Photos added from the September 3rd Blackhawk Cars and Coffee…and some bad news.

On Sunday September 3rd, I did a quick trip to check out the monthly Blackhawk Cars and Coffee meet in Danville CA. It was a lot of fun, despite me arriving late to the event!

You can check out the photos by clicking the link to the gallery at the bottom of this post!

And now for the bad news:

Rumors are spreading about the City of Danville no longer wanting the Blackhawk Museum to host the monthly Cars and Coffee event. Although speculation is all over the place regarding the exact reasons why, it is widely believed that the reason for this is because of safety concerns from the local police department regarding exhibitionists bombing through residential neighborhoods at excessive speeds and creating unacceptable noise pollution.

After asking around a bit, I managed to find out a little bit more about the situation: In addition to the Police Department’s concern, the Danville City Council is also citing concerns regarding lost revenue for Blackhawk Plaza when the event is in full swing and regular customers cannot find parking. Pressure from both the City Council and the City’s Police Department could mean that, unless a resolution could be reached (such as mandatory noise restrictions, stronger police presence, and even relocating the event behind the Plaza), Blackhawk Cars and Coffee’s days may be numbered.

Let’s hope that the City of Danville and the Blackhawk Museum could work something out. If not, it will be a sad day for enthusiasts not just in the Bay Area, but nationwide.




Monterey Car Week Galleries Added!

Sorry for the long wait between posts; I was too busy editing and publishing photos!

Monterey Car week came, went, and provided some unbelievable opportunities for capturing the most valuable and incredible pieces of automotive history on camera! Thanks to a few friends as well, I was able to get closer to the action than ever before!

First, I was able to secure press access to the 2017 Mecum Monterey Auctions in Monterey California. For the first two days of the auction, I was in the middle of all the action as some very desirable cars and motorcycles crossed the auction block in front of me! Imagine being mere feet away from a beautiful 1957 MV Agusta while some very wealthy people bid on it!

After I finished at Mecum, I made my way toward the automotive event of the year: The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion! Thanks to a few friends and a lot of luck, I was able to not only camp out at the racetrack above Turns 10 and 11, but I was able to get a photo vest for shooting inside the racetrack! This was the first time I was able to get this close to the action at RMMR 2017, and as a result, I managed to capture some incredible shots of vintage race cars in their natural element! Imagine being close to a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa as it crested the Corkscrew, or having to cover your ears as a four-rotor Mazda RX-7 GTO screamed by!

Finally, because of happenstance I was able to get a small preview of the Concorso Italiano 2017. I more or less crashed the Concorso to get up-close and personal with some incredible vintage Italian machinery, including the Fiat-Abarth 750 Zagato, and the beautiful Lamborghini Miura!

This year’s Monterey Car Week was one I’ll never forget. Come check out the new galleries, and see what it was like being right in the thick of it!


New Gallery Added + Getting Ready for Mecum and the Reunion!

IMG_0595-2Hello again!

This week is going to be another one for the history books, as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is getting ready for the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion! This year’s Reunion will be special, as the racetrack will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary, and will feature the race cars that first raced at the track in 1957!

In addition, the Mecum Auctions will be in Monterey starting tomorrow at 1pm, until Sunday, Aug 20th. The Mecum Auctions provide another excellent chance to see some incredible machinery! This weekend will be so chock full of automotive events that it will be difficult for someone to split their time between them for fear of missing out on anything!

Lastly, I managed to once again attend the monthly Blackhawk Cars and Coffee on August 6th, and came face to face with not one, but two Ford GT40 Replicas! Blackhawk seems to be getting bigger and bigger every time I attend!

Come see the new gallery!


Photos from the All That Slamness Car Show 2017


This past Sunday made for a great opportunity to gawk at the current trends in the automotive enthusiast world at the All That Slamness Car Show 2017! Focusing more on imports and tuners than the typical classic and muscle car fare, All That Slamness 2017 was an interesting break from the norm, and made for some interesting photo opportunities with some truly unique rides!

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming…

IMG_8565After a very brief hiatus, I’m back with more photos of automobiles!

On June 24th, I attended the  23rd Annual Woodies on the Wharf Classic Car Show. There, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some excellent examples of wood-paneled vehicles from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Using my trusty Canon Rebel T5i and a Canon FD f/1.8 50mm vintage lens, I sought to try and capture the spirit and atmosphere of these classic examples of a time gone past.

Come see the new gallery!


And yet another new gallery!


Another weekend has past, and so has another automotive event!

This Sunday I spent Father’s Day at Blackhawk for a small Cars and Coffee event with a good friend and his family. The event itself was a little smaller than the standard Cars and Coffee, however this made for better opportunities for capturing interesting cars and the people that drive them!

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Another gallery added!

It was another busy weekend here in the Bay Area, as Canepa opened their garage doors once again to host their monthly Cars and Coffee! I figured that since there was always a fine collection of vintage automobiles, I would shoot with a vintage lens I rescued from a thrift store; a Spiratone Plura-Coat 20mm F/2.8.

This time around I managed to explore nearly every inch of the facility, and I even met Mr. Canepa himself!

Come check out the gallery!


Canepa Cars and Coffee – June 10th 2017

It’s going to be a busy weekend!

It’s shaping up to be a busy weekend in the Bay Area!

Canepa is hosting another Cars and Coffee at their headquarters in Scotts Valley this Saturday, and the Alameda Point Concours ‘d Elegance  is happening this Sunday!

So if you’re really into cars, and you’d like to see some amazing and priceless examples being driven around, you could do worse than to go to these events this weekend!


New Gallery Added!

The Blackhawk Automotive Museum hosted another successful Cars and Coffee this past Sunday, and this time they smashed the attendance record for most cars present since Blackhawk Cars and Coffee began!

Come see the new Gallery!


Shop Added!

After some testing and a lot of research, I’ve found a way to sell my photos online!

Visual Society is a WordPress-based website and marketplace for photographers, and allows them to set the prices of their work for downloading and printing, and keep 90% of the profits. Because Visual Society is WordPress-based, anyone can use their tools to create their own websites and pay reasonable subscription fees for their usage plans.

Visual Society also features integration with Stripe, an online payment method that gives sellers advanced tools for their business, and allows them to track purchases from their websites.

I created a Visual Society Gallery for my best work, which you can purchase a download or a print with either a Personal or Commercial License. You can visit my Gallery wither by clicking this link, or by clicking the “SHOP” Menu Button at the top of the page!