Archive for the Racing / Auto Blog category

March 3rd, 2019

VINYL, LEICA, AND THE EARLY 911 – MY STORY

You’ve probably read enough analogies of sports cars, fine cameras, and luxury audio equipment in high-end lifestyle magazines to get the idea that journalists are passionate about these things in a big way. I’m not immune, and vinyl records, Leica rangefinders, and Porsche 911s have been a fascination of mine since 1964.

Thanks to fellow Porsche and Leica fan Randy Leffingwell for publishing this in RS Magazine:

Early 911, Film, and Vinyl Article

February 24th, 2019

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ICARUS FILM WINS BEST OF THE YEAR MPG AWARD

It is was an honor to receive the national 2018 Best Feature Video of the Year award from the Motor Press Guild on Sunday night at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Cameron Healy, Jeff Gamroth and Rothsport Racing for your faith in me, and to the MPG board for your vote of confidence. Special thanks to my editor John Jeffcoat and drone pilot Matthew Psyllos. More

February 24th, 2019

VINYL, LEICAS, AND THE EARLY 911

Coming soon…

I’ve been a record collector since I bought my first LP in 1964. Still have it. Leica film cameras and lenses followed in 1979. An early Porsche 911 was something I’ve wanted since I was 16. Had to wait until 1996 for that one. Now I have multiples of everything… Read about these passions in an upcoming on-line feature:

Early 911, Film, and Vinyl Article

February 16th, 2019

MPG AWARD FINALIST

Motor Press Guild has announced the 2018 award finalists for excellence in automotive journalism. The winner will be announced on the 24th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. I’ll be there.

Thanks to the judges for choosing my film ICARUS as a finalist in the Feature Video category.

See more here

January 21st, 2019

AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALISM – THE REAL TRUTH

Well, one person’s version of it anyway. Which probably isn’t too far off. It’s tough out there! More

January 12th, 2019

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

ULTIMATE TRACK CAR?

“The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport is built for people seeking a piece of self-defined freedom,” says Porsche AG.

Sounds good to me. More

January 8th, 2019

SAFARI 911 SC / BACK TO THE FLATS

Thanks to Randy Leffingwell and Road Scholars Magazine for publishing two stories of mine in their January issue. More

January 6th, 2019

THANKS TO PANORAMA

Porsche Club of America recently published my photos and text from September’s Rennsport Reunion VI in their national magazine Panorama. Here are three unpublished photos that I’d like to share with you.

The first two are of a Porsche race car from the ’60s. The last is a screenshot made at the Dhani Harrison concert that weekend in California. Great show!

January 1st, 2019

ANY WORLD THAT I’M WELCOME TO…

2018 was enlightening, 2019 promises to be even better. Let’s go! More

December 31st, 2018

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES!

Hope you had a good 2018. It was tumultuous for sure. But for me, there were also too many highlights to count.

Certainly one must be my Proterra Electric Bus assignment in Seattle. Thanks to Sybil and her team for keeping it fun!

Gotta’ say, I’m really lucky I get to do what I love for a living (especially since I’m not a trust fund kid!).

December 24th, 2018

A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Seasons Greetings from some guy in a ’54 Speedster…

and here’s a Mexican reindeer for good measure.

December 17th, 2018

STILL PLAYS WITH CARS

Here’s my latest promo piece. Thanks to Cameron Healy for giving me a toy car to play with.

December 15th, 2018

LAST CHANCE FOR YOUR DISCOUNTED PRINTS

Time is running out for your discounted prints to be delivered in time for Christmas. To use your 20% off coupon, just type the promo code HOLIDAY 2018 into the coupon box before you check out.

CLICK HERE For All Photo Galleries.

November 21st, 2018

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanks to everyone who supported my journey this year: Porsche AG, PCNA, Porsche Club of America, Panorama Magazine, Jeff Gamroth and Rothsport Racing, Cameron Healy, Road Scholars Magazine, Gunnar Racing, Klub Sport, 000 Magazine, Proterra, BMW Northwest, and all the others who wish to remain anonymous. Thanks to you all!

(Photo: Dr. Wolfgang Porsche at Rennsport Reunion VI published in Panorama)

November 12th, 2018

CALIFORNIA FIRES

My thoughts go out to all my friends affected by this year’s fires. Godspeed.

October 23rd, 2018

EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE

Porsche Club of America recently published my images in Panorama Magazine, with their coverage of the July 2018 PCA Parade in Missouri. The lead fireworks shot required a bit of pre-planning and a dash of luck and quick setup to capture.

Thanks to all for a fun time!