Back in April I had received a text asking “Hey, Red Hook is this weekend. You going?” Having never heard of this race before I found myself in Red Hook, Brooklyn just a couple nights later, in complete awe by the energy surrounding this event.
Round 6 of the 2016 Formula Drift Championship is in the books. Aasbø and Gittin both lost early in the event, while Odi Bakchis took Chris Forsberg all the way to the final battle, where Forsberg spun out, sending Bakchis to the top of the podium. Forsberg remains in the overall lead, followed closely by Aasbø and Gittin, with Bakchis now in forth and Ken Gushi in fifth.
I’ve wanted to do this story for awhile now, but never felt comfortable enough to do it. And there’s two reasons for that. One, it’s NASCAR. I know NASCAR doesn’t always get the best reputation with people because it’s boring or too repetitive. Another reason was because I’ve always gone as a spectator so my photos were always from far away and through fences. But luckily this year NASCAR was cool enough to grant me a media pass. Wednesday night dirt track racing at Eldora? My kind of night. Continue reading
It’s always exciting to shoot at a new track, and double exciting when the new track is in a different country. Triple exciting when you get to go there with friends from far-off places. Marcel was in North America for Pikes Peak and decided to stay for FD as well, so after a drive through the desert and brief stay in California, we flew to New York to meet up with Matt. Matt loves driving, and he had just gotten his new Subaru Crosstrek outfitted for road trips, so we all piled in and set sail for Montréal.
Gridlife. I’m not really sure how to sum it all up. Drifting, time attack, high performance driving education, concerts, car show, camping and partying. I guess that’s it in a nutshell. Continue reading
The greatest motorsport event in the world. It’s a bold statement, but in my mind it’s 100% true. I knew coming into Goodwood I was going to be overwhelmed, but I wasn’t ready for just how overwhelming it actually was.
You certainly know the story of Pikes Peak, the highest hillclimb in the world and the second oldest race in the US behind the Indianapolis 500. A few years ago I thought I’d never see this Bergrennen with my own eyes. But I was mistaken. Through my love of racing, photography and crazy things, I decided towards the end of 2015 to experience it in 2016. But to only come here to take pictures? No, that wouldn’t do. I wanted to meet someone there, if possible, to experience the Climb to the Clouds first hand. Approximately two months before the first trials at Pikes Peak I went in search of a story. Well, from Germany that’s not a very easy task. I didn’t have anyone to ask except Google. Continue reading
Before we actually got to Goodwood, we spent some time in London. So, since London is such a massive city with so much to see, I think it’ll be easier to just post a ton of photos.
A concise decision was this year at the 24h race in the great Eifel. but at first. how does it possible, that a racecar with 500HP and AWD can not drive on a bit steep part of the racetrack? exactly, the weather was so horrifying at the beginning of the race, that the organization confirmed to interrupt the race for 3 hours. hail, raindrops bigger than i ever saw. I was at the Carrousel, had a tent from the marshals for saving my equipment, but i was wet everywhere. It doesn’t matter, the fun was going on. the restart was going and 7pm and we can photographing as well and enjoy the race.
here we see, only small hail, but on other parts to the area were the hailballs more bigger than here u can see
Wet racing conditions hardly affected the speed
now it is going back to the track again
it is not only a Ferrari, it is more than that. the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, an American team provides us with the beautiful SCG003.
before some years I never saw the tire guys who check the temperature, Now it is part which I like every time gladly
after the sunset, the dark racehorse begin, first, drivers change and new Fuel for the ROWE M6
Thursday evening, it was not a fun for all, it was raining catalogs, but the driver’s life that.this is the special Nürburgring feeling.
tail rail lights
a short nap, and we went to the track again….
one of my loveliest sunsets in my life…
after so many hours you’re sometimes tired
sparkles are springing
The jumping place, this year i was gone the first time to their , incredible feeling.
the Lexus do the jump as well
Mercedes did it..
they enjoy it so much, the winners.
Gittin and Forsberg continued defending the establishment in New Jersey, meeting each other in the final battle. Gittin came out on top, tying Sam Hübinette for the series record of 10 event wins. Amazingly, Hübinette won his tenth event before Gittin had even won his first.
After the historic cars were done running on Saturday, there really wasn’t much left to do. Luckily the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is located within the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And heads up, this is a history heavy story.
Well here we are, 100 years in the making. Well not years exactly, but runnings. The first 500 was held in 1911, but six races were missed due to World War I and World War II. Here we are in 2016, the biggest Indy 500 ever, and easily one of the biggest races ever, period.
After the Occupy movement died down, I hadn’t had many opportunities to shoot political events, so when I heard Bernie Sanders was coming to town I jumped at the chance. The rally wasn’t in a stadium or other large venue like most of his rallies, but Ogawa Plaza, in front of Oakland City Hall, was about as symbolic of a place as he could pick in this area. Just in recent memory it was the base for Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant demonstrations, and various other protests, both violent and peaceful.
The VLN racing championship is one of the most notorious series in German motorsport. Among others, the legendary 24h Nürburgring race is one of ten events held by the Verein Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring. That’s why all eyes lay one the first event of the season, which will give you a pretty solid prediction of who will be on top at the 24 hour race.
A total of 35 different car classes makes a diverse starting grid, meaning there were 180 cars on track simultaneously. Given that this series ensures you to get thrills and goosebumps within seconds. 30 GT3 Cars are made for intense battles at the Nordschleife. Due to the harsh weather conditions it’s always tough for the respective teams to adapt to sudden changes. For instance snow covered the entire track, while on the other hand saw the Green Hell covered in thick fog. Both settings made the beautiful backdrop a surreal painting of feelings. The most spectacular crash and a big warning to all drivers out there that the Nordschleife is held responsible for severe damage to drivers and cars along its impressive history has .
But the most asked question is… “who will be the best?” We will see that after this weekend, after the 24h race. If you are interested in watching the race on TV. Search on stream RTL NITRO, there is a broadcast 26 Hours continuously, 28-29 May. Continue reading
What can I say about drifting at Road Atlanta that hasn’t already been said? It’s a game of averages at this point, and welcome anomalies like Chelsea DeNofa winning at Long Beach are few and far between. Who was on top this time? Gittin won again, with Dai Yoshihara and Chris Forsberg rounding out the podium. Alec Hohnadell placed 4th, which is cool, but I don’t see the veteran hotshots going away anytime soon. Defending champ Fredric Aasbø blew his engine again just before the Top 32, but the Papadakis crew miraculously swapped in a new engine again. I must have seen that Scion with at least 30 engines in it. Maybe more. Anyway, with all the focus on getting the car running again, the tires were neglected and one debeaded during his lead run with Jeff Jones. Aasbø had already used his competition time out, so he had no way to change the tire and had to forfeit the battle. Keep in mind that he lost in the Top 32 in Atlanta last year as well, and still won the championship by a significant margin. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I got a text from Alex Wong asking how close I was to the Ohio Mile. I instantly went online and went to the East Coast Timing Association’s website to see when the next event was. I haven’t been to an Ohio Mile event since 2013, and with Hot Rod Magazine running their Top Speed Challenge, I had to go. Continue reading
March 28th 2016. It was grey and gloomy as I joined morning commuters on the LIRR to the city for the New York International Auto Show.