Beautiful oval window Beetle shot at the Treffen show 2013. This car was sitting by itself away from the rest of the cars in the show. Photo Nerd info: Nikon D800 w 50mm shot at f/1.6 @ 2000 sec
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This shot was done a few years ago at Airkewld in Surprise, AZ. It is a very detailed double cab that could be driven everyday. Dig this truck. Mark of Lunde VW brought it by for the photo shoot. Thanks Mark! Thanks Pete!
Thursday Encinitas 101 Car Night, August 15, 2013. Tons of VW buses and yes, The Michelin Man dancing to groovy rock n roll. Photo nerd info: Nikon D800 with 50mm, 2000th Sec @ f 1.4, iso 50.
Later in the day at the VW Classic in Irvine, California.
This shot is from today’s Bob Baker Volkswagen Show in Carlsbad, California. This car is a 1961 but has parts from years as far back as an early 50′s split window grafted in. Owner said he has had the car since the 1970′s. Photo nerd info: Nikon D800, 80-200 Nikon Lens at 80mm, F3.2 @ 500 second, iso 50.
Took a little cruise out today to do my errands. Had a camera, a wall, my 62 bug and some sun. This is with the new front end modifications. There are a few more details needing attention. Note the center caps on front wheels missing. The new 4.5″ BRM wheels have a slightly smaller hole for the center cap so my custom billet ones don’t fit. Those are being custom-made this week. Front end is now running Airkewld front BAD disc brakes, stainless braided lines, 3″ narrowed beam, 4.5″ BRM style wheels and new ContiEcoContact 145/65/15 tires (Smart Car tires). Happy driving!
Enough wine photography posts, time for some VW love! This is an outtake from my photo shoot at West Coast Classic VW Restorations for an article on 1967 VW Beetle – Restoring A Vintage Volkswagen Bug
the beach, surfboards and a VW bus. I hope this photo helps you through this Winter weather. Those of us in San Diego aren’t experiencing anything near what the North East is going through today and this weekend. In San Diego, anytime it rains and is under 50 degrees F, we almost call FEMA. Good luck to all of you in the East, stay warm and dream of buses, warm beaches and surf. Photo info: Shot at Big Wednesday, August 2012 at San Onofre Beach, California.
This is a shot of two icons from my past. My new 1983 VW GTI and Riverside International Raceway.
I believe the introduction of the GTI in 83 into the U.S. was what launched Volkswagen’s rebirth here in the U.S. The car was a sleeper and I did blow away a few surprised American muscle car owners from stop lights. The car was fast, handled well, had good gas mileage, had crazy colored seat fabric and was built in America.
Riverside Raceway was a great venue for watching Nascar, Indy Car, SCCA and Off Road races. I spent many weekends there as a spectator, photographer and a few times a crew member. I have fond memories of this race track and the closing of it for “progress” was a sad day in 1989.
Photo nerd info: 1983: Camera would have been some 35mm Minolta (that is what I shot in those days) negative film, printed at local photo lab in Redondo Beach, scanned print. While shooting I was probably wearing some brightly colored polo shirt, shorts that were way to short and white, (hey, it was 1983) flip flops or Vans.
Downtown Encinitas, California has a cruise night on the third Thursday of every Summer month. So many VWs this time. This is my 1962 Ragtop (sliding sunroof) Beetle parked in the Nixon parking lot. Good time, perfect weather.