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THE LAST ST
My favorite 911.
In the latest Porsche Club of America’s national magazine Panorama, my photographs illustrate a feature about the last 1972 911ST built. I shot this four years ago, and, even though some stories can take a while to make it into a magazine, I’m absolutely thrilled to see it in print now! We kept it B/W, and the writer Jay Gillotti did a great job with the text. Thanks, PCA!
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE YOUR PHOTO MIGHT SHOW UP
The Chicane is an on-line blog that features what they consider the best automotive images. Surprisingly, one of my photos was featured on their blogscroll in May, and I just came across it. I guess they found it on Tumblr where photo credits are rare. Uncredited here, when you drag and drop it, buried in the jpeg metadata is my 2013 copyright notice. No worries…
THE 4TH OF JULY
It seems the 4th of July means something different every year.
For me, what I feel is sadness. At the same time, I’m grateful that I experienced the best of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It was a wonderful time to be young in America.
I made this image of Mt. Rushmore from a low-flying helicopter in the ’80s. I probably wouldn’t be allowed to do it today. Not sure I’d want to.
The image below is one I made last month.
Think deeper. Be safe.
LUFTGEKUHLT RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA
The 8th edition of Luftgekühlt is coming to Los Angeles on Sunday October 9th, 2022. Air-cooled Porsche lovers are rejoicing that the event is returning to the west coast after a few years off.
Congrats to all the Porsche drivers and teams for your great success!
BACK FROM PORSCHE PARADE
Once again, the Porsche Club of America sent me to cover their annual Parade. This year the big event was held in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. Over 1000 Porsches attended, among them this rare 1992 Euro Carrera 911 RS in Raspberry.
Thanks to the whole Panorama Magazine team for all the good times and photo ops. Look for my features to be published in the coming months.
It’s good to be back home, but it’s also exciting to have had such a productive journey last month. I photographed 15 cars, 11 of them in 4 days, and made some new friends in the Porsche 356 and 911 communities along the way. Here’s a photo I made with my Leica Q on a windy day along Rte 66, one of my favorite roads.
If you are in England, be sure and check out Megaphonics 22 on Sunday, 29 May, when Boxengasse’s annual air-cooled Porsche event returns for it’s 4th installment.
Here are some quotes from its founder, Frank Cassidy, a man after my own heart – Classic Porsche, Leica and 60’s music. Continue reading “”
STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE STORIES
Jeff Zwart is a long time hero of mine who has never let anyone down with his fabulous work – photographing, speaking, and filmmaking.
Whoever he associates himself with is blessed. I feel lucky to be his friend.
Happy Birthday Jeff!
R GRUPPE TREFFEN
St. George, Utah near Zion National Park was the location of last weekend’s 21st R Gruppe Treffen. About 50 early Porsche 911s made the trek from parts across the USA. Here’s a shot above of a Silver ’72 made from a ’70 coupe all the way from Seattle. A majestic setting and a great group of people. Check out my short video below!
BRING A TRAILER
I’ve been working with clients directly to photograph and film their car for sale on BAT. The results have been remarkably well received by everyone, and it’s provided me with another outlet for short videos that provide engaging content and another way to tell a story. Look for my most recent work on this blog journal soon!
Porsche Club of America has been very good to me over the years. This month, their national magazine, Panorama, has honored me with a short bio and multi-page essay featuring my photographs made at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. There, I photographed a very rare gathering of Porsche 917 race cars, partnering with writer Jay Gillotti, who did a great job telling the story of these magnificent icons. Thanks again for their support at the Pano editorial staff – Vu Nguyen, Rob Sass, Amy Skogstrom, Emma Smith, Doug Lloyd, Allen Lane and Richard Baron!
Word is Porsche and Audi are planning to join Formula 1 in 2026. Working in F1 as powertrain suppliers, Porsche is considering working in conjunction with Red Bull Racing, and Audi could be supplying McLaren. It’s all dependent on how parent company Volkswagen decides to allocate development costs across its racing teams. The last time Porsche was in F1 was with the MP4/2C TAG engine in a McLaren during the ’80s.
Renée Brinkerhoff with her heavily modified Porsche 356 and Valkyrie Racing team in Antarctica grace the cover of this month’s 356 Registry Magazine. Inside you’ll find an in-person interview I was fortunate to make with Renée at her Colorado Ranch right before the trip. Included are my images of her ’57 “street” coupe that she trains with when not competing in her ’56 rally car. Check it out!