Archive for the Travel Blog category

July 14th, 2018

A LOOK BACK IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR

Thanks to Road Scholars Magazine for profiling a stalwart of the SoCal sports car scene and his Metallic Blue Porsche 1973 911S. Chuck Miller has been instrumental to the clubs known as the Early 911S Registry and R Gruppe for over 15 years. See part 1 and part 2 features below.

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 1

Road Scholars Magazine Article Part 2

June 19th, 2018

MAKING PORSCHE RACING HISTORY IN BAJA

Here’s a look back at the drama and beauty that I experienced in April while following a pair of Porsche 911s – off road down Baja.

Follow me and the Rothsport Racing team from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo over jumps, river crossings and endless silt beds. The team made Porsche history finishing 1st and 2nd in class after five days of racing – but not without a few incidents!

Road Scholars Magazine article

May 20th, 2018

R GRUPPE TREFFEN

Yes, I’ve been to every R Gruppe Treffen – 18 in a row. This year’s event in Buellton, California featured great weather and camaraderie. Having a drone to photograph stills and video ensured it was even more special. Thanks to all my friends for a wonderful time.

April 29th, 2018

CAMERON AND ERIC HEALY WIN AT THE MEXICAN 1000

A production-based Porsche 911 has never won its class at a Baja 1000 off-road race. Until now.

Cameron Healy (driver) and Eric Healy (navigator) took the win in the 2018 NORRA Mexican 1000 Vintage Stock Production Cars class piloting a Rothsport Racing Porsche Safari 964. Teammates Jeff Gamroth and Tim Ralston of Rothsport Racing finished second. Congrats to all!

April 25th, 2018

2018 MEXICAN 1000 BAJA RACE

Check out my Instagram page to see how we are doing with the Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s in Baja!

Randy’s Instagram

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 13th, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

WHO CAN SEE IT

If you’re interested in travel photography as a full-time profession, here are some reflections from a 23 year-old giving it all he’s got. Unfortunately, as hard as he tries, his plan is likely to fail over the long term.

The Life of a Travel Photographer

April 4th, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment depends on what is needed. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. More

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 14th, 2018

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

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TRAVELS!

Somehow, I never got around to this. But in 2018, I’ll be spending some time visiting hotels with vinyl and turntables. There are some pretty cool suites where a guest can play LPs in their room. First stop is the Kimpton Goodland in Santa Barbara. I’ll be staying at more of these hip establishments over the next few months and will keep you posted on what I find.

(Photographer: Unknown)

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

January 1st, 2018

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

BEST WISHES FOR 2018

I have several trips planned up and down the west coast of the U.S. throughout 2018 – in case you need to piggyback an assignment!

November 7th, 2017

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

PALOUSE MAGIC

A big thank you to everyone at PCA’s Panorama Magazine for their amazing support. This Back Story photo and text was assigned by Richard Baron and made possible with the generosity of Ron Roland (1952 Porsche America Roadster owner) and Sarah Scott (older barn and younger owner). You folks make my job so much easier!

October 1st, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s a story that seems appropriate today. Twenty years ago I hired a pilot to fly me over the Everglades at sunrise to photograph the damage from Hurricane Andrew. More

September 26th, 2017

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

GOOD PEOPLE

“As you get older, you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People who are good for you, good to you, and good for your soul.” -as seen on Facebook