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It was about time, so I've been updating my portfolio a little bit over the last days... There are so many photos on my harddrive, and I couldn't even decide on which ones are good enough, and which ones aren't.. I pretty much took some random, newer and older pics out of my collection and added those. Then I threw out some others, and left some of the ones I liked, but without the shitty logo across the photo. Take a look here if you like.. Best wishes for 2013!! Hope to see you again in the new year..!
Life's been quite busy lately, writing a lot of articles and editing tons of photos. On my last trip to the USA I've been shooting a lot of automotive stuff, since most of the motorcycle mags I usually work for had too many articles in stock... That's why you've seen a lot of the 911 stuff. I hope to be doing some motocross shoots soon, and there's also a few GP's coming up for me this summer which I have to cover. More auto stuff too, I'm pretty sure about that. Shooting cars is fun. With a little luck I'll be covering some choppers in France this spring & summer also. So, keep checking back. I'm sorry for the lack of updates, but every now and then I'll try to post up some neat pics. Thanks for looking! -M.
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.
Here's another view, shot with the Mamiya.. This whole, gigantic area can act as one big photo studio. Great place where you can hang out all day long.