Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Don't Call Me Late...

Call me whatever you want, but don't call me late for this event. What event? The annual gathering of Porsche 356 cars at Dana Point.

Once a year in July there is arguably one of the best Porsche 356 Shows/Concour in the world. A few years ago I was making my way around checking all the jewels and I came upon an '52 pre-A Cab shown by Cam Ingram from Road Scholars'. I noticed the impeccable interior with the Telefunken radio and it shouted, "Take my picture!" I asked Cam, he opened the door for me and I got this shot.

"Telefunken" is 16" x 24" printed and face mounted on acrylic to achieve a stunning presentation, and includes a wall mount. It's UV protected and absolutely glows under light. Perfect for the den or office. It's 1 of 1 as the artist proof. Ready to hang and enjoy. $395.00 + $45.00 to ship anywhere in the continental US or Canada.


"Telefunken"

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amelia Island Concours Lands Two Rare Porsches...

I received this notice from one of my friends, Burt Propp. Thought I would share it with you guys.

With the automotive celebrations at Amelia Island looming (March 13-15, 2015), Porsche let us know that they'll be bringing two very significant racing cars from their museum to display on the concours field. While there are certainly some great Porsches for aution, the level of rarity is kicked up another notch out on the green show field. The first of Porsche's entrants being the venerable, one-of-two 909 Bergspyder, and the second is a one-of-one powerhouse in the form of the 917 PA Spyder 16-cylinder. Both were extraordinary engineering exercises that helped to develop Porsche into an international sportscar racing leader. The late 1960s and early 1970s were an exciting time at Porsche, and these two racers exemplify the type of out-of-the-box thinking that helped them to win multiple world championships.

909 Bergspyder, Factory Photo Archives

Friday, November 21, 2014

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, 2015...

For those of you that like to make the trip to Monterey for the Historics, here's the latest info on this years honored marque.The Shelby GT 350.

Donn Vickery coming down from the "Corkscrew" entering turn 9 at Laguna Seca.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Laguna Seca...Happy Birthday!

As one grows older, fifty-seven years ago seems like not so far in the past. This weekend that many years past, motor racing on the West Coast was changed forever with the first race at Laguna Seca Raceway.

The official opening on November 9th. Photo, courtesy Laguna Seca

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What Were They Thinking?

I have to admit, I've always been fascinated with strange looking things. Thoughts run the gambit from, "What were they thinking, to that's pretty cool."  In this day and age, it seems that people are too sophisticated to try to sell their products with good old visual creativity, while driving along our streets. I kinda' miss that, when I see creations like the following  motoring optic delights. They were so simple, yet told the story of what they were all about...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Resting on its back...

As I sit in my little postage stamp, in the middle of all this craziness and vastness of SoCal, I occasionally look outside at a fingernail moon, resting on its back. I guess, kinda' daydreaming about the past Carmel-By-The-Sea-Concours, and what a truly enjoyable event it was. Unfortunately, this year I was not able to spend the entire day taking in the sight's of shiny painted rides, so I was only able to garner a few shots of the event to share.  The good thing is, I had a paying photo mission later that day, so all was not lost. New this year was the Mecum Auction display and the Porsche R Gruppe display, and not to be left out, the traditional yearly parade of Trans Am cars rumbling down Ocean Ave.The next event is scheduled for August 11, 2015. If you have a chance to attend, it's one of the best happenings of the entire Monterey Car Week, in this writers opinion.

Monday, August 18, 2014

"The Wing...."

Kipling said, "Teach us delight in simple things." That's what struck home one night at a recent Porsche gathering. While out walking around looking at cars, I spotted a new 911RSR sitting on display in the darkness. I grabbed my camera to catch a hint of dim light resting on the rear wing.

I'm doing a limited edition of 5 called "The Wing" on 11" x 11" Aluminum squares printed with infused dyes, done in eye popping high gloss and including wall hangers. They are signed, and numbered. With a price of  $95.00 each including tax and shipping in the US, don't miss out. If you would like one, please email me at Vintgracer@aol.com.  Don't miss out. (And they won't have a watermark on them). Sold Out...


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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Busted...

Shortly following a brief pursuit, a California Highway Patrol officer points out the new state speed-limit sign to the pint-sized speeder. As it turned out, the slick-haired pedal pilot had a long list of priors, such as driving on the wrong side of the sidewalk, popping wheelies in front of kindergartners, and excessive use of pomade. What were they really doing? Well, they were really posing for a PR shot in 1934 for the CHP and new signs.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Insider's Guide to Monterey 2014...

This must have been the "Revenge of the Google Nerds" on me.

Now you gotta' know I'm no Tech Monkey or Code Geek, wish I was, because if I was, I could figure out why "Feedburner" was no longer sending out my blog post. That's right, all you guys that signed up for blog updates, were not getting them. So, it was time to switch over to another blog mailing service. This is the second going out with that new service, and it's secure. No spamming coming from me, why, because I hate it as much as you. Your email won't go to anyone, because I also hate that. You can still unsubscribe any time you want, although why would you want to? It's a blog about cars, their history, artistry, events, and creative car photography.

Anyway, with August fast approaching, the return of the Monterey Car Week is looming. One of my personal favorites of the week is the "Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours." This show is always a delight to see with new attractions every year. And what better setting can you have, but the main street of Carmel, with an eclectic variety of cars to check out as well as shops for your better half to keep them busy. It's a guaranteed "Smile Buster!" Here are a couple of shots from last years event...



Now on to the guide for the week. If you click on this link to the Calendar of events and scroll down to August 11-17, you'll see a complete list, along with event links. Enjoy... Car Kulture Kalendar

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pikes Peak 2014 Photo Essay...

Pikes Peak 2014, some may think, just another few weeks on the mountain cars making noise. However, it has a rich history dating back to 1916. I came across this shot from back in the day, and what really got my attention, if you look close, was the photographers grabbing those snaps to be preserved for future generations.

Pike Peak Hill Climb, also know as "The Race to the Clouds." Photographer unknown.
I thought, why not share some of my photographer buddies shots of this years events. In this photo essay, you'll find the images of Dave Liddle and Sean Cridland, both some of the best shooters around. Check out what they came away with and enjoy...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Car Kulture Kalendar....Update

Hey guys, I've been updating the "Car Kulture Kalendar." You can check it out at this link by clicking Kalendar. If you don't see an event that you're interested in listed, email me here.

In the mean time, here's a shot I call "Caddy Daddy" for you to check out. By the way, I got this one juried into the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar coming up in June along with two other non-car related shots.


While shuffling along at the recent Viva Las Vegas rod event, I rounded a corner and this sweet baby hit me in the face. Grabbed my camera and snapped a Kodak moment.

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