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August 21st, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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August 11th, 2017

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SAVE THE SALT IS WORKING

As Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats celebrates its 68th anniversary, three organizations representing racers and industry are in discussions with a potash mine operator on ways to increase the amount of brine being pumped back into the salt flats. This 10-year pilot program promises to end the depletion of the top layer at this historic racing site, which I reported on earlier.

Searching For Salt

August 8th, 2017

MEXICAN 1000 FILM PREMIERE

Today, the Porsche Club of America launched my fun six-minute video about a pair of Rothsport Porsche 964s racing in the 2017 Baja Mexican 1000 Rally.

After five days of blasting over 1,000 miles of rough terrain, the team beat all the odds by not only finishing but winning a trophy, a feat no Porsche has ever accomplished in Mexico. Until now. More

August 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Summer’s here and it’s time for a blistering image that has an interesting back story.

Bonneville Salt Flats is ground zero for land speed records. It’s also a cooker in the summer. The white surface acts like a huge reflector that throws light everywhere. This portrait is one example.

I had set up a flash to camera right and was ready to set my exposure. I fired a test shot, but it was way overexposed at 1/13 of a second. More

July 27th, 2017

LONG MAY YOU RUN

Congrats to Michael Hammond and Don Ahearn for appearing in the current issue of Panorama Magazine with their 1967 911S. It’s one of the longest continually raced 911s in the world! What a blast it was to photograph and write about this iconic vintage race car.

PCA Panorama Magazine

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 more. More

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 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 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 4th, 2017

DRIVE TOWARD A CURE

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Drive Toward a Cure Road Rally, which benefits Parkinson’s research. Kudos to Deb Pollack and Mark Davidson for organizing this successful and heartfelt California adventure. More

April 29th, 2017

TEAM ROTHSPORT PORSCHE 964 TROPHIES AT MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

Congrats to Jeff Zwart, Cameron Healy, Jeff Gamroth, and Carl Van Austen for finishing 3rd and 4th in the Vintage class of the 2017 NORRA Mexican 1000 race in Baja. These were the first Porsche 911s to finish this toughest of rallies in the event’s 50 year history! More

March 20th, 2017

THANKS LEICA!

It was a pleasure speaking at the monthly Cameras, Coffee & Conversation in Washington state’s Leica Store Bellevue. Thanks to Brandon, Ford, Angela, Nathan and Steve for their invitation. And thanks to all who participated in this fun event where we discussed the intricacies of car photography!

(Photo: Courtesy Leica Store Bellevue)

January 27th, 2017

1972 CUSTOM PORSCHE 911

Not quite a Singer restoration but it has ST bodywork, 315 hp and weighs 2350 pounds. Published in three international magazines. Yes, it’s fast and it’s paid for – and it could be yours! I’ll be taking this 1972 Porsche 911 to sell in California soon!

January 18th, 2017

OUT OF AFRICA

Another historic Porsche has been featured in the January issue of PCA Panorama Magazine. It’s the 1973 911 Carrera RS that finished 2nd in the 1974 African Rally with Björn Waldegård at the wheel.

It’s a fascinating piece that tells the story of Porsche’s involvement in the East Africa Rally of Kenya. Thanks again to creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their incredible collaboration with my photos and text. And special thanks to Jürgen Barth for his input!

January 11th, 2017

SEARCHING FOR SALT – ONE YEAR LATER

Thanks to my friends at Road Scholars for publishing an update to my October 2015 award-winning article.

Road Scholars Magazine

It tells the story of Porsche competitor Tom Woodford, who attended the 2014 Bonneville Salt Flats “World of Speed” event. It was the only automotive competition at Bonneville that wasn’t cancelled due to a lack of salt during a three-year period from 2013 to 2015. More