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August 21st, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Filmmaker | Writer & Director of Photography

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August 19th, 2018

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

CREATIVITY IS A FUNNY THING – PART 1

Here’s an image I made recently. Whether or not it’s good is up to you. More to come…

August 16th, 2018

BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK 2018

I’ve just returned from a trip to Utah’s Bonneville Speedway where I filmed Tom Woodford attempting a record breaking run in his 3-liter dual MFI turbo powered 1975 911 on the salt flats.

He’s now in the 175 MPH Club with 180 & 191 MPH times!

It was a great week hanging out with Tom and the crew, including Walt Walters – plus my good friend, “the original outlaw”, Gary Emory! Look for more photos and a film in 2019.

Save the Salt!

August 8th, 2018

LEAVING TOWN

One of my favorite cars to photograph left town today – to be delivered to its new owner. A Porsche 959, specifically this black on black example that was the last to leave the factory. It’s way beyond my price bracket. I just feel fortunate to have ridden in it and spent some time around it with my cameras.

July 19th, 2018

PCA PANORAMA DOES IT AGAIN

Lead feature. Lead photo. I couldn’t be happier with this month’s issue of Panorama Magazine. It’s the first time my drone photos have been published in a printed piece.

I began using a DJI Mavic with Porsches in Mexico this spring and have been enamored with its capabilities ever since. Look for more aerial views in the future!

PCA Panorama Magazine

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 29th, 2018

PORSCHE RESETS THE RECORD LAP TIME AT THE NÜRBURGRING

As long as we are reporting record breaking times, here’s one from Germany.

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June 24th, 2018

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

VW ELECTRIC CAR SETS NEW RECORD TIME AT PIKES PEAK

Today, Romain Dumas took his Volkswagen I.D. R EV to a new record time of 7:57.148 over 12 miles and 156 curves to 9,000 feet in Colorado. Sebastion Loeb’s previous record at 8:13.878 set in 2013 with a gas powered Peugeot 208 T16 seemed unreachable. Welcome to the age of the electric car that Porsche helped design…

(Photos: Volkswagen)

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

June 15th, 2018

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

LE MANS 2018 WEEKEND

From the Porsche Newsroom:

“180 drivers and 60 vehicles will fight for victory at Le Mans. With four 510 hp Porsche 911 RSRs contesting the GTE-Pro class, Porsche fields the largest GT works contingent in the company’s history at the 13.626-kilometre Circuit des 24 Heures.” More

June 10th, 2018

914/6 GT TRIBUTE

For June, I’ll have a couple of publications. The first will be in PCA Porsche Panorama Magazine.

It had to be orange, of course. Just like virtually every other real 914/6 GT raced by the Porsche factory Werks department. This tribute GT also had to start as a 914/6 to be eligible for racing today. It needed to be heard before it was seen too. Thanks to straight through pipes and no real muffler to speak of, that’s assured. More

June 3rd, 2018

WHO ORIGINATED THE LOUVERED 911 REAR DECK LID?

Nobody knows… What we do know is that Rolly Resos sold a muti-louvered Porsche 911 rear decklid that he had picked up at a Pomano Swap meet to a long-haired guy in scruffy clothes at the German Autofest in 2002. That’s how the legend of the “Urban Outlaw” was born…

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.

May 15th, 2018

MAY 911R GOODNESS

No, it wasn’t an April fool’s joke. This month’s Panormama Magazine features my interview with Kevin Jeannette and his purchase of Porsche’s 911R #15 for $9500. Check it out. It’s hilarious.

PCA Panorama Magazine

May 9th, 2018

PLAYTIME AT THE EMORY’S

Here’s my latest feature in Road Scholars Magazine. It’s an insight into Rod and Zayne Emory’s toy car collection. Lots of great stories are told against a backdrop of miniature models in their new Emory Motorsports shop in North Hollywood.

All photos shot on a Leica Q with natural light.

Road Scholars Magazine Article

May 2nd, 2018

THANKS TO THE ROTHSPORT RACING TEAM

Last year I was given the opportunity to photograph and write a feature article and short film on two Rothsport Racing Porsche 911s, both of which finished the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 off-road race. More