12th Sep2017

Modern Classics in the Paddock

by Michael Chandler

Most of my shots at a NASA Utah weekend come from things happening on the track, and this past weekend was much of the same.  However, there were a ton of awesome cars just hanging out in the paddock.  I mean, all of the cars are awesome, but you don’t usually run across a Ford GT just hanging out.  

That was the case here.  I was shooting two other cars (they’ll be in a later post, because they’re legit classics), when I saw a red and white Ford GT out in front of the DXDT garage.  Naturally, I finished what I was doing and then high tailed it over to the early 2000’s domestic supercar.  Al Tiley, driver of the Air Power 911 GT3R, came walking up as I was finishing my shooting.  We had a chat, expressed our enjoyment of Road America, then he hopped in the GT and drove off.  Can’t argue with the man’s taste in vehicles.

Who doesn’t love an early Lotus Elise?  People who have cold, dead hearts.  This adorable little guy was just hanging out, looking like an aggressive guppy.  

In addition to sporting some aggressive aero, it was also packing a Honda K-Series motor.  Oh, and it’s also from Idaho.  Pretty sweet.

There was an F30 generation 330i Xdrive WAGON out in one of the HPDE groups.  This made me excited, but not as excited as another 3 series in a different HPDE group.  We’ll get to that one later, but in the wagon’s group was this 911 GT3.  

Naturally, I snagged some photos of it.  Then I figured I’d never see it, but it appeared behind the grand stands as I was getting ready to head up into them.  Out hopped the driver, a guy who introduced himself as Knight, and his instructor: Integra hero Tyler Mikesell.  After the race, I came out of the grand stands and ran into Knight.  He said he threw the APR wing on the car because he felt he needed more down force in the rear.  

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01st Feb2016

Ford GTs Have Trial By Fire

by Michael Chandler

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We were all excited to see how the new Ford GTs would perform at their inaugural race under the stewardship of Chip Ganassi Racing, and… well, they did provide for some interesting moments.  Early in the race the #66 went behind the wall because it was stuck in 6th gear, and the #67 sprouted a leak from the left rear corner.  It was not the best showing, but CGR didn’t pack it in.  They got both cars back out, but both began suffering from gearbox issues.  The #66 finished 7th, and the #67 took 9th.

20th Jan2016

The Legend Returns

by Michael Chandler

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The Ford GT will be making it’s racing debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of the month.  We, and plenty of others, got to lay our eyes on one of the cars at SEMA last year in the Ford booth.  Photo: Nicholas Cherpeski

03rd Nov2015

SEMA 2015 Day 1

by Michael Chandler

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Words by Michael Chandler.  Photos by Michael Chandler and Nicholas Cherpeski

The show is officially open!  We braved the crowds to bring you a ton of photos, including the new Ford GT race car and the first Fiesta RS in the country!  Check them out below

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13th Apr2012

Cars and Coffee Irvine 04/07/2012

by Trent


While in Long Beach covering the Formula Drift event, I made the wise decision to wake up at 5am and go to the Irvine, CA cars and coffee event. It is a car guy rite of passage. I talked briefly with Michael who was visiting from Chicago and came out to see the cars too. This is unlike your ordinary cars and coffee(unless you live around Irvine of course), the cars are rare and exquisite.

We also teamed up with [func-shun] to bring you this video.

This place had heavily modified GT-R’s, sure. But does your cars and coffee have a Vector M12 or Spyker C8?
Vector M12
Spyker C8
On this occasion, Porsche was the featured marque to honor the late Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche. This gave them a special section of parking right by the coffee. And there were no shortage of Porsches.
Porsche 911 Butzi Porsche
997 Porsche 911
Porsche 911 GT3RS
Porsche 356
And since pictures are worth a thousand words, and I’m a man of few, I will let the pictures speak the rest of the story.
Lotus Evora
E9 BMW 3.0CSi
Blacked out Ford GT
E30 BMW M3
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari 330 grille
Aston Martin Vantage
Bentley Brooklands Coupe
Individual Throttle Bodies(ITB)
Spyker C8 in California
Spyker C8 interior
Lamborghini Countach interior
Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series
Audi R8 V10
Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Mercedes-Benz 190SL
Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution
Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM
Dodge Viper Laguna Seca
Original Fiat 500 Cinquecento
Ferrari 512TR Testarossa
Line of Nissan GT-R R35's
Huge V8 motor and blower in van
BMW X6M modified
Yellow Nissan GT-R
Modified Toyota Supra
Clean NA2 Acura NSX
Want wallpapers? Leave a comment telling me which picture you want and I’ll include a wallpaper for you in a future Photo Friday update.

Words and Photos by Trent Bray
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