Month: April 2013
Sometimes you need to go above and beyond when things don’t go according to plan. In times like this seconds can make or break a day’s effort. This driver successfully makes the change with his relief, but the car has other plans for him:
Today I’d like to bring you the story of a rider who managed to do something some of us only wish we could do: take a tragic event and turn it into something positive that can be looked back on as a valuable experience that ultimately led to something better overall…
We begin with “StrayTowel” (ST) tracking his Ninja ZX6R around the Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park last season. After a confident pass through a left hand turn in a predominantly right handed course, ST didn’t have all the grip he was relying on which resulted in a highside and a face full of dirt. Some trashed gear and a few bruises later thankfully ST was left unscathed save perhaps a little ego bruising on top of the black-and-blue (This is also a testament to shelling out for quality gear, don’t be a squid)
To tie himself over until the end of the season, ST opted to take off his vinyl wrap, and using some zip-ties produced a function-before-form look that is reminiscent of two-face from Batman. As cool as it was, ST decided to take winter off to do some major work on improving the bike’s aesthetic.
So over the course of the next few months he went to work:
When all was said and done, the final product really speaks for itself, it looks fantastic!
If you want to see more of his photos please take a look at his Flickr!
…When we don’t take the time to examine the little details. Sure, 15 minutes is a long time for anyone these days. If you consider yourself a true racing fan however, you’ll take the time to sit and pay attention to this gripping video, the fourth offering in the “Racing in SLow-Motion” series. It really is a great watch, full of nuance and subtlety. A wonderful soundtrack sets the tone perfectly to convey just what an art form our precious racing is.
After a rather grey and gloomy winter, it seems that finally there are some signs that spring is in the air in South China. For an avid car spotter and photographer this brings with it what the Chinese might call a case of ‘double happiness’. From a petrol-heads point of view, it’s great to see more interesting cars on the roads as drivers take the opportunity to enjoy the cool, dry weather and from a photographers stand point, there’s an increased chance of getting some good early-morning light. With this in mind here are some photographs that I took at sunrise last weekend.