The design and color of past eras of racing seem to stand still in time. No matter how much time passes, these shapes are held dear to our hearts in a way.
Easy on the eyes, record-setting, 4 rotors. Perfection.
Did some editing while on a recent plane ride. Definitely can’t wait to start developing all the film I shot during this trip.
Made the trip down to Barstow for Super D Matsuri last weekend. Got to sleep in an enclosed trailer, and wake up right next to the track. Loud SR20’s and V8’s weren’t the best alarm clocks since people were unloading all through the night. I did get to meet some new people and see some familiar faces though, so the rough night’s sleep was well worth it.
Even though it was my last event with Laguna Seca, I’m glad I got to see some of these amazing cars up close and in person. My ears were definitely ringing after every race. The pure power that comes from these cars simply puts a smile on my face.
The HKS R32 GTR has been my favorite car for a while now. From the iconic livery to the fire-breathing RB, everything about this car screams awesome. I had seen this model at Berkeley Ace Hardware last year, I’m still sad to see the hobby store close and the store move. I finally found one available online since Tamiya had discontinued it, and bought it as soon as I could. I’m very happy with the final result, minus some parts like the passenger door where some of the decal was torn off. I’m trying to focus more on detail now, so smaller brushes will definitely be necessary for whatever I build next. Model building is much like meditation, I guess it’s my form at least.
Oregon is definitely the place for color film. With green trees everywhere and awesome landscapes, I just want to return and stay in Oregon.
The last month has definitely been filled with some cool cars. It started with a Fatlace Friday, and their pre-bimmerfest meet at the Fatlace Paddock. It was a fun filled Friday evening with great music, good people, and some milk tea. I will definitely be going to the next one on June 24 for their collab release with Mooneyes.
Next is interning everyday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Even though most of the work is in the office, it’s nice to venture down to the pits and look at whatever cars show up that day. From trans-am racers to Porsche’s, it’s awesome to see people that share a common love of cars race at the track.
Some film from our Oregon trip will be up once I actually get the prints back from being developed. Can’t wait to share them!
Well I really don’t like the amount of participation I’ve been putting into photography, and creating content for this blog. I hope to be doing some cool events this summer, so expect to see some coverage from those events. I may try some video, since I’ve been wanting to try it out. Since I’ll be staying down in Monterey this summer, I really want to work on bringing everything to the next level. Also, can’t wait to get some rolls of film back from being developed.
A lap around a wet Thunderhill West from last months’ track day. Super fun to be able to test the car in the rain, but not so fun having to be outside in the weather. Can’t wait for the next track day where hopefully it’ll be a little less wet.