automotive

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. There was a vendor onsite that was selling track essentials and supplies such as safety gear and vehicle fluids. I wasn’t interested in the wares but was interested in the little Porsche that they had sitting in front of their trailer. Photo shot with a Nikon FE and a 50mm f/1.2 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I attended the Time Trials Nationals Primer event at Carolina Motorsports Park, and brought along two film cameras to shoot for the trip. I shot this picture from spectator area just after Corner 1, and decided to play around with something that I’d never really did (intentionally, at least) before: double exposures. Here, we have an MR2 being chased by the ghost of a Camaro. Photo shot with a Nikon FA and a 75-150mm f/3.5 zoom lens on Ferrania P30 film.

I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. This hot rod Beetle was on the main floor of the show, with a chopped roof, custom wheels, a custom interior, fantastic paint, and most impressively, a massive V8 with stacks in the back where the back seat would typically go. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

I took my favorite medium format camera to Autorama and spent nearly four hours ogling the forms and colors of all of the hot rods and rat rods there on the show floor. The Waterford Hills Racing folks brought out a bunch of cars for their yearly Autorama booth, and this Big Healey was my favorite car of the bunch. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 TLR and an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

Is there anything more classic than a MG TC Midget? I don’t think so. This beautiful example bears the proud badges of past events and club memberships, and the windshield is in the correct position — down. Photo shot with a Mamiya C220 with an 80mm f/2.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400.

At the last Cars and Coffee type gathering at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum right before it permanently closed, I swung by with a Bronica in my bag and wandered the lot taking some pictures. Then I put the camera on a shelf and forgot about that roll of film for over a year. When I finally developed the film, the colors had shifted as a result of heat and time. I like the look — I think it looks appropriately aged, as if I had shot the frame decades ago. In the frame, we have a modern day GTI sitting next to an old Big Healey. Photo taken with a Bronica 645 ETR on what I think was Kodak Ektar 100 film.

I was tasked with shooting the pictures for the trophies at a rallycross at Bundy Hill. On this day, the weather was warm and there was no snow cover, and as the day dragged on, the course became half big bumps and half deep ruts, wreaking havoc on the cars. Here we have a Miata trying its best to do wheelies up the hill. Photo taken with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.

I attended the new SCCA Time Trials event at Gingerman Raceway, and brought along my camera to shoot event photos for the Detroit Region SCCA. Here’s a car you don’t see on the track every day: the car is a well known F Modified autocross car in the Midwest autocross circles, and I thought it was awesome that it was taking competitive laps out on Gingerman. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.

I attended the new SCCA Time Trials event at Gingerman Raceway, and brought along my camera to shoot event photos for the Detroit Region SCCA. On day 2, the day of the timed sessions, I rushed out to Spectator Hill to shoot cars as the last traces of the golden hour faded away. Group 1 was the lucky group to get track shots immediately after sunrise. Here, Jim takes his Ferrari 458 Italia out for timed laps, with a transponder zip-tied to the prancing horse badge. Photo shot with a Nikon D7200 and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.