You are Entering the Twilight Zone: Daytona 500 Under the Lights…

As you can see from the photo above, we had quite an adventure shooting the Daytona 500 last night!   The race, which was delayed over 30 hours due to rain (the first time in its 54 year history the race was not run on Sunday), was marked by events that could have been straight out of the grainy, black and white world of the Twilight Zone.

The race itself, promised to be exciting when just one lap into the race, a large crash collected several cars.  But before long, the race was going full bore, with very little in the way of incidents and with everyone for the most part staying in line and waiting for the last run.  But that was all about to change…

At lap 160, while the caution was out, the 42 Target car was on the back stretch catching up to the pack.  Just before entering turn 3, something broke in the rear of the car, sending it spinning out of control – and directly toward one of the jet dryer trucks that was slowly circling the track.  I just happened to be looking in that direction, and saw a massive fireball erupt as the two vehicles met.  I quickly grabbed my 100-400 and took the following series of images.  The first is just a second or two after impact, before the jet fuel ignited.  As you can see, the damage doesn’t look all that severer.  The second image is shortly after the fire crew arrived.  The third image is after the fire has been put out – you can clearly see the destruction.

Below are my favorite photos from this very unique race!

All the photos can be downloaded for free as HD desktop wallpaper.  Simply click on a photo below, click on the permalink (bottom right), save the HD wallpaper by right clicking the “1280×720” link, and selecting save as. 

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What has 4 Wheels, a Silver Horse, and Costs 18 Million Dollars?

We recently received word that we’ll have the honor of shooting the 2012 Concours D’Elegance on behalf of the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Being an avid car guy, this is an exciting opportunity, made all the more exciting by the car they will be honoring – namely the Ferrari 250 GTO.  In 2010, one of these beauties went for £12 million at a rare car auction in London.

Got some spare change lying around?  Well perhaps you can pick up one of these – or one of the countless other stunning, rare autos that will be featured at the Concours this year.

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Saturday Night at the Car Show

Now, I’ve been accused of being a bit of a car nut by more than one person.  As a result, I have always had a passion for automotive photography.  Several years ago, a few car guys that share my passion of all things auto began getting together on the first Saturday of every month at the Merrill Rd. Krystal’s to hang out, talk shop and most importantly, show off their cars.   Today, this has grown into quite the event, often with over 50 cars and lots of fans.  Here are a few photos from this Saturday’s show:

Note, all these photos are in 720P format, so they can easily be used for desktop wallpaper if you find one you fancy!  To download, simply click on the photo you like from the gallery below.  Right above the photo will be a link to the full resolution image.  Simply right click that link and save it to your photo folder.  With some internet browsers, you can even right click on the full resolution image and set it as your background right from there!

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