25 07, 2017

A Photo Recap of the Road America Weekend

By | 2017-07-25T10:53:39+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This weekend was all about Camaros, Can-Am Cars, and everything else under the sun that can go fast. Whether it was 80hp Pre-War Specials, or an 800hp Can-Am car, everyone was ready for the WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman. There’s something special about waking up at 7:15am to the spin of the power tools as opposed to a regular alarm clock buzzing in your ear. Camping at the track has been something I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember! I’ve spent over 20 years heading to racetracks all over the country, and I’d have it no other way. That being said, there’s something special about showing up year after year to Road America for “The Hawk.” […]

25 07, 2017

Back in the Saddle at the WeatherTech International Challenge at Road America

By | 2017-07-25T22:36:13+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Every July thousands of auto enthusiasts flock to the small village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for what you might consider the Midwest’s vintage motorsports mecca. The event, that draws people from far and wide, currently referred to as the WeatherTech International Challenge (WIC) with Brian Redman presented by Hawk, draws a dazzling assortment of nearly 500 race cars. . While the name has changed over the years based on the highest paying corporate sponsor, the event continues to be a showstopper. I’ve made the trip for 20 some consecutive years and will continue to do so for as long as I am able. It’s that good! After a couple agonizing years attending the event as merely a spectator, this past weekend marked my 16th visit as a participant in my 1971 Porsche 914-6. It also marked my first full race weekend back behind the wheel of this car in two and a half years. This particular event is regularly the highlight of my summer, so needless to say I was very excited. After weeks of planning and preparation I packed up my wife and kids and hit the road for Road America on Wednesday morning. As is always the case, the drive always seems longer when you’re excited to get somewhere. It doesn’t help when the five year old in the back seat repeatedly asks, “are we there yet.” I thought this was only something from the movies, but my son proved it was a practice many kids possess. We did [...]

24 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 24th

By | 2017-07-25T09:26:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was just over a month ago, but I’ve been waiting patiently for this particular set of photos from photographer Larry Chen. Not only is he one of the best action and motorsports photographers out there right now, but he’s also the official photographer of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is one of those events that has been on my bucket list to shoot or spectate for a long time and seeing Larry’s photos just cements that desire in my mind even further. Since the majority of the event is run outside of normal park hours to allow tourists to access the mountain during the day, this is one of the more grueling events to participate in or spectate, but the sacrifice of getting up at 3:00 am every morning and freezing your butt off does come with some rewards, like watching the sun rise over the clouds from the top of a mountain while purpose-built race cars fly by. Yup, I’m sold. […]

18 07, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – July 2017 Edition

By | 2017-07-18T14:21:22+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s been a little while since we dragged up the weirdest automotive finds from the darkest corners of the internet but we’re kicking things off again with a doozy! If you like boats but don’t want to deal with that pesky truck and trailer, we’ve found the perfect solution for you! Just drive your boat! That’s right, this off-road and off-land ready vehicle can go straight from the highway to the waterway. Sure, it costs more than your average house, but as we always say “you can’t drive your house!”. This 2015 WaterCar Panther is everything a boat lover could ask for with a 3.7-liter Honda V6 and a manual transmission for proven reliability. And don’t mind the painter’s tape designating some of the buttons. Once you’ve made this Panther yours, you won’t need those labels for long… […]

17 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 17th

By | 2017-07-18T07:38:13+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

You can never have too much of a good thing, right? Well, Goodwood is a very goodthing (see what I did there?) and one of my favorite sites shared not one, not two, but three awesome galleries of photos capturing the events of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I already shared one of them a couple weeks ago, but they just posted two more over the weekend that you need to check out. First, photographer Jordan Butters shares his experience by talking about how Goodwood is just a mind-blowing assault on the senses for pretty much any car nerd out there, and then a follow-up post showcasing all of the gorgeous and historic race car liveries spotted at the event. […]

17 07, 2017

What’s Going On – Week of 07/17/17

By | 2017-07-17T07:55:43+00:00 July 17th, 2017|What's Going On?|0 Comments

Rock the Garden – Saturday, July 22nd Rock the Garden returns to the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Saturday, July 22, 2017 headlined by Bon Iver along with The Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Dead Man Winter, Margaret Glaspy, Bruise Violet, and Dwynell Roland. […]

11 07, 2017

Mount Washington Hillclimb – A Climb To The Clouds

By | 2017-07-11T15:48:22+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Driving Experience|0 Comments

As a photographer, I’m fortunate enough to be able to see and do some pretty amazing things sometimes. Most recently, I packed up and headed to Gorham, New Hampshire which is nestled in the foothills of White Mountain National Forest, and more specifically, just a stone’s throw away from Mount Washington. It’s a beautiful part of the country, littered with pristine golf courses, thrilling ski resorts, and the reason why I was there: the Mt Washington Auto Road. This special road would play home to the Subaru Mount Washington Climb to the Clouds Hillclimb, an all-out, maximum attack time trial to the top of the mountain. While plenty of smaller hillclimb events happen all over the country, this particular event only takes place once every three years. The tight, bumpy, and often treacherous road may not draw as much attention as the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but it’s often considered the more harrowing of the two, with rough, lumpy pavement and a number of deceptive, blind corners that can easily catch a driver out. […]

10 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 10th

By | 2017-07-11T10:18:22+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Like many never-ending project cars, it all starts with the best intentions. When Chris Gonyea bought this ’71 Alfa GTV on the cheap, his plan was to restore it. It didn’t have the correct engine, and the engine it did have needed a refresh. The car’s ratty paint was actually hiding two other bad repaints from earlier in its life. There was rust starting to form in a few areas, and many of the car’s components were showing their age. After driving the car as is for a few years, Chris started tearing into the car, starting with the engine and working his way through the list of issues as time and cash flow allowed. But instead of continuing to spend money making the car look nice and getting to that unfortunate point where the car is so nice that you begin to feel guilty driving it, Chris got the running gear sorted and started to enjoy the car as it was intended to be used from the start: by driving the heck out of it every chance he got. Stanceworks covered Chris’s build story and what he’s up to with the car now in detail over on their site and I highly suggest you check it out. […]

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