Picked up a new lens for my camera this past week which motivated me to head on up to the weekly pissing contest in Woodland Hills, CA for the first time in a couple months. This week was the Ferrari/Maserati Marque event but every vehicle wearing Rosso Corsa or sporting a trident was upstaged by the spectacular McLaren P1 GTR. Having seen the car at the New York Auto Show under harsh trade show lighting, I was eager to get a chance to photograph it outdoors, even if there were a bunch of people milling about making good shots difficult to get. There are just so many details on this car that I love and when studied closely they really make you appreciate the level of craftsmanship at which McLaren operates.
Of course there was a variety of other stuff to check out and with my new 55-210mm zoom lens affixed to my trusty Sony NEX-7, I set about snagging detail shots of the most interesting vehicles in the lot. I fawned over some classic Ferraris, Porsches, American muscle, German muscle and everything in between. Super Car Sunday can be a bit overwhelming, especially with how many kooks there are revving their engines and shouting about how drunk they got the night before. It’s always fun to check out though, amazing people watching, entertaining cars and I’ve never left without meeting at least one person who restores my faith in the automotive enthusaist community.
* Quick note about the photos, I’m trying out some new processing techniques that involve replicating Kodak film looks for digital images and I’m interested to hear what ya’ll think. I’m in love with how this first image came out, feel that the look is perfect for the subject, reminds me of the ads I grew up studying in old issues of National Geographic.