May 27th, 2016

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

EVERYBODY STARTS SOMEWHERE

As a photographer my journey started when I was 10. When I won an award from Kodak at age 12 I should have known. In the summer 1968 I decided to hitchhike across San Francisco for two weeks photographing. My parents still didn’t get it. My undeveloped film was thrown out in the trash. Five years later I was on Maui at Haleakala playing with a camera once again (see above). I left that Canon rangefinder in a phone booth and became a doctor, but I never forgot my passion. And I never gave up.

That was the first part of my journey. Everyone starts somewhere.

May 22nd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

R GRUPPE TREFFEN 2016

Just back from Palm Springs for a photo shoot and to see my buddies in SoCal. R Gruppe’s early Porsche 911 gathering was held in the desert this year. We got lucky on Saturday with pleasant weather. Ted Rogers was there in his new Emory build 1967 911S – Sweet!

May 17th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WINEMAKER’S SPECIAL: THE BURGUNDY 912

The current issue of Porsche Club of America’s Panorama Magazine features my automotive writing and photography in the lead story. The subject is a 1966 912 in a special burgundy color – a shade that matches the grapes the owners use in making their own wine. Pete Stout and Richard Baron collaborated with superb editing and layout. Thanks also to the Porsche enthusiasts at the Hedges Family Estate Winery in eastern Washington for providing an appropriate backdrop. Enjoy!

May 15th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

BLONDE ON BLONDE OR PET SOUNDS?

These landmark albums by Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys were both released on this day exactly 50 years ago. Which is your favorite and why?

May 8th, 2016

IMPOSSIBLE GERMANY, UNLIKELY JAPAN

“Where ever you go, wherever you land.”
“This was still new to me. I wouldn’t understand.”

There are great Wilco songs, and then there is “Impossible Germany”, arguably one of the best from anyone over the past ten years. The album it appears on, Sky Blue Sky, was released in May 2007 and cut to vinyl by Robert Ludwig. It sounds fantastic. More

May 5th, 2016

EAST MEETS WEST PORSCHE GATHERINGS

Nothing succeeds like success. For ample evidence of this, just reference two recent Porsche events on the left and right coasts. Patrick Long and Al de Vera are the principal architects of these gatherings that celebrate Porsche air-cooled goodness in a way that is likely to go on for many years to come. More

May 2nd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

SEATTLE IN SPRING

Spent a wonderful PCA tech session yesterday on the Porsche GT1 with Andy Pilgrim, Tony Callas, Randy Leffingwell and Jochen Rohr at Cantrell Motorsports. Then drove to my cabin from Seattle in one of my own 1972 911s. What a wonderful time to be on the road (as long as you avoided May Day in downtown!). Here’s a shot of my pal Chris Powell in a Speedster with a similar feel.

April 28th, 2016

Posted in Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

BONNEVILLE SPEEDWAY IN 2016?

Will Speed Week happen on August 13-19? How about the World Finals scheduled for September 27-30?

Two months ago the Utah House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee unanimously passed a resolution urging the federal government to take immediate action to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats. More

April 19th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

TALE OF TWO TARGAS

The April issue of Porsche Club of America’s Panorama Magazine includes nine pages of my automotive photographs accompanying Mark Titterton’s text. His story tells the tale of two red Targas born 45 years apart. Richard Baron, Pano’s Creative Director (and my autocross partner this past weekend), applied his usual layout magic. Please enjoy this superb raffle ticket winning yarn PCA members!

April 11th, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

LUFT AUTO SUCCESS

“The third installment of Patrick Long and Howie Idelson’s Luftgekühlt gathering took place yesterday at the expansive factory location of furniture designer Modernica in East Los Angeles. Thousands of automotive enthusiasts flocked to the event to see hundreds of Porsche models ranging from 356s to all variations of 911s.” More

April 4th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

TRUE TURBO

My latest article in the on-line Road Scholars Magazine reminds us of simpler times and the original Porsche 930. Thanks again to Cam, Kevin, and Randy.

Read all about this automotive icon here.

March 27th, 2016

Posted in Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WHERE TO GO THIS SPRING?

I’d go to Malta… Hey, it’s in Italy and they speak English!

Wikipedia

March 24th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

HEROES

There are iconic leading men in films, of course, impossibly rugged and willing to tackle anything.

And then there are the stories of ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things with little fanfare. Those are the men and women I want to document in my lifetime.

March 19th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

HERE ARE YOUR CAPTIONS!

“This SI swimsuit edition gets better every year!”
“They say whomever finds the key first gets to keep the car.”
“And he reached in here to get the tool kit and something grabbed him and pulled him in. That was the last time anyone saw him.”
“Come on, 7 or 11…”
“It’s a boy!”
“is that an original washer!?”
“I think that little nut fell off over here…” More

March 16th, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

PORSCHE CARRERA 991-2 TURBO ONLY

With the exception of the GT3 and R variants, the next Porsche 911s will be turbocharged only. First watercooling, then drivers aids and PDK, and now lower displacement non-normally aspirated Carreras! No, the sky is not falling. Porsche is just doing what they need to do to meet emissions compliance, fuel economy and customer demands.

(Illustrator: Unknown)

March 11th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

CAPTION THIS PHOTO!

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In one week I will announce the winning entry.

R.I.P. George Martin and Keith Emerson

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