Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Rommel you Magnificent Bastard!"

I don't know anything about the car other than it was photographed by Thomas Lundeval at the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.
What to do with a ratty mid-years impact bumper "S"?  How about something like this?

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Fueled by Passion"

For a long time, my favorite Motorsport artist has been Nicolas Hunziker.  His artwork is stunning, but in recent years, he has split out into the clothing business with several creative offerings.

Recently Nicholas teamed up with my favorite racing driver and friend Vic Elford on the Vic Elford collection. Great stuff to be found here!

Now if I could just get him to do some long-sleeve's! 


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Takin a Break....

from "Road Trippin".
I bought a new lens this week. Sigma 120-400mm telephoto w' OS. Its a healthy mid-priced big lens...hopefully everything I need. F4.5 on the short side is not particularly fast, but I will be primarily using it for track work, so light shouldnt be a problem. Besides, a f2.8 is equivalent to the cost of a small commuter car, so that is not in my budget for a long time.  

I decided to take the 70"S" out and play with the new lens a bit. For the last several months I have been driving by the remains of a demolished General Motors manufacturing plant here in my town thinking that it might be a good spot for some shots. Tonight I drove out there just as the sun was going down.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Road Trippin - Day 05

It was tough to leave the Grand Canyon after just one night, but California was calling. After viewing a spectacular sunrise and taking a short walk around the canyon rim we continued west.  We had time to stop along the way for photo op's that are generously scattered around the deserts of the American west. Our destination was Rosamond, CA which is located in the Mojave desert near Edwards Air Force Base, El Mirage and most importantly - Willow Springs Raceway!