Sunday, December 25, 2016

CarCameraStory - The Year In Review

In 2016 CarCameraStory was busy attending some fantastic races for followers of this blog. Starting with the Weather Tech IMSA series I attended the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January and the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. In March my camera was also rolling for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix., followed in September at Watkins Glen with Indycars on Labor Day and rounded out with the Vintage Car Grand Prix the following weekend. I regret not being at the IMSA Six Hours of the Glen in June due to a scheduling conflict at work, but I plan on being there in June 2017.

My camera also traveled to the St. Petersburg du Pont Registry Cars& Coffee a number of times where I was able to bring you photos of some amazing and rare cars. (See the RWB Porsche and video link below for the latest Cars & Coffee highlight)  On occasion I also grabbed a photo or two of something different, including the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY.
The year was capped off  in December with photos taken at Pistons & Props-  historic vehicles racing at Sebring alongside the Sebring Airport.

So you can see I was on the road a lot and I logged many miles on my car and on my feet getting around all the places needed to bring you something meaningful.  I hope my work is appealing to you and that you come to the website often in 2017 to see what I have captured!   I view my work as going on a hunt for a wild animal- you never know if you will see what you are seeking, but when you do and you pull the trigger on the camera and capture the moment the way you expected it to look, you have achieved success for that day.  And then you do it all over again the next day or the next event, hoping that over a year, you have a collection of achievements that represent a solid body of work.

There was sadness this year as well with the passing of Brock Yates. His writing was some of the best and most interesting in the business.  I remember in the late '80's when he wrote a column for Car and Driver how I would eagerly flip to his column first as soon as I pulled the magazine from the mailbox.  He's the only author that got my attention in that way. 

So here's a pictorial review of the year as I saw it, including photos of many of this year's champions.  Don't forget to check out the excellent video on the mint green Porsche by RWB at December's du Pont Registry Cars & Coffee below.

Click Link Here for video of the building of this Porsche:
RWB Porsche

Savor the pictures- like a good wine.   Happy New Year and there's more in store for 2017.

Racing Review 2016:

Friday Night Daytona Rolex 24 Hour Race

Daytona At Night

Massive Scale- Daytona!

In The Pits At Daytona 24 Hour

Best Beaches- Best Racing St. Petersburg, FL

IMSA GTLM Champion - Pit Action at Daytona

Garage Monkey Sponsored Viper at Sebring

Weather Tech Series Sponsor's Car at Sebring

GTLM Champs- Sebring Fans Walk The Grid

I Want My Porsche!-  Seen at Sebring

Coming in Hot to Turn 10 at St Petersburg Grand Prix 

2016 Indycar Champion  #22 Simon Pagenaud at Watkins Glen

Rahal Racing at The Glen

Vintage Alfa At Watkins Glen

Corvettes at Watkins Glen- A Beautiful Sight

Banging Doors At Sebring's Pistons and Props

Firey Jaguar at Watkins Glen Vintage Races

BMW vs Porsche at Sebring

Props at Sebring

The Original Ford GTs at Sebring

The New Ford GT and Lemans Winner

And Finally the IMSA Prototype Champion

Another Great Year in Racing- Looking Forward to Bringing you Exciting
Images for 2017!

Happy New Year From

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pictures of the Year (POTY Contest)

It's that time of the year when I gather up all my digital files and go through the thousands of images taken in the past year to come up with a few worthy for inclusion in my annual calendars. You might say it is a picture of the year contest- or more precisely pictures of the year.  There are so many that I want to use in my favorites list and it really is hard to pick the best ones. But each year there's usually one or two that stand out and this year I have that situation. 

Last year it was Nick Tandy in a Porsche 911RSR on two wheels going around the first left bend in the chicane at the end of the main straight at Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen. I was even lucky enough to have his autograph an 8X10 print of it! ( That's a story for another blog post)  

This year it is a dramatic shot of a Jaguar belching fire out of the side exhaust rounding the left hander after exiting the 'boot' at the US Vintage Grand Prix on September 11th at Watkins Glen.  Timing was everything to get that shot.  That's what got it into the finals and the top pick this year.

So sit back and enjoy these favorites and email me if you would like to purchase a 2017 calendar with these pictures. I custom make my calendars for your needs and image choices and prices range from $10.00 to $30.00 plus shipping. Please contact me at for details.

And The Winner Is:
US Vintage Grand Prix At Watkins Glen September 11, 2016


Sebring 2016

Washing  My Porsche

Salute  to our Veterans

New Ford GT at Sebring

Indycars at Watkins Glen

Vintage Races at Watkins Glen

Mazda Display at Sebring

Sebring 12 Hour

US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen

Daytona Rolex 24

Daytona Rolex 24

Daytona Fan Walk on the Grid

Daytona at Night

Fireworks at the Rolex 24

In The Pits at the Rolex 24

Iconic Shot of Daytona

Porsche Fan- Daytona Infield

Helio at St. Pete Grand Prix

St. Pete Grand Prix

Last Years Winner 2015 Watkins Glen

If you liked the photos, let me know. Copies are available for minimal cost!

Next Up- The Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona in January.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sebring Classic 12 Hour


Here's a photo review of Historic Sportscar Racing's Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, FL held December 1st - 4th.  My schedule only allowed me to be there for Saturday's races and there were plenty of cars entered to race. I just wished I could have been there for the entire event. There were many cars that brought back good memories of races gone by.  The weather cooperated and the competition was pretty intense as collector car races go. The sights and smells of these beautiful machines made for a great weekend and a bargain at that.  Enjoy the photos and put this event on your calendar for next year.

                                    First-  The Pistons:

You know they are at Sebring

Bogedy, Bogedy Bogedy as they start the race

Audi domination

Looks fast standing still

Gorgeous 60's style

Can't get enough of those BMW 2002's

Door banging NASCAR style

Classic BMW vs Porsche

Paint job out of the 60's/ 70's- Sock it to me


For Corvette lovers

For Ferrari lovers

Porsche Cayman GT4 - My Favorite

BMW 2002's- One slightly modified.

Porsche says it all- in Miami Blue

A rare and wonderful sight- two Ford GT 40's racing for position!

And A Few Props:

Disclaimer- I was at the other side of the track when the planes arrived Saturday morning so I never got to photograph them, these were random pics from later in the day to say I saw props!

Hope you enjoyed the show.