Al Unser Return to Racing at SVRA Brickyard Invitational

One of the greatest drivers in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history is making a return to competition at the scene of his greatest triumphs. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association announced Tuesday that four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser will return to racing at the SVRA’s “Indy Legends” Charity Pro-Am at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway June...

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Shooting a Car Show with Leica’s DG 12mm Summilux f/1.4 lens

Fast prime lenses are all the rage with manufacturers of both mirrorless and flippy mirror cameras. (Look for a video podcast on this subject in an upcoming post at Mirrorless Photo Tips) It seems to me that these lenses have been designed to lure unsuspecting photographers into parting with vast quantities of their money. One entry in these sweepstakes is the impressive...

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February ’17 Cars & Coffee

The weather was better at the February ’17 Cars & Coffee than in January but only just; it was slightly warmer and partly cloudy with the sun popping in every now and then. We held an unannounced PhotoWalk, with lots of people bringing their DSLRs. There was another subgroup—not part of the PhotoWalk—with GoPros on selfie sticks doing commentary about...

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Drag Racing Season Starts Today

The 2017 NHRA drag racing season starts today with The Circle K Winternationals in Pomona, California, sos it’s time to dust off your cameras and head to the track. Here’s a few things to keep in mind if you like cars and want to photograph drag racing: There is an old racer’s expression that says: “There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” Translating that...

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The Prowler In Black & White

The Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler like the car below, is a retro-styled production automobile that was manufactured in 1997 and then again from 1999-2002 by (the then) DaimlerChrysler. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Prowlers but once again, I’ve never owned one or even driven one. They were wonderfully stylish but slow cars that had ...

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I Think There’s a Trans Am Under There

I’ve always had a thing for the Pontiac Trans Am, even though I not only never have owned one but have never even driven one. I think that like many people I was influenced by Smokey & The Bandit and I’m not embarrassed to admit that. Trans Ams were built on GM’s F-body platform, shared by the Chevrolet Camaro, and was a  Firebird option, upgrading...

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