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February 20th, 2020

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February 2nd, 2020

1917 AND FORD V FERRARI

Is Roger Deakins the best cinematographer working today?

Here are some stills from the movie 1917 that he shot with Sam Mendes directing. Mostly one-take in low-contrast light and period muted color, it covers a 24 hour period in 2 hours. I saw it in a L.A. movie theatre yesterday.

This film was reportedly shot with steady cam and the ARRI Alexa Mini LF, a full-frame yet very small camera, using a 35mm ARRI prime most of the time.

After seeing Ford v. Ferrari with Randy Leffingwell in the movie theatre recently, that film tops them all for my favorite motorsports movie of all time. Recommended!

February 1st, 2020

“THE HEIST” PORSCHE COMMERCIAL

Watch this TV commercial tomorrow during the big game, or sneak a peak at the uncut version today! Includes the latest GT3 and more classic Porsches in a “Fast & Furious” ad.

January 27th, 2020

@PECLA

This Saturday the SoCal region of R Gruppe will celebrate the life of Cris Huergas at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. Meet at 8 am at 19800 South Main Street, Carson, CA. See you there.

(Photo: 911 of Rolly Resos, photographer unknown)

Sad Update: R.I.P Kobe Bryant, his 13 y.o. daughter and seven others. I was on my way to an automotive photo shoot nearby when their helicopter crashed. My sincere condolences to the families and their friends.

January 10th, 2020

THANKS 000!

It’s great to have my images included again in 000 Magazine. Issue 012 features my coverage of Cameron Healy at the wheel of his 1951 Le Mans class-winning 356 SL #46 on Mulholland Drive. These photos accompany Jeff Zwart’s cover and beauty shots, along with Chris Greenwood’s build photos, to help tell an amazing story. Special thanks go to Pete Stout, Rod Emory, Cameron and the whole crew for making it happen!

January 7th, 2020

CRIS HUERGAS

Intention is everything. When fully met, it involves your whole purpose and being. It requires passion, reasonable thinking, and a commitment to follow through.

When times get tough, I try to remember that no matter what happens, intention will see you through every time. Be confident, look outside the box, leave the herd behind, move forward, and ride. Godspeed.

R.I.P. Cris Huergas, R Gruppe Co-Founder

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January 3rd, 2020

FAREWELL VW BEETLE

January 1st, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR & 10th ANNIVERSARY!

Today, this blog celebrates its tenth year on the endless wire – pre-Instagram. Thanks to all for visiting this site and letting me share my life with you.

With an average of one new blog post every 5 days and an Instagram site now flourishing (@cars.randywells), it’s been an extremely satisfying last couple of years. It certainly helps me to keep writing!

Now, I just gotta keep up those New Year’s resolutions… Personally, I can’t wait for the 2020s.

(Photo: Motor Press Guild Best Film Award – March, 2019)
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December 18th, 2019

AT THE CROSSROADS

Thanks to PCA Panorama Magazine for publishing my feature in their December issue. It tells the story of a one-year-old 1971 Porsche 911S that was left for dead in a ditch by the side of Canada’s Alcan highway where it intersects the Yukon River.

With the use of my drone in Washington state, I was able to portray the feeling the second owners have for this car and its journey. The opening spread shows the restored car crossing a bridge over a river, with the article’s title, “At the Crossroads”.

PCA Panorama Magazine

December 1st, 2019

PRINTS ON SALE NOW!

For a limited time, you can use a discount coupon to buy any image of mine as a print for 20% off. Through December 31, just type the promo code HOLIDAY 2019 into the coupon box before you check out.

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November 26th, 2019

MEET OTIS: REMAINS A ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOT

Sometimes you get lucky.

An article gets magically downloaded to your left brain and everybody loves it. A photograph appears that is mesmerizing to your right brain, and you capture it with one of your cameras.

Humbleness is necessary when this happens. It’s a gift. Pure and simple. All you can do is give thanks and hope that it’s not the only one.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 13th, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY EMORY!

I am very fortunate to have known Gary Emory of Parts Obsolete for over 20 years. We have always seen eye to eye and appreciated each other for who we are. He’s an icon in the Porsche world and one of the ultimate stand up guys.

(Photo by Andrea Wells at Luft 2019)

October 25th, 2019

SAFARI 911 BUILDS

After completing features on Rothsport Racing’s Safari 911s in print and film, and seeing what they could do, I was convinced. This is the ultimate answer to an off-road Porsche. And it is. If you want to actually finish the Baja 500 or Mexican 1000. More

October 17th, 2019

1973 CARRERA RS 2.7 LIGHTWEIGHT VS. TOURING

Most comparisons of this type gloss over the differing details that separate these two versions of what many believe is one of the best Porsche 911s ever built. My feature in the current issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine avoids taking the easy road by looking in-depth at the iconic 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 touring and lightweight, including build variations and driving impressions. More

October 7th, 2019

THANKS PANO!

The annual Porsche Club of America’s national gathering took place in Florica this year. Once again I was assigned to photograph and write about the attending car owners and their Porsches. Despite extreme humidity and heat, I got the shots. Look for them in this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine!

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September 28th, 2019

NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Life is nothing if not interesting. Here I am married to the most amazing woman for 25 years, and I’m still working on being a better husband. More