BEST OF BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON
I was just awarded the “Best Photographer” title in the Best of Bellevue competition. Such an honor and a privilege to be recognized for my work. Thanks!
EVEN MORE LE MANS CLASSIC
Bastille Day is important to the French. So it is with this in mind that I continue to post about their Le Mans racing heritage.
Here’s another of my photos made during the Classic event this month. Thank you to those who provided me with a media vest for an inside look at the festivities.
FAKE IT ‘TILL YOU MAKE IT
This blog post title is a commonly heard phrase in photography today.
To offer another perspective, the image that accompanies this post is one I made four days ago at 4:00 am on Sunday at the Le Mans Classic. It is a straight shot, an un-manipulated and un-composited original image. This rare setting was created when the full moon set under the Dunlop Bridge while the Group 4 cars began their first lap for that session. In the lead is the famous Le Mans winning 1966 Ford GT40. No other photographers were present.
You don’t need to fake it. You just have to make it.
BRIAN REDMAN – PORSCHE RACING ICON
I was recently called in to be the official photographer for a regional PCA tech session featuring the famous Porsche race driver Brian Redman. Brian’s racing record reads like a list of every famous team and venue. Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Lola, Cooper, Brabham, McLaren, BRM, Shadow, Chevron, Ford, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and, of course, Porsche.
I was able to spend some time alone with Brian, a very nice man. My photographs were used in both the regional and national Porsche Club of America January 2023 publications.
KEN BLOCK R.I.P.
Posted yesterday about the rally car driver and marketing influencer:
“Itâ€™s with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today.
Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband.
He will be incredibly missed.”
THE LAST ST
My favorite 911. Low weight in a classic shape with a 2.5L high revving air-cooled flat six. Heaven.
In the August 2022 issue of 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!
PORSCHE BACK IN FORMULA 1?
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.
THANK YOU 356 REGISTRY MAGAZINE
RenÃ©e Brinkerhoff with her heavily modified Porsche 356 and Valkyrie Racing team in Antarctica grace the cover of the Spring 2022 issue of 356 Registry Magazine. Inside you’ll find an in-person interview I was fortunate to make with RenÃ©e 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!
AMAZING DRONE WORK AND EDITING IN THIS PORSCHE VIDEO
This is what’s possible in car videos today. This ad pushes the limits above and beyond – in the field and behind the computer. Amazing stuff.
VIC ELFORD R.I.P.
One of the greatest Porsche drivers in history passed away today.
He was also one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. He always took my questions without complaint, and was as humble as humanely possible considering all his accomplishments in motor racing.
Fans will always remember Vic’s rally victories at Monte Carlo in a 911 and his brave win in a Porsche 907 at the Targa Florio in 1968, where he came from far behind in the last laps to pass the lead Ferrari.
RUSSIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX CANCELLED AFTER UKRAINE INVASION
This is just another sign that the world sees Russia differently today. The Haas F1 racing team also removed the Russian flag-based livery from their cars. Many drivers say they had already decided not to attend the Russian race scheduled for September anyway. Hopefully, more financial sanctions of this type will help to stop the insanity.
RE-INSPIRED 911 TURBO BY SINGER
Singer has done it again. Here’s a first glimpse at their new car inspired by the original Porsche 930. It’s a 450-plus-horsepower, carbon-fiber-bodied redefinition of an ’80s classic that can be specced with all sorts of refinements, including AWD.
Power comes from a modified a 3.8L block based on a Hans Mezger-designed air-cooled flat-six. Twin turbochargers with electronically actuated waste gates and bespoke air-to-water intercoolers mounted inside the intake manifolds provide the forced cool air necessary to achieve this kind of power.
(Image courtesy Singer Vehicle Design)
THANK YOU FORZA MAGAZINE
The magazine about Ferrari just published a feature on a super rare aluminum bodied 1967 Ferrari 275 NART Daytona Spyder in their January 2022 issue. I was fortunate enough to photograph it for Forza, and Jay Gillotti wrote the text. Grazie!
THE PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO GT
A Porsche Cayenne in one form or another has been my camera car for the past dozen years.
Here’s a new one for 2022 that Porsche describes as, “An SUV to the eye and a race car beneath the hood.” Continue reading “”
CHRISTMAS IS HIGHER THAN THE WORLD
I posted the following music video over a year ago. After talking with folks in the past month about what the’ve gone through since then, I think it’s an appropriate time to revisit it.