The 2018 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

2018 Sebring 12 Hours - Race Report:

Wednesday – Northeast Ohio: Snow. Cold.

Thursday: Hop on a plane bound for Florida.

Friday, Saturday - Sebring: Sunny. Mid-80’s. Spent the better part of two days photographing the zippy cars at the 66th annual Twelve Hour endurance spectacle - A welcome respite from the extended winter up north. Don’t get me wrong; I like Northeast Ohio. We’ve got LeBron (for the moment), decent baseball, plenty of entertainment options, and good friends. Still, It was good to spend some time down south reminding myself that warmer weather was coming. I even got a mild sunburn.

As for the race itself, that was entertaining in its own right. In the prototype class, the 22 Nissan DPi ruled the field, and the Porsche 911 RSR (numbered 911 also) took honors in GTLM, and the number 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini paced the field in GTD. I could think of worse ways to spend a weekend. And I know that Springtime is coming.

Sunday: Hop on a plane bound for Northeast Ohio.

Monday – Northeast Ohio: Snow. Cold.

2017 Pirelli / Indy at Mid-Ohio

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Last weekend I spent the day at my favorite playground working on some on-track action with the Pirelli and Indycar series. Because of weather and scheduling, this turned out to be my only weekend in Lexington this year, but there was good news to be had on the weekend - it was announced that next year will mark the return of the IMSA Sportscar series to the 2.4 mile road course. I'm really looking forward to it. In the meantime, it was good to touch base with old friends and get some steps in while I hiked around the track.


2017 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

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It was another fantastic year at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park, home of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and for the 35th year in a row, it did not dissapoint. People came from all over to participate in the Concours d'Elegance, and to watch the races which run through the park. I'm told that this year's event raised some $450,000 for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, as well as the Allegheny Valley School.

Highlights for me included a pre-production Ford GT hidden "off to the side" in a small wooded area of the Concours, as well as a first look at the motorcycle collection. I also took the opportunity to have some fun with a new fisheye lens.

On a sad note, I learned that Steve Webber, longtime media director and the guy that got me involved with this event to begin with, passed away this past year. He was a great guy and will be missed.


2016 Pirelli / Indy at Mid-Ohio

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These are photos from the Saturday events during the Pirelli World Challenge / Indycar weekend at Mid-Ohio. I walked the paddock as well as the track over the course of the day (since I got a Fitbit I've been trying to hit my 10,000 steps with regularity, and this was a good opportunity to get some steps in). I enjoy trying to sniff out new locations and to try to make something new from locations I've been at before. I think I caught a few new ones this go round. And for those keeping score at home, 16,000 steps before I left.


2016 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

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These are photos from the Saturday events at the 2016 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Put on by the Pittsburgh Automotive Dealer's Association as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh as well as Allegheny Valley School, the event serves as a gathering place for vintage cars and buffs from around the country.

This was my second year attending, and, just like last year, it did not disappoint. Great weather, cool cars, and a great vibe combined for another fantastic weekend. Seriously, I can't reccommend this event enough.

This year I decided to work mostly on my telephoto work on the track. My son and I wandered the Concours d'Elegance to catch some automotive history (as well as some current offerings) up close. Somehow, there's never enough time. I can't wait to try again next year.