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Grand National Roadster show

All right, I’ve said this before but I’m going to try and keep this blog updated, as well as backtrack updating past assignments and other stuff.

Today headed to Louisville, Kentucky to cover the Street Rod Nationals for Street Rodder Magazine. This event has always been one of my bucket list automotive events. I understand that there will be +-13,000 vehicles. I still have no idea how I’m going to be covering this show, should be interesting


Cheese steak


One of lifes special treats.. a proper cheese steak. This is from Tonellis in Willow Grove, Pa

Rod&Custom cover


Just picked up a copy of rod&customs “little pages”. Its a smaller sized magazine like they did in the 50s. I got the cover and a 8-page feature. Pick up a  copy at your local retailer


My company just issued me an android. Let see if i can keep this blog updated

On my way to Vegas


Third time this year to vegas for some pbotoshoots for Honda Tuning

So much for keeping this blog updated

Well last year I said I would keep this journal updated on a regular basis. After The diesel power challenge in May I failed to do so. The reason just got too busy with photoshoots. I don’s know how someone who is busy with photoshoots has the time to keep up with their blog. After a day of shooting and editing, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer and do more work. I realize though how I do like this so I am going to try and do more regular updates. I will update from where I left off as well make updates of photoshoots and travel

Diesel Power Challenge, Bowling Green Kentucky

This week,  I am in Bowling Green Kentucky for the Diesel Power Magazine, Diesel Power Challenge in Bowling Green Kentucky.  At the end of the event they produce a DVD for sale on the event and will be shown on the Outdoor Channel. My job this week is a departure from what I am used to doing. Instead of shooting still photographs I will be doing video. Considering I’ve never shot video before this should be interesting. I will be responsible for doing all the POV (point of view) camera work, attaching 2-3 cameras per vehicle. We will be using Go Pro cameras. I got those cameras about a week ago to get familiar with them and am still a little hazy what needs to be done to get the footage they need.

This event is an invitation only and there are 16 trucks. Each will compete in dyno testing, Drag Racing, Sled Pull, 10,o00 pound trailer pull, 150 mile efficiency drive and braking.

The day we arrived the entire region received about 14 inches of rain in 2 days, so to say the least there is flooding everywhere. In fact 2 miles from the airport the road was covered with about 2 feet of water, good thing we had a 4 wheel drive.

Today 5-3-10 we were just doing all the prep-production such as get supplies , establish data acquisition, work-flow, go to the different facilities to figure out camera angles and where to position the different camera operators. Already I am liking still photography a lot more.  Upon arriving at the Beech Bend Raceway we noticed a problem. The entire facility was covered about 17 feel of water…hmmm big problem.

This is the bridge over the staging lanes

These are the timing lights at the end of the 1/4 mile at Beech Bend Raceway.

Now back at the hotel to have a production meeting before the rest of the crew arrives. This should prove to be an interesting 3 days…Alot more work and planning goes into video shoots than stills. It is all very interesting and Ive learned a few things…off to bed and tomorrow begins the real work