"First Friday" is a festive occasion in downtown Falls Church (and elsewhere in the area) on the first Friday of each month, where art galleries are open, businesses and restaurants stay open late, and there are cultural and entertainment events outdoors. One of the First Friday features in Falls Church is the car show and get-together in the parking lot near the "Art and Frame of Falls Church" gallery. A rock band plays and collectors bring their beautifully restored vehicles as well as cute hot rods and antique cars. This Mercedes luxury sports car has made many appearances at the show. Its owner is a retired military and commercial pilot and this is his pride and joy. The car is a Mercedes SLS AMG, (just check out that price tag!) with gull-wing doors and a lushly appointed interior. There is a set of custom-made red leather luggage made to fit in the trunk. Someone did well in the world and rewarded himself with a car that could be worth more than your house.
Pitt black technical pen on Moleskine sketchbook page, 7" x 4", August 2, 2013.