Entries in Racing (16)
Last weekend was a good one. We went to the 6 hours at Spa Francorchamps again... Great racing, and even greater cars. Here's a few of my favourite pics I took. More shots on a late date.... Unfortunately we couldn't make it to the DAS Drag Day in Germany... Next year fella's..
It was a busy day today, and in between running from one place to the other I ended up at the FIA GT1 World Championship races at the circuit of Zolder in Belgium. This was kind of a last minute deal, and I didn't have any media credentials or something, so I had to improvise to get a few good shots. I hadn't even planned on taking my camera equipment at all... Anyways, here's 3 of my favourite shots...... Nothing too special.
Sorry for the small amount of coverage. I can't upload all my good shots because they will first be published and, as usual, I don't want to show the shots to the people online before the mags do it on paper....
Laguna Seca sure had some good photo opportunities with the use of the early morning fog coming in from the ocean...
Not many of you know, but I flew out to California last Wednesday for another photo trip... This is what I saw when waking up in Huntington Beach last Thursday morning.. Thanks for letting me borrow you place Scotty!! Much appreciated!
My view while having a nice 'n healthy 7-11 breakfast.....
A quick meeting with the Cycle Zombies while they surfed Southside Huntington Beach.. More of these guys later.
Then it was time to meet up with Barry LaCour at Top Shelf Customs, also in Huntington Beach. I've been wanting to shoot one of his bikes for a long time, but it just never happened until last Thursday.
After having lunch with Brandon from Brawny Built I met up with the ATR crew & Michael Schmidt, to raise some hell in the neigbourhood.. Most people weren't too happy with three Harleys hauling ass up and down the street...
Then on Friday I drove up to Monterey, for the Porsche Rennspeed Reunion IV, but before going to the track I made a quick stop in Salinas, to check out Cole's BMW project.
Then later in the afternoon I made it all the way to San Francisco, to get some neat shots of the Golden gate bridge.
It's Saturday already, and the Rennsport Reunion is in full swing. If you like Porsches, it doesn't get any better than this, that's for sure.
Having Lunch with Sal Mendez and DKP's Ben Salazar..
Last shot for now cause we're off for a well deserved dinner...
Last weekend we drove by the old Reims track pit building. I took a bunch of pics but haven't really gotten to work on those, so you'll have to enjoy these I-phone shots for now.
Reims-Gueux was a triangular motor racing road course near Reims, France, which hosted 14 French Grand Prix.
It was first established in 1926 on the public roads between the small French villages of Thillois and Gueux. The circuit had two very long straights between the towns, and teams strove to maximize straight-line speed of their cars; many slipstream battles ensued. Race organizers actually felled trees and demolished old houses in order to make the circuit even quicker. In 1952, the circuit was significantly altered to bypass the village of Gueux, and many people now refer to the course as simply Reims.
Its first event was the Grand Prix de La Marne, staged by the Automobile Club of Champagne. International racing came soon thereafter, with the first official Formula 1 event occurring in 1950, the inaugural year of the Formula One world championship. The circuit was last used by Formula One in 1966, and it closed permanently in 1972 due to financial difficulties.
In 1997, there was to be a historic race held there, but for technical reasons, it was cancelled several months before it was due to take place and in 2002, the bulldozers arrived to demolish some portions of the track. Sections of the track around the pit lanes are still visible today.
Les Amis de Circuit de Geuex is a non-profit organisation working to preserve traces of the circuit.
Last weekend sure was a good one when it came to some good old 4 wheeled action. First it was time to check out some heavy racing at the Spa Francorchamps track in Belgium, where the Spa 6 hours were held....
Then it was on to Bitbrug in Germany for the 9th edition of the DAS Drag Day organized by Der Autobahn Scrapers VW club of Belgium...
About a month to go until the next race... It'll be good to be back there.
While enjoying one of the most terrible Dutch summers ever, a week or two ago we drove out to the Nurburgring (a.k.a. The Green Hell) in Germany... Without knowing that the annual old timer GP was going on, we were surpised to see tons of cool cars out there. It's always a pleasure to go to The Ring, because there's always nice machinery to see, but when the old timer GP is on, many rare automibles from all over Europe show up. We didn't even go onto the GP circuit, but only checked out the visitor's cars outside, and the "tourists action" on the Nordschleife.. Good times always. I didn't take many pics because of the pouring rain that didn't stop most of the day, but here's a very small selection.......
Check out the hard workin' blue collar guy with his hotrodded Ascona A. He's probably havin' as much fun with the old Opel as mister suit & tie guy on the right is having with his Lamborghini or Ferrari..
We spotted this tough lookin' Renault 5 Turbo on an almost empty, rained out camping. Normally you hardly ever see these cars around, this day we saw at least 4 or 5 of 'em..
How many 911's do you want.... There was a nice selection out there the day we went.
I attended the Spa Classics at Francorchamps today... It's late and all I'm gonna say is that Group C is the most bad assed thing I've ever seen. It's like seeing insanely fast land speed cars doing circles at a racetrack.... Need - more - of - this. What a great day.
Here are some shots I took almost 7 years ago, with my Canon 10D, close before it got stolen in Vegas while we were on our way to Bonneville.. Good memories when I see some of these pics again though... Hangin' out with my good friends Bob & Judy Sights, SCTA members for life. Shooting pics of Tom and Diana Branch their wicked hot rods, and watching some very, very neat racing... You have to bring a visit to the El Mirage dry lakes races at least once in a lifetime....