Practicing for King of the Hammers 2020

Getting a little – I mean really little – practice with the Canon EOS R before King of the Hammers 2020.

These little remote control race cars have a top speed of over 50 mph, making them harder to photograph than an F-35 Lighting fighter jet going 400 mph, an F1 racecar, or a flock of hummingbirds!

The best of 2019 – Blue Angels @ Miramar

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One of the most spectacular sights I saw this year was the annual MCAS Miramar Air Show in San Diego.  In its 64th year, the event covers three days of aerial displays, including the Blue Angels pictured here. If we weren’t looking up at the skies, we toured static displays of dozens of vintage and modern aircraft from military, firefighting, search & rescue, law enforcement, as well as special interest private aviation.

It’s not easy getting a decent picture of screaming jets flying past at nearly 400 mph (640 km/h)!

This was our first trip to see the show and loved it.  We’ll be back next year!

 

1967 Le Mans-winning Ford GT 40 Mk IV (chassis J-5)

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From my archives… the original 1967 Le Mans-winning Ford GT 40 Mk IV (chassis J-5) driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. I would argue this is one of the – if not the #1 – most important American-built race cars in history, and a personal favorite.

Photographed with my iPhone at the 2017 SEMA Show, Las Vegas.