classic cars

Albuquerque Classic Cars

Here are a few images of Albuquerque classic cars captured at a recent classic car show held in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and other locations in and around Albuquerque. I don’t think there is a finer place to enjoy classic cars than in the Route 66 culture that Albuquerque is so well known for.

Albuquerque Car Shows #1

Old Town, Albuquerque, Classic Car Show

Old Town, Albuquerque, Car Show #2

Albuquerque Car Shows - Chevy Truck

In truth, New Mexico is a wonderful state for viewing vintage cars and trucks against a backdrop of adobe-colored cities and colorful desert landscapes. More photos to come! To download free hi-res copies of these photos, visit my photography website: All photos by Don Peterson (the man in the Panama hat).

The Old Chevy, Old Town, Albuquerque
The Old Chevy, Old Town, Albuquerque

I captured the two photos of this stylish Albuquerque classic car seen below in front of a tattoo parlor on Central Avenue (the old Route 66) in Nob Hill.

Classic Car, Route 66
Classic Car, Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hot Rod, Albuquerque
Hot Rod, Albuquerque

The photo below was captured during a winter weekend getaway in Taos, New Mexico. This old gas station has been turned into a museum of sorts, and has this wonderful display of vintage vehicles and signs.

Old Car, Taos, New Mexico
Old Car, Taos, New Mexico

The Albuquerque Classic Car shown below was seen in Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico on a golden summer afternoon. There is something so seductive about the combination of an adobe architecture backdrop and a freshly waxed hot-rod!

Albuquerque Classic Car - Old Town
An Albuquerque Classic Car in Old Town

The photo below shows a hood detail from a hot-rod seen in Old Town, Albuquerque during a summer car show.

Albuquerque Hot Rod - Photo 5

Classic Truck
Classic Truck seen near Old Town, Albuquerque