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@Brett Allen amen to that!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Our Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S:<br/> 12 Things You Should Know…
@AlokPaleri awesome, thanks!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Ripsnorting, Anti-Lagging<br />Speed Industries Impreza
wow, someone is really really good at finding and choosing epic locations!! Perhaps all the dream drives help with scouting? Would love to know where this is
PS, add Claudia Hürtgen to the list!! (we may recall her as one of Edward Sandstrom's FIA GT3 codrivers with Schubert Racing in the Saudi Falcons BMW Z4 and others)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Banishing The Female Car Enthusiast
so many unicorns!! :D (all jokes aside, good to see the better 50% represented <3)
Sir Moss, my grandfather has always been huge fan of the european grand prix racing, and this interest has now become mine as well. We have a whole shelf of books, as well as black and white photos of yourself, and others (particularly Fangio) from the 50's and early 60's racing the grand prix mercedes & maseratis. So with great respect there are two questions we would submit:
1. Your relationship racing with and then against Fangio: there's a great photo of you pouring shampagne on Fangio's head after beating him at the Pescara Grand Prix ('57). Also, Horacio Pagani is very outspoken about Fangio being very inspiration to the design of the Zonda. So the question is, do you have any particularly fond memories of Fangio that stand out from the rest? Or perhaps something he said or did that impacted you in particular?2. There are also really great photos of drivers (you and Fangio again) sliding these grand prix cars around corners in a 1950s B&W version of circuit drifting--even four wheel drifts! I'm wondering was this simply a matter of driving style? Were the cars overpowered for their grip level? Or perhaps braking wasn't as effective as today and drifting a bit into the corners was a more effective way to slow down? How did the W196 Mercedes and the 250F Maserati handle compared to todays track cars (a caterham for example)?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ask Stirling Moss: <br/>The Legend Wants Your Questions
very very curious where you (Fredric) and Steph picked up this "growth mindset"?? I suppose school of hard knocks/life can build this into people--especially where racing can be so scientific--but it seems a very rare and specific mentality. And the next question is, how do you consiously build it?...i.e. where do you get your input on where and how to grow? Alas, perhaps these are prompts for another article. On a side note, would LOVE to see your film on the big screen! (US)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Risking Everything:</br> From The North Cape… To Texas
@FredricAasbo LOL Fredric, i see a good pun in there ;) (in the quotations)
too late to vote? Proposal B! ..and loving the simplicity! Hope the actual rubber is as thick as the rendering. Very sick of low profile wheels/tires
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge Livery: <br/>The Choice Is Yours!
@itswhitenoise @JSequoia by the way, very jealous of the machinery you've been sampling recently! Especially a certain yellow Dino Berlinetta Competizione
3 months, 1 week ago on A Golf Cup Car For The Street
really great car to feature! Previously I've never really been interested in the dub/euro/Players classic type coverage here on SH, but this one drew me in (good photography Dino!) and gave me quite a few happy exclamations! Totally love it, the whole thing, but especially the quality throughout (those copper coated bolts are totally worth it). There's a comment below with a quote I quite like and agree with: "Japanese did the Golf, and they did it better than VW ever did"...and i would add, better than the Cup series as well! This is tuning at its best, and SH to bring it to the world
not a car, but an engine. Not just any engine, but AMG's 6.0 Liter, 12 cylinder M120. Because we need more V12's with savage straight-pipes on our streets and tracks. Exhibit A: pagani revolucion. amen
4 months ago on 50 Years Old But Brand New:</br> The Return Of The Lightweight E-Type
@mbretschneider thanks for the perspective! great to see things substantiated from another direction
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Don’t Hate On V8s
i work with Cad every day (in relation to ship production engineering), and very occasionally get to render some things...that F132 and everything about it is an absolute dream! I'd say the mashup works exceptionally well, but also the render quality is gorgeous. Hopefully by being featured here on the global scale it can become a reality! Sometimes people with money just want to SEE IT, and once they do, all kinds of doors are opened. Certainly having the Cad model makes planning, estimating and building much much easier. Can't wait to hear it move!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Art Of Automotive Mash-Ups
lol! hilarious commentary...larry may say something else, but I for one quite like the in-air-exhaust-panning shot! Also the gopro shot with tanner looking into the camera is interesting as well.
5 months ago on My Camera Is Bigger Than Your Camera:</br> A Look At Global Rallycross New York
now THAT is a bonus image chapter. Thanks for the extras, love seeing the human factor too. Would have loved to hear the conversation between Vaughn & Magnus...
5 months ago on Why Not? The Gatebil Way…
the confusion is in the word usage and phrasing, not the nature of drifting itself. "Racing" or "to race" immediately implies that the goal is to swiftly arrive at a set finishing point before someone else. While passing does happen in drifting (as you so awesomely showed in ATL) the tandem battles are about so much more than just who finishes first (i.e. proximity & angle etc for the chase car). For this reason drifting is more accurately described using the word "competition" or "a contest in which a winner is selected from two or more" through "a test of skill or ability". However, the verb "to race" or "racing" most definitely applies to the guys swapping out your motor in an hour, and also to my heart rate and blood pressure! So, perhaps we could say that the "competition drives us to race?" But you sir already know this, since the competition is what you enjoy the most right? (and what drives me to watch and support)!
6 months, 1 week ago on Is Drifting Racing?
Really love this spotlight (and the ISF350F as well). Subtle, but genre-bending, and yet functional and overall perfectly executed. Why choose SH? Because this. Thanks Dino!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Much Low, No Compromises
accu-air audi S7 all day long (all night long too)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Cars Of May
location location location! so epic. there must be some amazing jems on the cutting room floor after this
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar
Enzo must not have seen the 2000GT yet when he made that famous remark about the E-type. So gorgeous
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Perfect Start To A Sunday Drive
7 months, 3 weeks ago on There’s Going To Be A Riot…<br/> Swedish Engine Swap Insanity
was that a black RWB brotherhood shirt Magnus was wearing? How awesome is that! Great to get these SH behind the scenes/lifestyle/previews. Larry & Keith doing WORK
8 months ago on From The Canyon To The Sea: <br />We Love LA
thanks for sharing the story & photos! Just seeing the completed project (even in all it's glory in Sean's feature shoot) doesn't really convey how awesome and inspiring it is that something this epic can be made piece by piece in your garage! Looking forward to seeing the new look too
8 months, 1 week ago on LaSupra: The Build Comes Together
does anybody else take their shoes off every single time they drive with three pedals?? please tell me i'm not the only one who gets weird looks from passengers every time someone rides along. Or maybe my daily just has a weak clutch and twitchy throttle...
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Fear Has A Name: The Caterham 620R
lol, hope your sister (and the pathfinder) are ok!
10 months ago on Hammer Time: Chasing Kings
second shot (black and white) so EPIC! Must. Art. Print. Now.
10 months, 1 week ago on Pain, Guts, Glory… And Chilli Fries<br/>BMW Does The Daytona 24 Hours
I'm typically fascinated (but disgusted) by slammed show cars. However, I'm really really liking this truck! All business. Effective for working. Effective just sitting. But not flashy
11 months, 2 weeks ago on When The Working Man Gets Slammed
@aussieANON I'm wondering if some of these ratings will be skewed since less time has passed since they were published...compared to ones published at the beginning of the year.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Speedhunters Cars Of The Year 2013: 40-31
unquestionably the Tokyo LB Aventador shot. not even a debate. such a rad shot. Hope you're up for a full round next year, can't wait to see whatever comes up!
1 year ago on Home Is Where The Camera Is
"Epic novel" indeed! the whole thing...photos, story, cars.....location, location, location location!! ;-) New bucket list item? check!
1 year ago on Power, Beauty And Soul: Organising An Aston Martin Centenary Event
@TheRobotCow actually, let's just be real...if we didn't hire skilled professionals to do work creating our dreams, we might as well just throw away a hundred years of automotive innovation and technology! If humanity really truly only rode in vehicles we'd created ourselves then really clueless people (Jeremy Clarkson for example) would be riding horses :-D
1 year ago on Discussion: Turning Professional <br /> Pay or DIY?
@TheRobotCow well put. Also, to the craftsman who is doing the work, perhaps it is their skill and their passion and they would do it for free if they could, but they have costs for their own dreams and their own lives, so hiring them and paying them the best you can is a great service to them as well. Makes the world go 'round in fact
Does anybody have a preference between CS5/CS6 Photoshop's Bridge program or a current full version of Adobe Lightroom for processing/editing RAW? I was using CS5 Bridge and have been very pleased, however been wondering if the $149 USD Lightroom really has everything that I'll be looking for (everything that was in CS5 Bridge or more). If Lightroom is not better than CS5 Bridge, then to get Photoshop CS6 with Bridge included is $699 USD...an amount I'd rather be spending making my car go faster. Thoughts and experiences anyone??
1 year ago on How To Shoot Cars: After The Fact
1 year, 1 month ago on Defining The Niche: The Liberty Walk GT-R
@larry chen awesome reflective lighting from the building!! really works with the pain colors and shapes
@Kirk_B so then the article title of "defining the niche" is pretty accurate huh? Not everybody is a mexi-CAN ;-)
@Phillidelphia Collins amen :) @Option13 there's so much diverse content on the site anyway, if you see two or even three things you don't like just ignore it and move on to something like Taryn's awesome CJC club meet or Fredric's Cressida, or whatever else floats your boat. Dude, it's like a grocery store...you don't buy everything, just just take what you want!!!!
@speedhunters_dino Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!! (Larry too)
1 year, 1 month ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458
@jah1mon @RodChong @apex_DNA Amen to this!!
1 year, 1 month ago on Collection 04 Is Raising The Bar: #WeHaveBoost
@RodChong @JSequoia thanks man! can't wait (i know you guys got a lot going on though)
Rod, when will Fredric, Mike, and Edward have updated T-shirt or hoodie designs? HoldStumt & Madbul sold out literally years ago! Fredric won fan favorite driver in FD and Madmike has legend status globally, yet I only saw three HoldStumt shirts at FD (seattle) and I owned two of them. Also, how cool would it be to have apparel featuring artists such as Miura-san and Nakai-san. Their products may be branded 6666 Customs, TRA Kyoto, Rocket Bunny, Raugh Welt, LB Works, etc etc, but truly we at SH follow the people/artists themselves right??
@Larry Chen @jay8393 Larry, how many Norwegians slept under your pool table this time?? ;-)
1 year, 1 month ago on Formula Drift Finals: How It All Went Down
@Mike Peters i would not be surprised if Luke leaving the line and forfeiting was his own bias, but why would formula D fix a round, or an entire championship to support a relatively unsponsored privateer?? They wouldn't because either way you look at it, it doesn't make sense businesswise and I gotta believe that Ryan Sage and Jim Liaw are not idiots. In fact i'd suggest you meet them and find out for yourself. If FD where to fix things, then if anybody, they'd have put tyler mcquarrie through because of the GoPro sponsorship of the series....yet obviously that hasn't happened +.0
this is why speedhunters is so awesome: where else can you get such a wildly different range of machinery? Every day you think you've seen it all and then the next day you'll be shocked again, and likely by something completely the other end of the spectrum. (and yup, pretty much just that the wild wing on Rotana & IAmsterdam looks equally as aggressive and yet very refined and well poised next to that mustang. Such a cool juxtaposition)
1 year, 3 months ago on Vintage (car) Porn: Old Is Good At Laguna Seca
not "confused" , "amused!"
can't believe i'm saying this but Nakai-san's Rotana would look totally at home (and perhaps even a little tame) sitting next to that privateer IMSA Mustang from the open three shots! Love it so much!
haha, just read @PaddyMcGrath quote above: "do everything to get your shot, and worry about noise and grain later"......ok, schooled ;-)
1 year, 4 months ago on How To Shoot Cars: Aperture & Iso
dude, this is so true! i've been running an intro level Nikon for several years now, but by shooting RAW, using prime lenses, and always always working to use the lowest ISO possible i've been able to get some great stuff....at least untill the sun goes down (anything past ISO 800 gets too grainy for my little setup). Anyway, I'd say your spot on about the different systems. But when i see shots like the one of Camille in the recent #gatebil announcement i'm wondering if the Canon sensors are able to see over a greater number of "stops" or wider range of highlights and shadows? So much of that shot is flared, soft, and overexposed, yet the subject is crisp! Cheers guys, you rock!
please tell me the "what's coming next" involves Miura-san and something RED :)
1 year, 4 months ago on Bold Statements: Liberty Walk M3