Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Work of Ron van der Ende

Came across the work of Ron van der Ende today. Ron is a sculptor living in Rotterdam. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. Head over to his website to see more of his work. This "NASCAR Charger" above is probably my favorite along with the shotgun houses and cassette tapes.

this is why stipistop, a hungarian car blog, is one of my daily go-to's.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2012 24 Hours of Le Mans poster

 A pretty big improvement on some of the previous years.

Sun setting at Sebring

I took this from one of the many DIY spectator platforms at Sebring. Thanks to the guys who let me watch from up there and other platforms throughout the weekend. This is 40 minutes of dusk overlooking turns 11-12 condensed to 4 minutes. The audio was recorded on a separate device with really good stereo so turn up your speakers or headphones for full effect. I have a few hours of audio from the race from different places on the circuit that I am working on uploading to a few different places. This is a sample of the audio quality I have.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Martin Brundle Lotus 49

strassenversion on DRIVE

Check out this episode of "drive" with Leo Parente to get a look at the first two races of the F1 season. Also watch for an awesome strassenversion shout out and Leo sporting this shirt:

I have been really impressed with what these guys have done with this youtube channel since January. I have watched pretty much all of the original Top Gear going back to seasons with Tiff Needell and Quentin Wilson and love to watch different automobile shows from around the world: Turbo from France, the old Best Motoring from Japan, GRIP from Germany, 5th gear, Top Gear, and I would say that what they are doing with this channel can be compared to the best. Its still very young and they dont have the BBC's budget, but all of the hosts are really hitting their stride and producing some great content.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

12 Hours of Sebring 2012

The 60th edition of the Sebring 12 hours was never going to be the most exciting race with an uncontested P1 category, but the chance to see R18's in competition and the always exciting GT battles were convincing enough to make the trip to the airfield in the orange groves.
I brought some new gadgets this year including a Nimslo 3D which I had never used before this weekend. I only bought it a few weeks ago and one test roll I shot at home did not produce any images. The images I shot at Sebring were the first I had ever taken and they are a bit sloppier than I had hoped as a result.

some Porsches in Preen Park

Audi's of the recent past

lady course Marshal

Delta Wing did a few parade laps. Mostly open minded reactions to this car with a general sense of "let's see what this thing can do"

the vantage point

Thursday Night Practice

light painting


is that an extra side mirror?

Nick Heidfeld

last minute fixes on Friday night

Race day. Saw marshals from France, Netherlands, UK.

#2 Audi pulling out an early lead

all three Audis eating T9 to T10. note the heat trails


~$5 worth of beer


shadows getting longer

I took some video and a few hours of high quality audio that I am still editing.

Harry Metcalfe discusses the 918 prototype


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sebring 2012 teaser

Its going to take a few days to process all of the pictures and video from Sebring. Stay tuned for more content coming soon...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rennsport Reunion 2011

spray paint, stencil, marker, paint pen, graffiti mop on canvas. stencils based on photograph taken by a friend of strassenversion at Rennsport Reunion IV at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California

24x48 inches