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.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 29th, 2018

Today, the photo of the day is a shot from the 2015 Whalebone Classic, held at Isolators Reef, off Cottesloe in Western Australia. The 2018 Whalebone is just over a week away, and you can find all the info about it here.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 28th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is Ken Gillespie in the Western Flyer altered, from back in 2010 at the ANRA's Summer Nationals at Bakersfield's Famoso Dragway in California.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 27th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a light-painted throwback to 2008. This is an old bus shelter in the former residential suburb of Hope Valley, near the Perth Motorplex in Western Australia. In there were only a couple of houses left standing as the last residents held out against the move to turn their suburb into an industrial precinct. I took this photo on the way home from the annual Good Friday Burnout King at the Motorplex, using green and purple coloured gels to create the effect seen here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 26th. 2018

The Photo of the Day today is from the 2012 Trading Post Perth Challenge round of the V8 Supercar Championship, held at Wanneroo Raceway, north of Perth, Western Australia. This photo captures the moment HRT's Garth Tander and FPR's Will Davison ended up backwards at the start of the main straight, watching the entire field pass them by.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Photo of the Day - 25th June, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day comes from the 2013 Perth Motorplex 'Nitro and Fire' meeting. This is WA's Anthony Begley driving the Chemical Warfare Nitro Funny Car out of the Lockyer Valley in Queensland.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 24th, 2018

Today's photo of the day is a 2013 photo of Tegenungan Waterfall in the Gianyar Regency of Bali, Indonesia. I visited again in 2017, and was surprised at how much the area has changed from the sleepy little village land that it was only 4 years earlier.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 23rd, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is another old shot that I liked enough to print and hang for myself, at home. This is Santa Monica Pier, in Los Angeles, California. Shot handheld at dusk, this shot took a couple of goes to get just right, but I reckon the end result was worth it.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 22nd, 2018

The Photo of the Day today is a throwback to the SCTA's Bonneville Speedweek in 2010. Held in Utah, just outside of the twin towns of Wendover (Utah) and West Wendover (Nevada), Speedweek plays host to over 500 race cars and bikes and countless hot rods and cool cruisers. This is Dennis Varni's Speed Nymph streamliner, wearing race number 909.

Click on through the photo to see more shots from the Southern California Timing Associations Bonneville Speedweek 2010.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 21st, 2018

Another 'aircraft taking off' Photo of the Day today, this one is the Royal Australian Air Force's Boeing C-17A Globemaster, tail number A41-210, shot at the RAAF's 'Anywhere, Anytime' airshow at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia back in 2012.

As with all Photo of the Day posts, clicking on the image above will take you to the main High Octane Photos website, where you can see all the rest of the photos from this airshow.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 20th, 2018

The Photo of the Day for today was shot at the Perth International Airport Public Viewing Area back in 2012. In this shot we see one of QANTAS' 737-800's, VH-VXD "Tenterfield", a B737-838, lifting off. In the background is an OzJet 737-200 that has been parked up at Perth Airport for several years. Check out this link for more information on the fate of that jet.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 19th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is from Springmount Raceway's Northern Nats 2018. This is FRYLUX, smashing the tyres in Friday nights opening session of burnouts. Springmount Raceway is inland from Cairns, and as well as running a number of race meetings throughout the year, they also host Northern Nats once a year, showcasing the local racing action as well as hosting burnout entrants from around the country.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 18th, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day is a long time favourite of mine. This shot, from the 2010 ANRA Summer Nationals at Bakersfield's Famoso Dragway, is one of the few shots I've had printed and mounted for myself, and hangs in my office at home.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 17th, 2018

Today's photo is the Mooneyes Dragster. I was lucky enough to see this car at Mooneyes USA in 2010 and it's just winding up a tour of Australia at the moment. This photo was taken yesterday at the Claremont Showgrounds at the 2018 WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 16th, 2018

This photo is a throwback to the Southern California Timing Association's (SCTA) Bonneville Speed Week in 2010, and one of the hundreds of cool cars and hot rods that took to the salt as racers, support vehicles and spectators.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 15th, 2018

Today's photo of the day is Graeme and Wendy Cowin's Nitro Altered 'Psycho III', driven by Shane Olive at the Perth Motorplex's Aeroflow Nitro Hot Rods meeting in March 2018.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Photo of the Day - 14th June, 2018

Today's Photo of the Day post is a throwback to 2009. I was in California, visiting the San Francisco Bay area, and spotted this sign on Treasure Island, amongst other things, a former Naval training base. The "Genetic Reclamation Area" may not have been real, but wandering the streets of this semi-abandoned site, it certainly felt like it fitted. It also seemed only natural to position my old Cadillac belonged in the background of the shot as well.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 13th, 2018

March 4th, 2018. Australian Doorslammer driver Paul Mouhayet taking a breather before the first round of racing at the MacTrack Westernationals at Perth Motorplex, Paul would go on to with the meeting, defeating John Zappia in the final. Fast forward to the end of the season, just over 3 months later, and Paul defeats Zappia, the 11 time Australian champion, in the second round of eliminations at the season ending Winternationals at Willowbank to take the season title in one of the closest seasons we've seen for some time. Coming into the meeting, John held a 16 point lead over Paul, meaning that, barring any Low ET and Top Qualifier bonus points, Paul needed to win one more race than John to take the title. Lining up to face off in the second round of eliminations put each team in control of their own destiny, with the race being all tied up at the 1/8th mile before John drifted a bit too close to the wall and had to back off.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Photo of the Day - June 12th, 2018

Today's photo of the day is from Northern Nats 2018. This​ is Michael Farley​ in I TUF LC​ - shot on the Saturday afternoon.. Not only is this a pretty cool Torana, this shot shows off the awesome backdrop to the racing at Springmount Raceway​.

To see more of the photos from Northern Nats 2018, click through to the galleries on the site here.

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