A GUIDE TO AUTOCROSS IN PCA MAGAZINE

To write and photograph about a subject as dear to my heart as autocross is an honor. Thanks to Pete Stout for allowing me to see this one through to completion. Thanks also to Richard Baron for his amazing design, which never ceases to amaze me. More thanks to the national autocross champions who participated. And finally, thanks to Jeff Barstow, who has been my driving partner for over 15 years. His portrait leads my article in the December issue of PCA’s Panorama Magazine.

(Above: Pat Costin’s 1971 Porsche 911 driven by Dwight Mitchell)

PERSONAL WORK – 2015

At the end of each year I pick a personal work series, what I consider my best three images from a non-assignment single location. It’s an entirely subjective process, unlike my edited commercial work.

This year’s images were all shot within a couple of days using a Leica M9 camera with 28mm and 50mm Summicron lenses in Los Cabos, Mexico.

THIS PANAMERA CONCOURS & AUTOCROSSES

The November issue of the Porsche Club of America’s magazine Panorama is full of captivating human interest stories and exceptional photography, including coverage of Rennsport Reunion V.

Being teamed up again with Ada Lee Halofsky is equally wonderful. Her story about Gale and Alex Galloway’s journey with what is perhaps the cleanest 2010 Panamera around is an inspiration to every PCA volunteer. It’s also a fitting portrayal of what makes the Porsche family special.

Thanks to Pete Stout and Richard Baron as always.

SOMEPLACE WARMER

This time of year I’m thinking about traveling to someplace warmer. Call me the November Man. Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand, or my personal favorite, Bora Bora, For U.S. locales that are less expensive, you may want to consider southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, or Florida.

AS NICE AS PIE 356

Congrats to Michael Copperthite and his 1953 356 vintage race car just published in a feature I completed for the great guys at Road Scholars.

Michael found his Porsche pre-A 356 on eBay. It looked a mess, but something about the poorly painted coupe appealed to him. It was 95% complete, had seatbelts out of a P-51 Mustang fighter, and a rally clock out of a B-24 Liberator bomber.

Here’s a link to the full article in the November issue of RS Magazine: As Nice As Pie.

WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP GOES TO PORSCHE

By winning the Shanghai WEC event today, Porsche achieved a total of 308 points, putting the manufacturer beyond the reach of Audi (238 points) and Toyota (137 points) with one race to go. This overall win is Porsche’s 13th world title as a constructor in endurance racing. Congrats to all!

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche AG)

TO BE PAID FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

Isn’t that the dream? Sounds great. Sign me up…

Being renumerated for something you would do anyway Some say it’s “found money”. Unfortunately, the compensation offered doesn’t always reflect the cost of doing business in today’s world.

Early on, being an artist will probably feel like a tough road filled with obstacles and rejection. And, until you develop a style and product that’s needed, it’s likely to stay that way. Once you achieve success, be thankful for what you have. You are being paid for what you love… Continue reading “”

VOLKSWAGEN WOES

No, I’m not talking about the shocking diesel recall. That’s world’s away from my news.

My 2001 VW Eurovan Weekender’s second transmission failed. I guess after 200,000 miles of traveling cross country that will happen. Rather than fix it again, I decided to upgrade to a 2006 Porsche Cayenne. Same VR6 type motor with a lot more amenities. After a road trip to CA and back, I can say it will make a fine shooting platform and mobile office.

THANK YOU

Wow, 1,000 views of “Roger’s Ride” in three days. Thanks to all of you for your gracious comments. I’m truly humbled by the reception this film has received. With every view it brings Roger back to life for me. He truly was a great person.