chili,) popcorn and soda. Laid-Back will have their full size trailer out front to sell lots of shirts. Playing kid’s games, coloring contest, trivia contest and participant voting; just to add to the list of activities. Surveys need to be turned in for a chance to win the cute photo book. Finals to the Mini Drags will run. Bingo and a family movie to complete the night.

Sunday a continental breakfast will be served followed by the Awards Ceremony.

*All these activities are for our registered participants and their registered guests.


 

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