Does Bullitt still matter? Fifty years since it came out, is the detective thriller—oozing with Steve McQueen’s quiet, simmering brand of cool and famous for its groundbreaking centerpiece car chase scene—relevant to the young buyers the Ford Mustang once had a monopoly on? After a hot lap of San Francisco in the 2019…
TEXAS WANTS TO KNOW THIS, TOO.
We shot this a few years ago but it feels appropriate today. This one’s for you, Sergio.
It’s almost the weekend, which is naturally the car time. We’ve been soliciting your Instagram posts and telling you to use the #DriveFreeOrDie hashtag, and now we’re going to ride into Saturday with some car grams, including a Tiffany Blue fleet, emergency 500, Beetle buggy and an all-time favorite, a Panoz.
Blessed are the Freelancers, for they shall inherit the Earth
Mine are in the mail!
Shouldn’t all supercars have Montana plates?
Never give up! Sell him on the Touring package if the wing is an issue.
Whatever you do next, I have a feeling you’ll do it well. Great pics - thanks. For those of us who will probably never see these things in person, you’re performing a great service.
You’re great Kurt, so great at capturing the scene.
I’ve seen your stuff before. That’s YOU!
I like how you went all in, and embrace it all too!
That’s some stunning photography. Clearly it’s time to graduate to food photography for Instagram likes (or whatever the social currency is on that site).
As awesome as the photos are, your story of going for it with something you are passionate about is even more awesome. At least in the opinion of this middle aged desk jockey, that is.
Excellent pictures! Thank you for sharing. I’m a Le Mans fan and I love getting to experience it through a photographer’s lens.
This is a Kinja pain in the ass that I am not a fan of but if you open an image in a new tab, then remove the “c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800" from the URL, it should go full size for desktops.
I assume it’s something like this: a french delicacy at Le Mans.
In the first with the tire, I’d bet they’re using a heat gun and blade to scrape off and remove the picked up marbles and other loose track rubber.
As for the one with the carbon, I can only assume it’s some sort of patch or repair job. These cars would likely be made entirely from prepreg fabric and not dry fabric +…
If there’s one type of photography that I never get tired of seeing, it’s panned race cars zooming by. Tack-sharp cars with completely blurred backgrounds—how they pop out of the image—just excellent.
Villorba Corse has how many tens of millions of dollars in backing again? Not to mention complete factory support, and running as the de facto Dallara factory team.
What’s your goal here man?
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