Al Rogers

About Al Rogers

Al Rogers has photographed hundreds of classic cars for automotive magazines. Lately, he's been pointing his Nikons at trucks for Vintage Truck.

1950s Pickups Take to the Big Stage
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

  2014 goes down as a breakout year for the classic pickup truck at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. My yearly car show/event coverage includes several concours d’elegance shows around the country. Usually things kick off with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida in early March. This year was no exception. I made my way to the event with a plan to cover the show and focus on the 10 Packard dream cars from the Ralph Marano … Read the rest of the story…

Shooting from the Corn Belt to the Ozarks
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

The majority of September and October was spent in the front seat of my Mustang driving from east to west for photo shoots in Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Michigan. I racked up more than 11,000 miles and photographed numerous vehicles for print in publications, including several for Vintage Truck and Antique Power magazines. During the trip I had an opportunity to spend time in LeClaire, Iowa, at Antique Archaeology—home of the TV … Read the rest of the story…

Focusing on Automotive Photography
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

My camera and lens work debuted in Vintage Truck magazine in the spring of 2014 with Chester Bradfield’s 1935 Studebaker Ace wrecker coloring the May/June 2014 issue with its bold red exterior. My work next appeared splashed across the front cover of the September/October 2014 issue with a brilliant white 1963 Chevrolet C-10 pickup, owned by Keith Bisson of Iowa, and a beautiful rustic old bridge in the background. Currently, the front cover of the November/December 2014 issue carries a … Read the rest of the story…

Buick Model 2-A – November/December 2014 Cover Story
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1910 Buick Model 2-A

The 1910 Buick Model 2-A that appears on the cover of the November/December 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine currently resides in the Buick Automotive Gallery as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan. The rare commercial vehicle was previously owned by Albert Koerts, a member of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. What else is in this issue? Features 2014 National Drive Your Old Truck Day 13th Annual Vintage Truck Show 1967 International 1100B 1946 … Read the rest of the story…

Chevrolet C-10 – September/October 2014 Cover Story
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The 1963 Chevrolet C-10 half-ton pickup that appears on the cover of the September/October 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was originally owned by farmer Henry Steinfeldt of Eldora, Iowa, before being bought by Keith Bisson in 1987, the year he graduated from high school. Henry had taken very good care of his truck, and Keith has had to do very little to maintain the pristine appearance besides repainting it in its original Cameo White. What else is in this … Read the rest of the story…

Studebaker Ace – Dream Wrecker
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The 1935 Studebaker Ace that appears in the May/June 2014 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was restored and converted from a farm truck into a tow truck by Ken Voigt of South Dakota before being bought at auction by Chester Bradfield of Virginia. The Marquette model 140N manual tow crane came from a Chevrolet dealership that had originally bought it for a Chevy half-ton it was restoring. … Read the rest of the story…