July 18th, 2017

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July 18th, 2017

EMORY CAMPOUT FILM

The camp out this past weekend at Gary and Rod Emory’s farm in Oregon was sensational. Rennfilms and I both showed movies. Mine is a short video that is being prepared to debut with a feature article in the August issue of Porsche Panorama Magazine: 1000 Ways To Fail. Stay tuned for this to accompany the Mexican 1000 race coverage on my website, etc. More

July 16th, 2017

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

PORSCHE PARADE – SPOKANE

Busy, busy, busy… Juggling six or more assignments at a time is always a challenge. Fortunately the 2017 Porsche Parade last week in Spokane was delightful. Lots of great cars and people, with plenty of things to do and places to go. Look for my photos in the September issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.

July 12th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

WHY DID AIMEE’S RECORD NOT SUCCEED?

Whatever was the first solo record from Aimme Mann. It was released in 1993 to little fanfare, although it is arguably one of that year’s best albums. More

July 7th, 2017

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

BARN FIND PORSCHE 944

Check out this latest feature published in Road Scholars Magazine. It tells the story of a 1983 Porsche 944 in the color of Sapphire Metallic. This gem was stored for 34 years, has only 3,700 miles recorded, and is completely original. It can be seen at the Porsche Parade Concours in Spokane on Monday!

Road Scholars Magazine article

July 4th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Thanks to all of you for your support this year. I couldn’t do it without you. Especially my wife, Andrea!

(Photo of Randy by Andrea Wells)

July 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

For July, here’s a shot that was set up to look like an autocross, also known as slalom racing. It was created to run as the double page opener for a feature I had written and photographed on the sport for Excellence Magazine. More

June 24th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

SMART DISCO

OK, maybe that’s an oxymoron. But exactly 37 years ago Jackson Browne released his answer to what was then music’s latest rage. It didn’t hurt that it included the best ever song about Lowell George of Little Feat. More

June 22nd, 2017

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

My father died of it. And now I’ve written about it. Not sure I really ever understood its signifigance until today.

See my earlier post, then learn more about upcoming events at Drive Toward a Cure. And be sure to read my article in the June issue of Road Scholars Magazine

June 19th, 2017

PORSCHE WINS LE MANS AGAIN

With six hours to go they were 19 laps down. But that didn’t stop the Porsche 919 Hybrid team from clawing its way back to an overall win, its third consecutive Le Mans title.

Congrats to New Zealanders Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley, and fellow factory driver from Germany Timo Bernhard for a heroic victory!

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche Presse)

June 15th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Nikon F is a true icon. Introduced in 1959, it was the first successful 35mm single lens reflex camera. The last F made (followed by the F2 version) was called the Apollo. This one’s from 1973 and is pictured with the classic 55mm f1.2 AI Nikkor lens that was used by NASA astronauts in space.

Enough about gear. It’s just a tool. So this will be my last Throwback Thursday for awhile. I need to get back to discovering myself by taking more photographs!

June 7th, 2017

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

LIFE AND TIME

It’s been one heck of a week. My mom broke her femur six weeks after a hip replacement at age 91 in Seattle, and my niece gave birth to a healthy girl named Willow in Sydney. All within 9 hours. My perspective on life and time is changing by the minute.

June 5th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

SUMMER OF LOVE

50 years ago, pop culture was blossoming. There was Sgt. Pepper, Andy Warhol, Haight Ashbury, free love, and power to the people. If you were a teenager in June 1967, you’ve never forgotten it. Luftgekühlt 4 last month reminded me of that heady time. The music was great, the vibe was cool, and the people were hip and exciting. Air-cooled Porsche 911 passion was at an all-time high. It was a “happening” event that I would love to see more of.

June 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month we take a behind the scenes look at an impromptu photo made at the end of the 2014 PCA Parade autocross championship. It had come down to the last run between two modified Porsches, a 914-6 and a Cayman. More

May 27th, 2017

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

GREGG ALLMAN – LAID BACK

Gregg Allman passed away today. He was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band with brother and maestro guitarist Duane Allman.

Duane and bassist Berry Oakley died in in 1971 and 1972 in similar motorcycle accidents, after the release of the groundbreaking Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and At the Fillmore East. More

May 25th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

PALOUSE WORKSHOP

I’ll be leading a photo workshop immediately after the Porsche Club of America’s Parade in Spokane. It’s the ultimate “Drive your Porsche through the wheat fields of Washington road trip”. More