Archive for the Racing / Auto Blog category

May 2nd, 2019

GRAY MAY

May is one of my favorite times to be in California. It’s not for the weather. Grey skies and fog enter the L.A. area for that month and the next, while Seattle’s climate is just starting to get clearer with warmer days. More

April 26th, 2019

RALLY 4 KIDS

Tomorrow, there’s a car rally benefiting the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara, California. This promises to be a fantastic automotive event with lots of photo ops of amazing cars and their owners. I’ll be there to contribute and enjoy the fun.

More info here.

April 15th, 2019

LUFT 6

Amazingly, my 1972 Porsche 911 has been chosen to be included in the storyline display at the annual Luftgekühlt event in May. This year it’s being held at the famous backlot of Universal Studios. It still hasn’t sunk in how really lucky I am to be included. More

April 10th, 2019

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

TRAGEDY

My deepest symapathies to all affected by the North Carolina explosion today. My thoughts are with the families of those injured and killed, the city of Durham, and my friends at the Ingram Collection and Road Scholars.

Read Cam Ingram’s reflections here.

March 24th, 2019

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

UTAH VOTES $5 MILLION TO RESTORE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS

Just in from SaveTheSalt.org:

“This marks the first public dollars appropriated to restore the depleted salt surface since the land speed racing community began its quest more than 30 year ago,” said Save the Salt Foundation Vice Chairman Tom Burkland. “This is a job well done. Land speed racers the world over say, ‘Thank You Utah!’”

Save the Salt aticle

More Bonnevile blogs

March 20th, 2019

PARIS-DAKAR DESERT STORM

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on the Porsche rally trail lately. With articles and films on the East African Safari and the Baja Mexican 1000, I just can’t seem to get enough. More

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

ICARUS from HOTRODFILMS.COM on Vimeo.

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!).