Check out this awesome clip from the movie Grand Prix of the 1966 Monaco GP. Can’t wait to watch the race tomorrow morning.
One of my first blog posts from 2010 was during the snowpocalypse in January when I was stranded in my house. Oddly enough, I’m writing my (probably) last post for 2010 in a similar situation – drink in hand of course.
Above: Steady Freddy Girard at Autodrome Montmagny
2010 was a very exciting year for me and a great year to get this site off the ground. I was traveling on average once every two weeks while somehow still remaining a student (had to make up some pretty creative excuses to get out of class, but it was well worth it). I got to spend a lot of time with some of the greatest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, and got up close and personal with vehicles that most people only get to dream about seeing/driving/shooting.
This is probably my favorite photo of the year. It’s not really in focus, it’s not sharp, and it’s the only one out of about 100 snaps that I took on my nighttime ride-alongs that came out decent, but it is exactly what I wanted out of the shot. It’s a lot harder than you’d think to hold a camera steady with Matt driving balls-to-the-wall behind Damien. Those two love to tandem close and fast. I find myself using words like “chaos” “carnage” “fire” and “insanity” whenever I do a write up on a weekend with those guys.
That was my last official event of the year, and once September hit I shot a couple personal vehicles for my friends and gave my camera a rest.
That’s it, and that’s all. 2010 was awesome, and things are only going to get better in 2011.
Here are a few snaps I took at the 2010 Montreal F1 GP. These were from Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions. I decided I just wanted to sit and enjoy race day without taking photos on Sunday, and what a great race it was.
There’s nothing quite like your first Formula 1 race, especially when you have been a fan all of your life like I have.
See you in Montreal next year?
With the Formula 1 season underway I couldn’t help but reminisce about my trip to Silverstone Circuit over my spring break trip last year.
While there I was lucky enough to take a tour during a test day for the Kingfish F1 auto. Normally the public isn’t allowed to tour the facilities while there is testing going on, but my uncle who I went with talked his way in for us.
While touring the facility you see loads and loads of small engine F1 stylized carts, Ferrari 360s and Lotus elise and exiges around. These are the cars that are available to the public to rent and run around the track.
The tour was definitely amazing and I would love to go back and run around the track in a rental ha.