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This build is just amazing. And the photos are on point as well!


People should just appreciate the passion that others have for automotive culture. I'd rather read stories of car scenes I may not be all that into, then to lose automotive culture all together. Car enthusiasts are a dying breed with the world now concerned about MPGs and the "environment". So let's all just be happy that there are still others out there that love cars just as much as we do. Well done Mike!

1 month ago on Old Benz, New Tricks: <br/>Slammed With a Small Block

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Dino, amazing post. I rarely use presentation mode (it'd make it a little difficult to hide when my boss comes around), but I had to for that last shot. The composition, angle of the car, and slight touches such as the orange lighting on the track under the sun simply blows me away. Well done!

1 month ago on From Russia With Roar: The Fail Crew S13

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I know this feeling all too well. If it wasn't for my dad, I probably wouldn't even be reading Speedhunters right now!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Garage Life: Meet Japan’s Coolest Dad

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Great write up and photos, Taryn! 


I completely agree that things need some change in the scene. I see a huge divide out here in Southern California, not only in automotive culture, but the automotive photography scene too. I actually did a little write-up on it, hopefully sharing my blog isn't against any rules! 


http://www.thedrivenlifestyle.net/automotive-photography-subjective-world/


Keep up the good work!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan

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Larry, amazing write up and photos! 


How do you get so many shots from so many different spots on the mountain? Or do you just have a secret spot with lots of view? Going to Pikes Peak is on my bucket list for sure.


Also, I think on page 3, the third photo down, did you mean "nine minute zone"? 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Pikes Peak: The Mountain Doesn’t Lie

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@ViktorLopez Or see this one too! http://blog.modbargains.com/v-for-victory-e92-on-forgestar-cf5v We can set you up with the modification expert that set up this car. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Customer Spotlight: Blue Bombshell – Vince Tran’s Montego Blue 2007 BMW E92 335i

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@ViktorLopez We could for sure help you out! That car was actually featured a while back here, http://blog.modbargains.com/boost_bros_bmw_e92_f30_duo/


Give us a call at 714-582-3330, and we can hook you up, or email sales@modbargains.com.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Customer Spotlight: Blue Bombshell – Vince Tran’s Montego Blue 2007 BMW E92 335i

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Absolutely stunning photos!!! As an amateur automotive photographer, I've tried to wrap my head around how this style is achieved, and I just can't pull it off. Well done!  

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Exotic Tastes – Kristof Mombaerts Porsche 964

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I can't wait to see whats next! The features and stories just get better and better. I'm going to have to go read that Skyline feature right after this. 


Oh, and Larry Chen knows some good places to take pictures! ;)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Shifting Gears. Come What May…

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@bimmersmitch  They are 19x10s in Semi Gloss Gunmetal. Tires are Falken Fk-453s, 265/30/19 in the front, and 285/30/19 in the rear. 

4 months ago on Quick Snap: Frozen Blue M3 on Super Deep F14 Wheels

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That van is at cars and coffee regularly! But I always seem to not show up when Speedhunters is in town. Arrrgghhhh!!! Next time, next time.

4 months, 1 week ago on From The Canyon To The Sea: <br />We Love LA

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@codermyers @DougJohnson  Sounds like a pretty beast snowmobile! Good for you for catching that leak, no one likes to be on fire, haha.

4 months, 1 week ago on What is “Top Tier Gasoline” & Why It Matters It’s At CostCo

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@codermyers  The real question is, your snowmobile runs on 92 octane?! My golf takes 87 :/

4 months, 1 week ago on What is “Top Tier Gasoline” & Why It Matters It’s At CostCo

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@Larry Chen @DougJohnson  I see. Well, great write-up as always! I still need you and the rest of the SH crew to sign my Vol.1 Book!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on One Lap Around Long Beach

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@Larry Chen  Since when have cars become exclusive? Doesn't that take away from the culture aspect?

4 months, 3 weeks ago on One Lap Around Long Beach

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Paddy, when you featured one of my photos way back it truly inspired me to further develop my skills and now automotive photography is now one of my favorite hobbies!


Thank you for everything that you have done with SpeedHunters and #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER, as well as inspiring me to do my best. 


Best of luck!!!

5 months ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: <br/>The Engine Theme

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And I hope posting pictures isn't against any SH rules, I'm just giving an example! :)


6 months ago on How to Shoot Cars: All The Gear, Some Idea?

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@izzylaguira  Hey Izzy, I shoot with a T3i and the 50mm 1.8, it's a HUGE step up from the kit lens. 

6 months ago on How to Shoot Cars: All The Gear, Some Idea?

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These photos, especially those of the teams working, depict so much emotion. Hopefully one day I can do the same through my lens. Great Job!

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Defining Endurance – The 52nd Annual Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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Mental....and I love it. Great write up and photos as well!

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Murcielago Mix-Up:<br />The Fiat That Ate A Lamborghini

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@JamieHowden That shot is probably one of my favorites I've seen on this site, nicely done!

8 months, 2 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: The Overflow

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@Mike Garrett Sounds good! I'm excited to attend some grass roots events. Thanks Mike!

10 months, 1 week ago on Back To The Roots: All Star Bash 2013

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Mike, whats the atmosphere like at these Just Drift events for the media? I live a little south of Willow Springs out in Orange County, and I wanted to check out the ASB after attending both FD Long Beach and IRW, but since I'm relatively new to photography and writing I can't really apply for media passes. 

These events just seem like so much fun to attend! (And one day take part in, I'm buying myself an S-Chassis as a graduation present when I finish college in May)

10 months, 1 week ago on Back To The Roots: All Star Bash 2013

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Great write up Paddy. I know what you mean with the Graphic Design background, as I was always that graphic designer with limited options. It's actually that because of that reason (and my love for automotive culture) I started taking photos myself. But I think not having a photography background helps with being creative, and straying away from those dry rules. It also helps that I read SpeedHunters daily. So thanks! 

10 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Shoot Cars: Learning To See

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These little tips are great for us amateur automotive photographers! I look forward to these posts more and more, thanks Larry! 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Shoot Cars: </br>Feature Photography 101

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I just jumped back into one of the Initial D arcade games yesterday, it was like reliving my childhood! Great write up.

10 months, 4 weeks ago on Initial D: How A Silly Cartoon Changed My Life

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The content you guys provide just gets better and better!

Larry and Mike, hopefully I can catch you guys at FD Irwindale to get my Speedhunters Vol.1 book signed. :)

11 months ago on Fall Under Our Spell

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@Rob Bullough @AstlePastel I always wondered that, because when we send in our photos they are limited to 1000px wide on the longest side, probably due to load times and server size. Because I would love a Hi-Res shot of that mustang!

11 months, 1 week ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br>A Long Time Coming

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YESSS!!! Thanks for featuring my shot! And thanks to Larry for the inspiration, he still needs to sign my Speedhunters Vol. 1 book as well! That CRX picture is just epic though, nicely done everyone!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:<br />A Long Time Coming

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More of the Red MkIII!!! I own one and I get really inspired to see people get down with that model rather than just a MkII or MkI

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Through My Eyes: Edition 38 Show

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 @Mike Garrett Of course! I've been reading Speedhunters for a long time, hopefully I'll run into you one of these days, it'd be a great experience!

1 year ago on Good Morning From Cars & Coffee

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It's posts and comments like these, that really make me realize just how lucky I am to live 15min down the road from Cars&Coffee, and in Southern California in general. Great Write up! It's great to see how other (wayyyyy more seasoned) photographers tackle Cars&Coffee.

1 year ago on Good Morning From Cars & Coffee

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For sure the original Gone in 60 Seconds, with Eleanor..but has anyone mentioned Days of Thunder? You all know you like seeing Tom Cruise in his prime in a stock car! (seriously though that movie is great)

1 year ago on Discussion: The Greatest Car Movie Ever?

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In my opinion, #iamthespeedhunter is such a huge reason as to why you guys are so successful. We get to see the world through other people's viewfinders, and broaden our own horizons without even having to leave our homes (though I'm sure most of us would like to go where you guys do!). So basically, thanks for having #iamthespeedhunter, and thanks for posting one of my photos previously :)

 

1 year, 1 month ago on Let’s Talk About #iamthespeedhunter

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Great Great Great post! You really captured the feeling and essence of (what I would believe to be) living the automotive-photojournalism dream life! Especially the parts in Japan!

1 year, 2 months ago on FULFILLING MY AUTOMOTIVE WANDERLUST

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 @tbtstt Just came back to check out this post again and read this! Thank you so much!

1 year, 2 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: It’s Been A While

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No Way!!!! Thanks for posting my photo!!! Seriously, I'm stoked. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'm such a huge fan, and its an honor. 

 

1 year, 3 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: It’s Been A While

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 @Larry Chen  @FunctionFirst I tried to do the same thing. You'll have to find him, I tried so hard at FDLB, but I didn't get a chance. Irwindale, Larry, I'm finding you!

1 year, 4 months ago on Formula Drift Long Beach: Through My Lens

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It's really cool to see Speedhunters do something on dirt track racing. It shows that you guys are truly hunting for anything and everything automotive, not just one niche, which is why I love this site. Great Work!!

1 year, 5 months ago on World Of Outlaws: Doin’ It Sideways In Sin City

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Didn't even hesitate.. bought it right away. My credit card bill may not like it, but I will. Thanks!

1 year, 6 months ago on DID YOU MISS OUT ON OUR FIRST BOOK?

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Already went to my first new meet, Cars and Coffee in Irvine. Amazing! Got some sweet pics too

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: 2013 Automotive Resolutions

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