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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 18th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the idyllic Kinney Reservoir. This man made lake sits approximately 8500 feet above sea level, beside one of my favourite driving roads in America, The Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway. This narrow, winding road loaded with tight hairpins takes in some amazing scenery in the Californian high country and is well worth a visit during the 6 months or so a year that it is open. Check out the Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway website here, and while you're in the area, drop in to Arnold and have a bite to eat at Giant Burger.



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Friday, August 17, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 17th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day features one of the nicest cars and one of the nicest men you'll find at the Perth Motorplex. Vince Belladonna competes in Supercharged Outlaws in this immaculate Torana, modelled after his street registered (and now retired from racing duties) Super Street SLR5000 Holden Torana.



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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 16th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a shot of Ian Foster warming the tyres in his Holden Commodore Ute Supercharged Outlaw at the Perth Motorplex's Top Fuel Challenge in November 2005.



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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 15th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the West Coast Jet Sprint Clubs meeting on December 6th, 2014 and features Rod Wood and Kylie Morris in their Group A jet sprinter, Triple xXx.



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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 14th, 2018

David Bartlett (74 - Ford Escort MKII) leads Glen Brocklehurst (64 - Ford Falcon) onto the main straight at Wanneroo Raceway in today's Photo of the Day, shot at the WA Sporting Car Clubs 2006 Winter Classic race meeting. Bartlett and Brocklehurst were competing in the combined Improved Production and Street Cars races.



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Monday, August 13, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 13th, 2018

Nathan Vince (17, Ford Falcon EL) leads Claude Giorgi (29, Porsche 911) into Turn 1 at Wanneroo Raceway in today's Photo of the Day. Nathan is driving a former Dick Johnson Racing V8 Supercar, still wearing Dick's race number.



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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 12th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today features Peter Screen leading Kim Ledger through Turn 1 at Wanneroo Raceway. Both are driving Mazda RX7 Street Cars in the combined Street Car and Improved Production race at the WA State Championship meeting hosted by the WA Sporting Car Club.



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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 11th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the 2017 Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex and features John Cannuli warming the tyres in the Nova LED Top Alcohol Funny Car.



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Friday, August 10, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 10th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today features Clive Hudson driving his Chevy C10 Supercharged Outlaw at the Perth Motorplex's Top Fuel Challenge in November 2005, in the other lane is Lindsay Catalano in his Valiant Charger.



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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 9th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the WA Sporting Car Club's 2005 State Championship Meeting, and features Simon Emmerling driving his Schnitzer built BMW 635Csi touring car. Simon's car was powered by a Larry Perkins built Australian Touring Car Championship spec Holden V8.



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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 8th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Michelle Morrison, then Michelle Osborn, launching hard in her hot pink altered at the Perth Motorplex's 2013/2014 Season Opener.



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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 7th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a shop display from Sacramento Vintage Ford, in Sacramento, Northern California. The large display area at Sacramento Vintage Ford includes a diner and a number of static displays amongst the floor stock. This was one of the displays when I visited in late 2010.



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Monday, August 6, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 6th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Allan 'Dobbo' Dobson, driving the Santo's Cranes Top Fuel Dragster at the Perth Motorplex's NitroMax event in 2014. This was one of two cars campaigned by the Santo Rapisarda owned team at the event.



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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 5th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Mark Drew on his Perth Harley Davidson Top Fuel Bike, seen here at the Perth Motorplex's 2015 Night of Fire meeting. Mark has a long history in both speedway and drag racing, with multiple titles under his belt in both sports.



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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 4th, 2018

Jason Foekens, in BLWNWGN, is the subject of today's Photo of the Day. This shot was taken during the burnout finals at Motorvation 28, back in 2014.



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Friday, August 3, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 3rd, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day features the Death Valley Ranch, also known as Scotty's Castle, in Death Valley, California. Currently closed to the public after flash floods in October 2015 closed the access road and damaged some rooms, construction of the ranch began in 1922.



The National Park Service has more information on Scotty's Castle on their website.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 2nd, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today comes from New Zealand. This is the crater of Mount Eden, shot at dawn with the city of Auckland in the background. Mount Eden is one of a number of dormant volcanoes in the Auckland region and in my opinion, one of the best places to watch the sunrise over the city.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Photo of the Day - August 1st, 2018

The Photo of the Day today is Richard and Mike Collison's 1950 Buick Straight Eight, at the SCTA's Bonneville SpeedWeek 2010. This car was built with a little help from Gary Hart and sponsored by DIYAutoTune.com. The teams SpeedWeek 2010 campaign was cut short by a couple of holes in the block courtesy of the number 2 con rod. As you can see here, this is one beautiful race car, and hopefully still ready to race, although I can't find any mention of it on the salt much after 2010.



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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 31st, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day features Matt Purnell driving 'BLACKOUT', his blown, big block, HJ Holden ute, at the Perth Motorplex's 2015 Burnout Blitz presented by Kwinana Performance.



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Monday, July 30, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 30th, 2018

Today, the Photo of the Day features Matt Gullotto in his VL Holden Commodore Super Sedan. This shot was taken a few years ago, at the Perth Motorplex's Holden vs Ford drags, held on ANZAC Day in 2015.



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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 29th, 2018

Hot on the heels of his win at Tropical Meltdown in Cairns last night, today's Photo of the Day is Benny Circle in KERMITD, lighting up the tyres at Springmount Raceway on the opening night of Northern Nats at Springmount Raceway. Benny's Tropical Meltdown win comes with a bonus as well, a ticket into Burnout Masters as Summernats 2019.



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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 28th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today is Chad Douglas in 2MENTAL, shot at the 2014 BadAss Burnouts at the Perth Motorplex. 2MENTAL is an insane twin turbo Holden Commodore, currently being rebuilt by Chad for the upcoming burnout season.



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Friday, July 27, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 27th, 2018

We're heading back to Bonneville SpeedWeek 2010 for today's Photo of the Day. This is the Dandy Tanaka FC RX7, owned by Toru Tokoyoda, a Japanese businessman living in Singapore at the time, and built by Dandy Tanaka, an accomplished Bonneville racer and member of the 200mph club. Dandy is credited by some sources for paving the way for Jun Auto's Koyama-san to take some of his companies legendary race cars to the Bonneville salt. Unfortunately, a couple of days after this photo was taken, the car was destroyed in a 240mph roll while being driven by Ray Shioi, who had taken over driving duties for the teams 2010 SpeedWeek campaign from Tokoyoda.



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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 26th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today is Townsville's Jamie Meier in his awesome HQ Holden 'TOY HQ' during the Saturday morning cruise session at Springmount Raceways Northern Nats' 2018.



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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 25th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is from the Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rod round of the Perth Motorplex' 2017/2018 season, and features Wayne and Lisa Keys' amazing Camaro Top Doorslammer. This car took out ANDRA's Best Engineered award at this years Westernationals and is a true credit to all involved in the build.



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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 24th, 2018

For the Photo of the Day today, I've gone back to 2012 and the December Nitro Funny Car meeting at the Perth Motorplex. This is Matt Treasure behind the wheel of Allan and Cheryl Greene's Chevy Monte Carlo bodied Greene Machine Nitro Funny Car.



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Monday, July 23, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 23rd, 2018

Andrew Searle is the subject of today's Photo of the Day, seen here at the 400 Thunder Nitro Slam event at Perth Motorplex in 2015. Here Andrew is seen performing a burnout in his Pro Slammer (essentially a Top Doorslammer running in IHRA competition) during the final round of Qualifying on Sunday morning. Sunday morning qualifying sessions are quite rare for Group 1 competitors at Perth Motorplex, and often provide an opportunity to shoot these cars under different lighting conditions than usual.



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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 22nd, 2018

Today's photo of the day is from Northern Nats 2018, held at Springmount Raceway over Queensland's May long weekend. This is Glyn Smith in his Pro Mod Pontiac, running in Outlaw 10.5 Radial trim. Glyn's car is running a 700 cubic inch all-atmo big block and took him to the finals at Northern Nats.



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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 21st, 2018

For the Photo of the Day today, I've chosen a shot of Paul Messineo driving the, Ford Mustang bodied, Dark Horse Nitro Funny Car at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car round at Perth Motorplex in December 2017.



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Friday, July 20, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 20th, 2018

For the Photo of the Day today, I've gone back to 2010 and a road trip through the south western corner of the United States of America. The town of Beatty, Nevada, is on the outskirts of Death Valley, and a great spot to base yourself if you want to explore the valley, including 'Scotty's Castle' (that's a story for another day). Death Valley is also popular with automotive manufacturers, who like to send teams of test drivers and engineers to test aerodynamic packages and check temperature calibrations in their ECU's here. Some of those crews like to relax after a long day with a refreshing drink at the Sourdough Saloon in Beatty, and have left behind one or two items of memorabilia, which now adorn the walls of the Saloon.



In the photo above, amongst other things, are a Porsche Motorsport shirt signed by the team developing the Porsche 997 GT3 in 2006 and part of a Bosch banner signed by members of the crew testing the PL72 platform that formed the basis of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne from 2010 to 2017.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 19th, 2018

The subject of today's Photo of the Day is Neil Scott, seen here in his Mazda 929 Super Sedan. This shot was taken at the Perth Motorplex's rained out Grand Finals at the end of the 2014/2015 season.



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 18th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a throwback to the SCTA's Bonneville Speedweek in 2010. This is the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Competition Coupe of Donnie Stringfellow II and Jim Kirk. During this run the car got out of shape at 270 miles an hour and was severely damaged. Jim was driving at the time and was taken to hospital for observation. I believe this car is still under reconstruction with the intention of returning it to racing at some stage.



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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 17th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Terry Newton of Camarillo in California, in his 1953 Studebaker, competing in A/GAS at the 2010 ANRA Summer Nationals held at Bakersfield's Famoso Raceway.



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Monday, July 16, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 16th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today is from the 2018 MacTrack Westernationals at the Perth Motorplex, and features John Zappia in the final of Pro Doorslammer.



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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 15th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a throwback to 2010 and this awesome 1930 Chrysler coupe out of Wrecked Metals in Idaho, seen here on the Bonneville salt at the SCTA's annual SpeedWeek event.



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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 14th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today is Rhiannon Allison, piloting the Felicity Dragwell Jet Dragster at the Perth Motorplex's Night of Fire event in December 2014.



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Friday, July 13, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 13th, 2018

Mildura's Darren Morgan is the subject of today's Photo of the Day, seen here in his AEG Power Tools Top Fuel Dragster. Darren is a four time Australian Top Fuel Champion, both with Lamattina Racing and also with his own team, Darren Morgan Racing.



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 12th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the Perth Motorplex's pre-season Test and Tune on the 12th of October, back in 2014, and features Shane Catalano in the 'Rude Stude' Studebaker Top Doorslammer.



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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 11th, 2018

For the Photo of the Day today, we have Aaron Edmondson in his VN SS Commodore, SLIPP3RY, as shot at the Perth Motorplex's Badass Burnouts in 2014.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 10th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is one of the hundreds of hot rods that descend upon the Wendover Nugget casino each night of SpeedWeek at the nearby Bonneville Salt Flats. Every night after the racing winds up, many of the spectators and entrants head back in to town for the night, and for many of them, that means hanging out in the carpark of the Nugget with a beer and a few mates.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 9th, 2018

Western Australia's Justen Brown hits the Springmount Raceway burnout pad in his VK Commodore WRECK IT at Northern Nats 2018 in today's Photo of the Day. Justen is well known for some of his other cars, including WONAGO and STRUGLIN and as the owner of FordHold Wreckers in Maddington.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 8th, 2018

The subject of today's Photo of the Day is WA's Mark Sheehan, launching his Sheehan Racing Ford Mustang Nitro Funny Car at the Perth Motorplex's 'Nitro and Fire' meeting on November 29th, 2013.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 7th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Shane Weston, in the Weston Racing Top Alcohol Dragster, competing in the Perth Motorplex's Top Comp class. This shot was taken at the Perth Motorplex's Night of Fire event in December 2013, as Shane warmed the tyres before his second qualifying pass of the night, during which he would record a time of 5.718 seconds at 245.23mph on this pass to top qualify for the meeting.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 6th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Craig Lowndes at Barbagallo Raceway in 2012. It seemed fitting, as Craig has today announced his retirement from V8 Supercars after a huge career that kicked off back in 1991 in a Formula Ford, and just three years later, a drive at the 1994 Sandown 500 with the Holden Racing Team. For a while there, it seemed like Craig would finish his career at HRT, at least until he shocked the motorsport world by signing with Gibson Motorsport, who also made a switch to run Ford Falcons in the Supercar Championship. Craig would drive Fords for a number of years, until Triple Eight Motorsport, who he was driving for at the time, switched to running Holden Commodores. Today's shot is Craig in one of those Triple Eight Commodores, sponsored by Vodafone at the time.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 5th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today is Simon Travaglini in the AllFast Torque Converters 'BA Baracus' BA Falcon Top Doorslammer, shot at the Pro Showdown event at Perth Motorplex in 2014.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 4th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is singer Ronnie Dunn leaving the start line at Bonneville Salt Flats at Speedweek in 2010. Ronnie is driving Jeff Brock's Bombshell Betty, a 1952 Buick Super Riviera that ran 141.821 mph on the salt in 2010, and later ran over 165 mph.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 3rd, 2018

Today's photo of the day is this mesmerising flame shot from Motorvation 28. Flame shots can be tricky to expose correctly, as they often blow out the highlights. However, in the middle of the day, in full sun, you can get some incredible detail out of them.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 2nd, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is the Yosemite Valley Floor, as seen from the Tunnel View lookout at the entrance to the Wawona Tunnel at Yosemite National Park, in California.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Photo of the Day - July 1st, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is from the RAAF's 'Anywhere, Anytime' airshow at Western Australia's RAAF Pearce in 2012. This is one of the RAAF's F/A-18F Super Hornets, A44-210, taking off at Pearce.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 30th, 2018

This Photo of the Day is the Wawona Hotel, in Yosemite National Park, California. The hotel, and a number of others in Yosemite, is currently the subject of a trademark dispute between the National Parks Service and the former operator of those hotels. As a result, the Wawona is currently known as the 'Big Trees Lodge' and it may take several years until there is some certainty over it's future name.

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