David Bermani’s shiny black Triumph TR250 stands on the water’s edge of a beach at sunset, a cruise ship on the horizon. In the sky: “Life is too short to drive boring cars.”
Bermani’s roadster was photographed and designed into a poster by Dale Hardin, an 86-year-old La Habra resident who combines his love of photographing classic cars and Art Deco to create special images for his fellow gearheads.
In November, at the urging of friends, he decided to compile a book featuring his posters of local classic car owners. On Saturday, at the garage of friend Dennis Curley, Hardin presented those featured in the hardbound coffee table book with their copies.
“I didn’t know the scope of what Dale’s project was,” Bermani said. “I knew he provided images for free, as his hobby. I didn’t know what he’d do to enhance it, which was really great.”
Bermani’s Triumph was…