This week’s roll of found film came to me from “Mike” – a collector of old slides who was giving up on a “found film” hobby, he sent me a half dozen or so rolls and acknowledged there was a small chance one of the rolls might be his own. Up until now, none had, but something prompted me to ask him if he’d ever been to Santa Fe.
From the photo below, he was able to date the roll to the late 80s. After a bit of back-and-forth, it seems this set of photos came from the “Fiesta del Porsche”, an annual event started in the 1970s by the local Porsche Club of America chapter. It was later renamed the “Fiesta de Enchantment”, and now, the “Fiesta New Mexico.”
And the car reflected in the window was his contribution to the show. I guess this is another shot of the same car:
And here’s another car in the show:
Here, a bunch of the car enthusiasts hang out with some wooden life-size cowboys – I thought they might be mentioned as a tourist attraction, but couldn’t find anything on them, or the mural immediately after. It has been 25 years or so, so who knows?
I’ll finish up this post with a picture that made me chuckle. Snack break! For the rest of the photos in this collection, see this Flickr album.