Sunday, December 7, 2014

Favorite Pictures Of The Year

As 2014 comes to an end,  here are my picks for pics of the year. traveled from Florida to New York on the hunt for great photos from both the auto racing world to local car shows.  Here are just a few.   I am also attaching links to my favorite videos carried on this blog. 

For Videos-  I am a Formula 1 fan so this one about Michael Schumacher is a classic. The opening comment from him talking about retiring is prophetic and the comments about him being one of the best; the 'reference point' by which others will be measured is touching.

Who Is the Best Driver in Formula 1 History?     Michael Schumacher?

Circa 2000 Ferrari

Another favorite vide is a tribute to Ayrton Senna.  Is he the best driver in Formula 1 history?  You can decide, but I think it is too close to call.   Hard to believe he's been gone 20 years-  he still has an impact on the sport and is an example for aspiring drivers.

Artistically Rendered Image   'Passion For Ayrton'

Is This The Best Driver in Formula 1 History?  Ayrton Senna?

Who is my favorite driver?    Niki Lauda

I admired his courage to come back from the nearly fatal crash at the Nurburgring in August of 1976 and be back in the car racing less than two months later.  I was witness to his courage - I had the chance to take photos of him October 10, 1976 at Watkins Glen, NY.  Amazingly, Niki autographed the four pictures I sent to him this summer- He even returned them from Europe at his expense, after I offered to pay the shipping.  That speaks for his genuine regard for his fans!

One of Four Images of Niki Lauda That Will Appear in My Book
'Echoes From The Glen'

AND NOW  -  My Picks for pics of the year from travels:

From Daytona to Sebring to Watkins Glen and even a drag race at Bradenton Speedway,  was there filming.

                                        From Nitro Jam- Bradenton International Speedway

Can This Young Girl Be The Pilot?

Of This Jet Dragster?   - You Bet!

And From The Sports Car Racing World- IMSA/ Tudor United Sports Car Championship


Sunrise At Daytona

The Conductor And His Orchestra

 Morning Rush Hour

From 5 MPH To 200 MPH 
Twelve Hours of Sebring

Porsche Drivers
Let's go Racing

  Go Racing With 'Jake'
And Corvette Racing

A Ferrari in the Living Room

Dawn on Race Day
Sebring, FL
Not All Ferraris Are Red
Action Express Corvette- A Beautiful Thing
On To Watkins Glen, Six hours of The Glen:
Opening Ceremony With US Army
Watkins Glen, NY
Patrick Long- Porsche Factory Team Driver
Ferrari Coming At You
Visit Florida Corvette Loves NY- It Won!
The Winning Dodge Viper- Mean Looking
From Various Car Shows
du Pont Registry Cars & Coffee
A Rare Ford GTX
St Petersburg Yacht Club Vintage Motor Classic
There Are Jaguars and Then There Are Jaguars
St. Armands Circle, Sarasota FL
Ferraris on the Circle
Unusual Yellow Ferrari
Van Bortel Chevrolet Car Show
Macedon. NY
Unusual Yellow Rod
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
That's All Folks


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