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.

Struck By Lightning: Ford’s Muscle Truck
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

As I make my way along U.S. and Canadian roadways, stopping at locations to pull the trigger on my Nikons for Vintage Truck, I’m usually asked about my past, the first question often being, “Do you own a classic car or truck?” For nearly 30 years, I worked as a manager at one of the manufacturing assembly plants in Michigan. During my career with the company, I had grown fond of many products the Ford Motor Company produced. My years … Read the rest of the story…

Thunderbolt & Droopy—The Barn Find Continuation
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

Back in the February 2015, I wrote “20 Years a Watchdog” for my monthly blog post. At the time, due to the significance of the “muscle car barn find” and privacy concerns, I could not disclose or go into great detail about the prized muscle car behind door number one. You might recall parked in front of the particleboard panels was a weathered 1960 Ford F-100 pickup. It had been standing guard for nearly two decades. During the past two … Read the rest of the story…

Scouting in the Tennessee Backcountry
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

An unplanned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, led to a handful of rare and unique automobile discoveries. In my prior blog installment, “20 Years a Watchdog,” I shared the story of a 1960 Ford F-100 standing guard over its “Little Brother,” a prized muscle car from the 1960s. The Ford pickup had been purposely parked there for nearly 20 years. Life changed this past January when the muscle car was sold and pulled from the pole … Read the rest of the story…

20 Years A Watchdog
Al Rogers

Al Rogers, the Lensman

Some people rely on an old four-legged guard dog. However, a clever muscle car owner in Georgia relies on his weathered four-wheeled pickup truck to protect access to his prized possession. In early January of this year, I received a phone call from a good friend, Jason Thompson. He’s a car and truck enthusiast from Tennessee. Our friend Floyd Garrett, owner of Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tennessee, had a lead on a significant muscle car barn find. … Read the rest of the story…

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…