There’s a certain kind of expectation when you hype up an annual show who’s tag line is “New World, New Technology, More Choices,” especially when it’s an auto show. That kind of tag line is rife and teasing with the idea of concept cars, never before seen features, and wanting to be wowed. The last sentence should’ve been a dead giveaway that this was just going to be one giant Beige show.
Seriously, other than the few Ferraris, a nice Porsche or two, and some nice customer-owned vehicles, there was absolutely nothing impressive about this year’s Seattle Auto Show. You could’ve simply gone down to your local auto mall and seen the exact same thing that was displayed at the show – the current and upcoming models. There wasn’t even one single concept car on display. This thing should’ve been called the Seattle Dealers Trying to Sell You Cars Parade – it would’ve been more appropriate.
Poor form, Seattle. Poor form.
With that, here’s some beauty shots of the few pretty cars that were there… and JayT being emo at the car show. Find more photos here.
It seems like ever since I revamped the site earlier this year, all I’ve been doing is motorcycle photography. The majority of my posts have been updates on 2Fast and race reports, with the occasional tangent into other things. Hopefully, with track season over, that’ll change a bit, and I’ll get to flex my muscles in areas other than track photography. Or other than photography altogether.
I do need to get my design portfolio up and on display, since it’s been out of commission for a while, so expect some more illustrations and layout to start showing up here.
How about some mushrooms for the time being?
Or Vegas shots?
Hmm. I’m already liking this change of pace.
Trophies, contest, and FREE FOOD. Need I say more? Find out the specs here.
2Fast managed to pick up the last track day before the OMRRA weekend, and despite the minimal attendance and the fear of rain, the sun came out and gave us some of the nicest riding weather all year.
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It didn’t start out that way, though. 2Fast picked up the track day before OMRRA‘s final round (Oct 23-24) and, despite the murmurs and forecasts of rain, we didn’t see a single drop all day. The wetness stayed at bay, even with the foreboding cumulonimbus clouds, and we may have even seen temps up in the 70′s. It was a great way to end the track day season. According to team mate Tim (#910), I even got into 1:18′s, which exceeded my goal of breaking 20′s at PIR for next track outing there.
The race weekend, unfortunately, was an all too different story. Stepping out of the hotel, groggy-eyed and slightly hungover, we were greeted with rain, puddles, and chilly winds. Thankfully, I still had Johnny’s (#933) set of rains, and swapping to them was the first thing I went about doing after registering and passing tech. I only missed a few minutes of the first practice session, and with OMRRA’s schedule being gratuitous, two more were to be enjoyed before the Novice race in the afternoon.
Having never really raced in the rain, that first practice didn’t go too bad at all, and I was surprised to see my time get down to 36′s. Especially when I wasn’t even expecting to break 2 minutes on a wet track. The whole time I was focused on being smooth and not being choppy. It kept me up for the whole first session, and everything seemed to be going great. I guess it got into my head during the second session, because three laps into it, I somehow lost the rear mid corner in turn 1. I slid for a good fifty yards, at least, popped back up and was immediately trying to figure out what exactly happened.
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