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May 18th, 2017

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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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.

My wife and I followed a Porsche 356B Super 90 from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles to the Mullin Museum in Oxnard to the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles. There we joined in a banquet and staged rally to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Learn more at Drive Toward a Cure.

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 during the event’s 50 year history!

It was an honor to be chosen as the official team photographer and videographer for the seven day trip. And what a trip it was! Look for an article and video to follow soon…

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

January 6th, 2017

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

WANT TO UPGRADE YOUR EARLY 911 SUSPENSION?

Porsche’s first 911 sport cars in stock form ride a bit soft by today’s standards. Their shocks and bushings are easily worn out over time. My latest Road Scholars Magazine article covers the basics of maintaining and subtly upgrading the ride of your early 911, while improving its handling. Enjoy!

Road Scholars Magazine Article

December 30th, 2016

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

YEAR’S END

From all of us at Wells Imagery, thank you for your support in 2016, and we wish you all the very best for 2017!

December 20th, 2016

MEET OTIS

Kudos to Porsche Panorama creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their amazing layout and edit on my 2012 Cayenne “overlanding” story.

That summer day I spent off-roading in the Pacific Northwest with “Otis” owners, the Ranhofers, was appropriately muddy. So, we were able to get the perfect shots for the December 2016 issue of PCA’s national magazine. For more words and pictures about this exciting adventure sport see this link:

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2016

MOTOR PRESS GUILD 2016 AWARD –
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE YEAR

It was a huge honor to receive this trophy yesterday at the MPG banquet in the Marconi Museum of Orange County for my Road Scholars Magazine article “Searching For Salt”.

Thanks to everyone at RS Magazine: especially editor Randy Leffingwell, Cam Ingram, and Kevin Watts. Thanks also to the Speed Week folks at Bonneville Salt Flats, Save the Salt Coalition, 1975 Porsche 911 streamliner owner Tom Woodford, and Andrea Wells.

Searching For Salt Article

MPG 2016 Awards

(Photo above: Richard Baron)

December 6th, 2016

DECEMBER SPIEL COVER

Thanks to editor David Cook and art director Dean Holbrook for featuring my image of a Porsche 917 on the PNWR PCA “Spiel” magazine cover this month. It was fun covering this Chris Powell tech session featuring John Horsman in Redmond, WA!

November 18th, 2016

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

MID-ENGINED 911 RSR

This is big news and could be the start of something new for Porsche’s iconic sports car model. Air cooled has been a thing of the past since 1998. Could rear engines be too? Look for how the new RSR does at Le Mans for an indication of what’s to come.

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche AG)

October 6th, 2016

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

RANDY IS NOW ON INSTAGRAM

Giving back to the photographic community while defending its rights has always been a priority of mine. I’ve been a member of ASMP since 1985. When Facebook bought Instagram, professionals started to feel better about posting. Social media is now a focus of any company, and we are diving in full time.

@cars.randywells.com

August 11th, 2016

MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION 2016

One week from today begins the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion celebrating the 100th Anniversary of BMW. Approximately 550 vintage race cars will be there to compete in one of the world’s premier motoring event.

In the days leading up to and surrounding this spectacle are a multitude of car shows, auctions, and the famed Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance. For 900 Porsches, check out the Werks Reunion on Friday the 19th at the Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel.

June 25th, 2016

JUNE SPIEL COVER

Thanks to the editor and art director at the PCA PNWR Spiel newsletter for featuring my photograph on the cover of their June issue! Dig that Rohr Porsche 911 GT1 at Cantrell Motorsports’ tech session in Bellevue, WA!