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October 17th, 2019

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September 22nd, 2019

SAFARI 911 BUILDS

After completing features on Rothsport Racing’s Safari 911s in print and film, and seeing what they could do, I was convinced. This is the ultimate answer to an off-road Porsche. And it is. If you want to actually finish the Baja 500 or Mexican 1000. More

August 26th, 2019

LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO

This has to be one of the lamest song titles in all of pop culture. Completely anti-Gene Smith philosophy. The reality is, unless you are being forced with bodily harm, nobody makes you do anything. More

August 23rd, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

JOHNNY DEPP IS W. EUGENE SMITH IN MINIMATA

Filming has begun in Japan to portray one of the most inspiring photo essayists ever. W. Eugene Smith’s images in Life magazine are legendary for their powerful emotion and use of low key light. His 1948 series, “Country Doctor”, is now recognized as “the first extended editorial photo story”. More

June 19th, 2019

Posted in Racing / Auto Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

FORD VS. FERRARI – OFFICIAL TRAILER

A movie based on the legendary Ford GT40 race car, which beat Ferrari at its own game, will premiere in November. Matt Damon stars as Caroll Shelby, the man who designed the GT40, and Christian Bale plays the role of Ken Miles, the British driver in the GT40 MkII that won Le Mans in 1966. Directed by James Mangold, it promises to be a good one.

May 24th, 2019

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

THIS DAY IN MUSIC

1941 – On this day Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) was born. Dylan went on to release over 40 albums and was a major influence on The Beatles. His biggest hits included the 1965 single ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. He won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature and twelve Grammy Awards. Here he is with George Harrison and the Traveling Wilburys playing one of my favorite songs. More

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 1st, 2019

Posted in Photography Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

MORE FIM WORK AHEAD

With 2019 shaping up to be another great year, I’m putting together a new demo reel. Stay tuned.

The Art of the Opening Shot from Filmnørdens Hjørne on Vimeo.

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 1st, 2019

ANY WORLD THAT I’M WELCOME TO…

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

December 2nd, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

As a full-time pro for over 25 years, the gear I take on assignment depends on what is needed. Contrary to what it might look like, I prefer to work with the minimum amount of equipment. More

November 7th, 2018

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEIL AND JONI

Yeah, it’s been awhile since I posted some tunes.

They’re all personal and hopefully a bit soulful. I spent a few coins at the jukebox over the years on these two.

October 18th, 2018

ICARUS from HOTRODFILMS.COM on Vimeo.

ICARUS FILM NOW LIVE

Here’s the film I always knew I could make someday – if I just kept at it.

Thank you Jeff Gamroth, Cameron Healy and Team Rothsport for your amazing support!

PCA video link

September 23rd, 2018

ICARUS FILM PREMIERES IN OREGON

My sincere thanks to all who attended the opening of my film ICARUS yesterday. It will be available to view soon on my website hotrodfilms.com.

This 15-minute short tells the story of the Rothsport Racing 2018 Mexican 1000 adventure where a Porsche won its class at a Baja Mexican 1000 race for the first time ever!

World of Speed Museum

September 8th, 2018

ICARUS FILM SCREENING ON SEPTEMBER 22

“Randy Wells will be presenting the film ICARUS, which tells the story of our 2018 Mexican 1000 adventure, on Saturday evening, September 22 at the World of Speed Museum (in Wilsonville, Oregon). Doors will open at 6 pm with beverages and appetizers served and a chance to catch up with everyone. The films will begin at 7 pm. More

August 16th, 2018

BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK 2018

I’ve just returned from a trip to Utah’s Bonneville Speedway where I filmed Tom Woodford attempting a record breaking run in his 3-liter dual MFI turbo powered 1975 911 on the salt flats.

He’s now in the 175 MPH Club with 180 & 192 MPH times!

It was a great week hanging out with Tom and the crew, including Walt Walters – plus my good friend, “the original outlaw”, Gary Emory.

Look for more photos and a film in the future.

Save the Salt!