Archive for the Racing / Auto Blog category

February 17th, 2018

BACK TO BACK

These two Porsches owned by Ryan Snodgrass are the inspiration for his amazing books: a 1976 Carrera 2.7 MFI 911 and a 1977 Turbo 3.0 930.

See the latest issue of Panorama Magazine for my feature comparing them back to back on the streets of Seattle. It’s a fun ride.

PCA Panorama Magazine

Ryan’s Books at Parabolica Press

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February 17th, 2018

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

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February 7th, 2018

CAR DETAILS

Focusing on the essentials of a car is part of any automotive photo shoot. It’s actually one of the simplest things to do. No decisive moments, no complicated arrangements, no trying to introduce texture or a backdrop. It’s deceptively easy, as long as you have the right angle, the right crop, and the right light (which you may have to add). More

January 29th, 2018

ELECTRIC TESLA ROADSTER CONCEPT CAR
MEET PORSCHE’S MISSION E

Promised: 0-60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. 0-100 in 4.2 seconds. A top speed of 250 mph. 650 mile range. OK, I’m impressed. Whenever the Porsche becomes available, I’ll specify it as my Uber car…

(Photos: Courtesy Tesla and Porsche AG)

January 17th, 2018

AUTOCROSS MASTER – PART 2

Here’s part 2 of my latest Roads Scholars Magazine feature. It completes a profile of Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Fun stuff!

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 2

January 14th, 2018

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

R.I.P DAN GURNEY

Porsche’s first (and only) F1 victory was with Dan Gurney on July 8, 1962 in a 804 at the French Grand Prix. He went on to build the American Eagle race car and racing team. His accomplishments in the field are legendary. For example, he was the first racer to use a full face helmet. He was one of the good guys. More

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

December 22nd, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

This 1952 Porsche America Roadster, as featured in the current issue of the Porsche magazine Panorama, waves goodbye to 2017. Here’s to a happy holiday and an even better 2018!

Panorama Magazine

December 14th, 2017

AUTOCROSS MASTER MEETS 911T

Here’s my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article. It profiles Dwight Mitchell and his time with a certain Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 911T. Thanks to Cam Ingram, Kevin Watts, and Randy Leffingwell for their continued support.

Road Scholars Magazine – Article Part 1

November 13th, 2017

EXCELLENCE 911 T/ST ARTICLE

Congrats to Nick Psyllos and his 1972 Tangerine 911 T/ST for being featured in the current issue of Excellence Magazine. Photographed at Luftgekühlt IV and R Gruppe Treffen, we had a blast telling it’s story! More

November 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s one that almost didn’t happen.

This shot was made on a beautiful February afternoon in California. It ended up as the lead photo in a feature on Rich Sutliffe’s 1973 911S race car. More

October 10th, 2017

SPEEDSTER WARS

Check out my latest article for Road Scholars Magazine about an era when over 30 Porsche Speedsters would show up for a single event in California. With cameo appearances by James Dean and Steve McQueen, and Randy Leffingwell’s story of the America Roadster, the October 2017 issue is packed with lots of retro reading fun!

Road Scholars Magazine

September 1st, 2017

THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT

Here’s the story behind one of my best photographs that was never published. More

August 11th, 2017

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

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 AND ARTICLE PREMIERE

The Porsche Club of America just launched my 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