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I second the choice of the Iso Grifo, but definitely not the big bumpered 74 model! the original A3L of 1964 is a car that can stir the soul, I know this because I have spent hours at the blackhawk auto museum studying the subtleties of this particular model.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Selecting The World’s Greatest Sports Coupe
@R32RennSport @bigeastbay I find this to be disappointing, but I am not surprised. I have experienced similar attitudes from every "aging" car crowd. Younger people are generally more lenient to different things, but I can see how this would be disappointing. I must say, after attending 3 of their meets that I have only met great enthusiastic car people but I am very disappointed by this. Some people are just more crotchety than others. I hope you can forgive or forget, as their are some genuinely great dudes and women in this club, and I would hate for a couple of bad seeds to mar you entirely.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dream An Automotive Dream With Me
@RodChong Yeah actually, If you ever need a good subject for a speedhunters article one of the most legendary porsche clubs meets 10 miles from my house. The R-Gruppe. Featuring mostly pre74 911's, all modified in some way save for specials like the three member 1973 2.7 Carrera RS's.
I am blessed to live in a place that gets this much action, but the quality of the cars there is unreal. to those that don't know what I am talking about, here is a link to last weekends show.
My advice to ambrose is the advice I had to learn for myself, being a young adult who has had gasoline in my veins since I was your age. First, I hate to tell you that no one else cares about your passion, it is a hard truth but @larry chen put it very well in his stories about Ole Orange Bang. Cars to most people are MOT's, or methods of transportation. but if you find a pal who is into cars, maybe a little bit, your shared passion can stew up some amazing and long lasting friendships.
I am also young, which means I have no money for a cool car or sweet modifications. What I did is I scrimped, saved and scrounged for a nikon DSLR camera and a nice and sweet prime lens. Through these two, I can live out each and every one of my car dreams. From being a classic hot rodder in a 69 chevelle to a street drifter in a slammed scion FRS to a lovely chap in a morgan three wheeler. I can embrace each and every scene and remember these great cars, and still feel like I am part of the automotive world.
I guess this is how the speedhunters where born, guys and girls who went around with there camera's pointing and clicking at fun things that make noise, trying to capture the moment and atmosphere of the world around us. It doesn't matter what scene it is, be it stance, muscle, time attack, drift, VIP, or what be you. All that matters is the joy you get from squeezing a gas pedal and going.
This wont be made, and if it is it won't be a full roll caged track car with no interior whatsoever.
6 months ago on Vauxhall Builds A Racer For The Street
Yeah it had just finished restoration/modifications a couple of days prior. They are gorgeous machines that's for sure.
6 months, 1 week ago on The Purest Decision. RS or RS?
Nice! I have been waiting for this article for a while, I am a massive fan of the pre-1973 911's just for how purpose built they were and the challenge and joys of driving them! I got to photograph a hot rodded 1971 911E modified by one of the members of the infamous R Gruppe Porsche club and this brought me back. the simplicity and beauty of those older cars is too real!
Hey @speedhunters_dino could you maybe talk to the other editors about this as a future #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERS theme? abandoned or non used performance cars. it is a very interesting topic and would allow for a fairly creative way of featuring special older cars you just don't see.
7 months ago on Your Heart Will Cry
I am still blown away by the shop truck. It is pretty damn cool, and I can't believe how low it is.
7 months, 1 week ago on Lord Of The Low: The Stone Fab Way
@Jarrod Moore @bigeastbay @gsrwrc I appreciate all of the tips guys, I will try it out tomorrow and see how the results look. Definite good tip to try shooting at cars going 35mph instead of 185mph
7 months, 1 week ago on How To Shoot Cars:<br/>Learn From My Mistakes
good read. I have a question about shooting formula 1. I am going to the British Grand Prix at silverstone, and I am going to bring my nikon, my 55-200mm lens and a tripod. As a first time going to a race, how exactly would you do panning shots and what kind of shutter speeds should I try out in the middle of a british summer. I will probably be at f7.1 but I don't know. Thank you, any tips appreciated.
@average joe second this. 210$ seems questionably high.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Speedhunters’ Winter Is Coming:</br>Get Your Jacket On
@n8rose1 @bigeastbay thanks man. Glorious piece of road, I wish I lived ~40 or so miles closer as state route 128 coupled with hwy 1 and mountain ridge road is very close to being driving nirvana. technical turns, fast straights and not a cop in sight....
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Destroying Million Dollar Hypercars?<br/>On Set With Need For Speed
@MattAtDoyle Not entirely certain 100% but it looks like California State route 128. Beautiful road through the forest where tons of driving scenes are filmed. many ads and probably that scene as well.
Hey Sean, did this happen to be filmed in California State Route 128? I just did a "dream drive" there and it is an EPIC road. I hope it is the same one, because I loved photographing there. Check it out!
8 months ago on Destroying Million Dollar Hypercars?<br/>On Set With Need For Speed
Ok. so I gave one, but how do you use it for a long exposure shot at like a car show that blurs the crowd but leaves the car in perfect focus?
8 months ago on How To Shoot Cars: How The? What The?!
I have a question about how to shoot the long exposure day time pictures speedhunters uses at car shows. Do you shoot with the aperture fully closed and shutter speed set to a seconds or 2? This would be at a car show during late morning to noon in a fairly bright sun. I have a tripod, polarized filter and a Nikon d40x but I'm not sure of the techniques to do this.
hmmm, is this a hint at a free for all #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER? no theme, just shooting. Maybe this time you guys will finally use one of my shots...
I love what you said about having patience, it is the honest truth. Sometimes, you do need to be a little rude to get that shot, but usually people are happy to get out of the way.
@buzz1 @bigeastbay nice, very jealous. I would recommend mt. tamalpias and most parts of hwy 1 and 101. Basically a good driving road will eventually lead you to some picturesque spots, or not. either way, the curves are sublime.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Shoot Cars: Show Shots
Love your stuff, and your editing is very good. The only things I can think of is needs more low. Try going from different angles and perspectives to show different views of the cars. Chief example being the toyobaru twins, they photograph really we'll from a low perspective in the rear and 3/4 view and have a great side profile that doesn't Need too much design perspective.
I have found that moving is key at car shows. Whether you are going from crouching, to standing to elevating yourself, it makes all of a difference. Also, if you are using a primary lens with manual focus I recommend taking multiple shots from same or similar angles with different framing and focus. The more pictures you take the more likely you will take a good one.
I have found a lot of success with a 50mm but if you are at a slightly populated car show it is still very wide. The best lens I have used for more populated shows is a 20mm or 24mm primary.
My biggest struggle I have found is actually finding enough car shows to practice at. Anyone know anything coming up in the sf Bay Area (@larry Chen)
Check out my flickr, I would love to hear some comments and criticism about how I've shot so far.
All those C7's, Now that's a picture. what I would give for a set of keys and some downed security cameras...
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Desert Rock With The Lotus Cup
That was an amazing hour and a half. Very much reaffirms my desire to visit japan, but also shows some of the insanity of the drift culture there. Very good choice of music, and awesome camera work. I wonder how a speedhunters movie would look...
9 months, 1 week ago on Outsiders The Movie: Japan Explored
@ToyotaSupraMan @LouisSoon electric motors are pretty light and space efficient. Batteries aren't.
12 months ago on The Sport Quattro Makes A Return
@Tsubaki runner I can't even begin to express the amount of jealousy I have. Only in my dreams will a 22B be mine...
1 year ago on A Gt-r Kind Of Day…
@TidalMAz was it really necessary to post this three times?
1 year ago on The Best Of The Best: Global Auto’s Skyline Gt-r
@RodChong @bigeastbay Thank you based rod
1 year ago on Bold Statements: Liberty Walk M3
Please Please Please tell me that I will be seeing a white F50 with overfenders. I love the way that the Japanese modify European cars. I love the LBW and RWB design philosophy of wide, low and racy with gorgeous paintjobs. Keep them coming!
you can't get much better than a stinking fast QUATTRO audi. And with that aero? find me a more badass car this side of the other monumental gatebil build, the Lancia delta Evo, and you sir have a car that would make lord Vader weak in the knee's
1 year ago on Poll: The Cars Of July
1 year, 2 months ago on The Scandinavian Pick
@SuzyWallace @Speed_Kiwi @aussieANON this happens to me sometime on my PC on google Chrome
1 year, 2 months ago on Erasing Rational Thought: Driving Le Mans
@JasonWishart It is an automatic transmission cruiser, not a high revving sports car. It isn't really necessary.
1 year, 2 months ago on Project Galaxie: Peeling Back The Layers
@RyanKuan I have to agree. I also chose the LM because it is a car that will and has had a much more massive affect on the automotive community. The Caddy is pretty neat, but the LM is a car that has inspired dreams.
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
Love the build, love the car, and I can't wait too see where you go with this. If I were you, I would try to keep this thing naturally aspirated. To me, nothing sounds better than a rorty Inline 4 breathing in through individual throttle bodies and out through a good set of headers and a straight pipe. Good luck!
1 year, 4 months ago on Project 86: You Gotta Start Somewhere… Again
no lancia Fulvia? winner of the World Rally Championship with telegraphic handling. I had to vote italian solely based on this video though.
1 year, 6 months ago on Poll: Front Drive Legends
@Larry Chen @roeby for that picture alone I would love one!
1 year, 6 months ago on I Am The Lanyard Hunter: 7 Years Of Media Passes
I grew up in an area where 2WD trucks were used for work and hauling. I guess I can't see the point in really modifying one because the goal of that truck is to be used and abused. If it is modified in this way, as in slammed, which is a style I respect on cars, it deters the owner from using the truck for its purpose
1 year, 6 months ago on Photo Attack: Osaka Auto Messe Parking
as I can tell, those trucks are 2WD. a truck that is 2WD should be left the way it is. But 4WD and that thing should be getting offroad mods.
just because they are from japan, doesn't mean they immediately have class. One day the Japanese will be able to modify an American pick-up right.
@varilight come on dude, this car is pretty sweet. You could see a Ferrari or a tuned Mustang any day of the week but to come up with something like this, you just don't see things like it. Even if this style isn't your bag, at least appreciate the work it takes to get to that point.
1 year, 7 months ago on Acura Legend, The Bolsa Coffee Shop Cruiser
Amazing set of shots! I love the Kaiser and still find myself lost in that amazing paint job whenever I look at the pictures from your build. Seriously, one of the most beautiful array of colors I have ever seen!
1 year, 7 months ago on Grand National Roadster Show: Rollin’ In
but the real question is, how will they fair after they go up against the ultimate test: the hotwheels power loop!
1 year, 7 months ago on Miniature Art: Rocket Bunny Meets Bensopra
could you please do the high res shots of the third and fifth pictures?
2 years, 3 months ago on Zed’s Not Dead