Archive for the Porsche Blog category

April 17th, 2018

THE ULTIMATE 928 DIY RESTORATION

“Minerva’s Journey” is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to rebuild a 166,000-mile Porsche from the tub up to “as new” stock condition nearly 40 years after it left the factory.

William Anast and Rob Edwards deserve big kudos for this month’s publication of their 1978 928 refurbishment in PCA’s Panorama Magazine. This was an epic journey in more ways than one.

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April 17th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Storyteller | Director of Photography | Writer

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April 1st, 2018

THE GOLD 911R AND KEVIN JEANNETTE

Here’s a pic of Bruce Jennings and Kevin Jeannette from the late 1960s with Porsche 911R #15. What a wonderful moment. Look for a future article on this car. Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day!

(Photograph: Courtesy Kevin Jeannette Collection)

March 17th, 2018

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

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

For all of you with a wee bit of Irish in your heritage, here’s a photo of a Conda Green Kremer-Porsche 911 ST I’d like to be wearing today.

March 12th, 2018

THE PORSCHE EFFECT

Thanks to everyone at Road Scholars Magazine and the Petersen Automotive Museum for the opportunity to cover opening night of “The Porsche Effect” exhibit in LA. Shot entirely with a Leica Q and 28mm lens. Read all about it here:

Road Scholars Magazine – The Porsche Effect

February 17th, 2018

BACK TO BACK

These two Porsches owned by Ryan Snodgrass are the inspiration for his amazing books: a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 and a 1977 Turbo 3.0 930.

See the latest issue of Panorama Magazine for my feature comparing them back to back on the streets of Seattle. It’s a fun ride.

PCA Panorama Magazine

Ryan’s Books at Parabolica Press

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February 7th, 2018

CAR DETAILS

Focusing on the essentials of a car is part of any automotive photo shoot. It’s actually one of the simplest things to do. No decisive moments, no complicated arrangements, no trying to introduce texture or a backdrop. It’s deceptively easy, as long as you have the right angle, the right crop, and the right light (which you may have to add). More

January 29th, 2018

ELECTRIC TESLA ROADSTER CONCEPT CAR
MEET PORSCHE’S MISSION E

Promised: 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. A top speed of 250 mph. 650 mile range. OK, I’m impressed. Whenever the Porsche becomes available, I’ll specify it as my Uber car…

(Photos: Courtesy Tesla and Porsche AG)

January 21st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

GEM OF A 944

PCA Panorama Magazine has done it again… Check out my latest Porsche publication featuring a 3,777 mile 1983 Porsche 944. This gem belongs to Bill Morris of Tacoma, Washington and is a regular concours winner. Heck, it’s an all original time capsule!

Panorama Magazine

January 17th, 2018

AUTOCROSS MASTER – PART 2

Here’s part 2 of my latest Roads Scholars Magazine feature. It completes a profile of Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Fun stuff!

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 2

January 14th, 2018

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

R.I.P DAN GURNEY

Porsche’s first (and only) F1 victory was with Dan Gurney on July 8, 1962 in a 804 at the French Grand Prix. He went on to build the American Eagle race car and racing team. His accomplishments in the field are legendary. For example, he was the first racer to use a full face helmet. One of the good guys. More

January 3rd, 2018

MPG AWARD FINALIST… AGAIN

Well, I suppose I can toot my horn a bit, although the Motor Press Guild winners won’t be announced until next month. I was very fortunate to have a great project fall in my lap last year. Jeff Gamroth called and asked if I would like to document his Rothsport Racing Team effort at the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally. I said yes of course. More

December 22nd, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

This 1952 Porsche America Roadster, as featured in the current issue of the Porsche magazine Panorama, waves goodbye to 2017. Here’s to a happy holiday and an even better 2018!

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2017

AUTOCROSS MASTER MEETS 911T

Here’s my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article. It profiles Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Thanks to Cam Ingram, Kevin Watts, and Randy Leffingwell for their continued support.

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 1

December 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

This month’s photo was created while assigned to a studio shoot of a Porsche Speedster.

Walking around the car, I noticed these framed mirrors reflecting certain sections of the Porsche. By using a tripod and careful framing, I was able to create the lead to a story I knew would be titled “Fill in the Blanks”.

Canon 5D Mk III, 50mm Macro EF f2.5 at 30 sec, f/20

P.S. This will be the last in this series for a while. It will resume sometime in 2018.

November 13th, 2017

EXCELLENCE 911 T/ST ARTICLE

Congrats to Nick Psyllos and his 1972 Tangerine 911 T/ST for being featured in the current issue of Excellence Magazine. Photographed at Luftgekühlt IV and R Gruppe Treffen, we had a blast telling it’s story! More