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.
Did some editing while on a recent plane ride. Definitely can’t wait to start developing all the film I shot during this trip.
After seeing the John Player Special 635csi at Laguna Seca, I knew I wanted to build a model of a similar car. The long lines and low down stance of the car really make it unique among the BMW racecars of the day. After building the last model, I knew I wanted to get into some of the customizing of the cars. Since the JPS 635 had BBS turbofans at the front wheels, I wanted to do something similar. I tried searching for a 1/24 replica of those wheels, but came up with nothing. I did however find that the BMW M System wheels were made in 1/24 scale. I think this adds a nice touch to the racing aspect of the car. Now on to the next one.
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!
I’ve said it before, but I really do enjoy shooting film. Here’s some coverage of the last Speed SF track day I attended. We tried to make the best out of the stormy whether, and ended up have a pretty great time.
It’s always nice to be able to go to the track, relax, hang out with some cool people, and listen to some awesome cars. Marios’s Evo, is definitely one of the coolest cars out on track. He’s a major part of SpeedDynamics, which is a local Northern California track day provider. Check them out here, http://speed-dynamics.org/. This event commemorated the one year anniversary of SpeedDynamics, and what an event it was.
There was no shortage of cool BMW’s on track. These two E46’s were probably my favorite, plus just look at those Te37sl’s matched with the 6-pot Brembo’s.
I can’t wait for their next event, hopefully they secure a spot at Laguna Seca so I only have to drive 20 minutes to the track. Expect more track day coverage in the future, especially with friends that hold race days.
Finally getting around to posting up some of the pictures that I took while at the Speed Dynamics event at Thunder Hill. This was my first time being on track, and even though the weather was cold, rainy, and windy; I still had a great time being able to be this close to the cars. If I was able to do this again I definitely would.
Honestly, there is nothing better than getting film prints back. One of the things that attracts me to shooting film is the mystery of what the shots will look like. Most of the time is very satisfying.
This car has now topped out the coolness meter. I knew Mike would pull off the Regamaster’s on his car, being that he is the master of wheels. Plus, nothing compliments the E36 like the LTW wing he installed. Perfect amount of aggressiveness mixed with the subtleness of the wheel/car combo. I think Mike’s car is just about complete.
Took a little trip up to see fellow CoolQids, Lorenze and Mike. It’s always good to see them, since we live so far from each other. Even though I only spent one day with them, there was no lack of fun and excitement.