Archive for the ‘ Motor sports ’ Category

Tyler McQuarrie’s Falken Tire Nissan 350Z

browsing through some old photos i took for falken last year, i found this photo of Tyler McQuarrie drifting the Falken Tire Nissan 350Z convert. at the 2009 formula d – atlanta event.  don’t know why but this is probably one of my favorite shots of his car.

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Corkscrew

i went up to the famous laguna seca raceway last year to cover the american le mans race for falken tire.  this particular photo stood out to me…this is right before the notorious corkscrew.

ALMS 2009 – Falken Tire Porsche RSR

As promised, here are some pictures of the Falken Tire Porsche RSR in action at the Long Beach Grand Prix this past April.  The Porsche runs in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans…it had a great start in Long Beach with a chance of getting on podium but due to some mechanical issues, the car had to retire early.  The next race will be in Altanta for the Petit Le Mans, 10 hours of racing!!!!

Here are some photos from the Long Beach race.

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And the always lovely Falken models, Eri Moriyama and MJ Castillo.

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Teammate Rivalry!

I took this photo during a Formula Drift event in Atlanta and while I was going through the images, I found this.  Right away, it looked like these two were going to go at it.  On the left, that’s Daijiro Yoshihara, one of Falken’s drift car drivers.  On the right, that’s Tyler McQuarrie, another Falken drift car driver.  Although good friends, I thought I’d see if I can stir up a little teammate rivalry!!

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Magazine Print Ads

Wow…it’s been forever since my last post!!  I’ve been super busy and haven’t had a chance to post anything until now…but even now, I can only post a few things.  Some of you may know, although I do freelance work on the side, I do have a full time job with Falken Tire as their full time photographer.  A good portion of my job is to shoot various cars (street or track, hence all the car photos from my previous blogs) for ads, web, collateral, etc.  Below are some samples of our 2009 magazine print ads.  All the ads are submitted into various car magazines like Super Street, Motor Trend, Car & Driver, and Racer Magazine.  So here’s a snap shot of how some of my photos are used.

Motor Trend 2009 - BMW 6 Series

Automobile - ALMS Porsche LB1

European Car - ALMS Porsche LB2

Super Street - Drift 350Z ATL1

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http://www.formulad.com

http://www.americanlemans.com

out in buttonwillow, ca

the other day, i was out in buttonwillow, ca for work to photograph our new alms porsche as well as 5zigen’s time attack acura tsx (honda euro r for you jdm nuts) for some upcoming ads and collateral.  tsuyoshi-san of 5zigen gracially drove up from gardena, ca to buttonwillow for literally a 2.5 hour photo shoot (he probably spent more time driving than the actual shoot time) so many thanks to him for doing that for us.

below are a couple of behind the scene shots of me taking pictures of the 5zigen car taken by tsuyoshi-san.  i just wanted to share these images with everyone cause it’s actual PROOF that i actually work!! hahaha

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below is a shot of the porsche before the shoot…only about a little over a month left until she debuts at the long beach grand prix!!

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and another behind the scenes shot with kevin jones trying to model while skylar video tapes him in action! haha

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i’ll have images from the photo shoot up later this month.

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www.5zigenusa.com

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ALMS 2008 – Falken / BSR Ford GT

with the 2008 american le mans season long gone, falken is preparring for the upcoming 2009 season.  as our team prepares for an exciting new season with our brand new porsche rsr gt2 class race car, i took the time to remember last year’s season with some photos from various alms events.

in 2008, falken teamed up with black swan racing and their ford gt gt2 class race car.  although we were only the tire sponsor, there was an agreement that the car would be in full falken tire motorsports livery with the traditional teal and blue scallop theme.  the car stood out from the rest of the cars in the field and attracted a lot of new attention.  for one, no one really knew who falken was and second, the ford gt was new to the american le mans series with only one other ford racing in the series.  below are some images of the car…it was a pretty bad ass car.

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below is a shot i took in las vegas of our new porsche rsr car.  although this is not the same car we’ll be using for the 2009 season, it’s practically the same car so i thought i’d give you guys a sneak preview of what it looks like, if you haven’t seen it already.  i’ll have some new photos of the new car posted soon.

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