Slide shows

These are some slide shows from the past month that I found.  I love looking at pictures of cars, taking the time to notice the little details you can’t always see in a quick glance.  These slide shows feature some of the coolest cars from the past and present.

Porsche Museum Warehouse

According to the accompanying article, this warehouse holds hundreds of vintage Porsches that are not currently being displayed in public.  Michael Harley, West Coast editor for Autoblog, was invited to visit the museum’s warehouse in Stuttgart Germany.  Harley said he took the time to photograph the cars in natural light, adjusting the aperture and ISO so he didn’t have to use flash.

This visit was a rare opportunity for a journalist to go through and photograph and tell the story behind these vintage cars and their importance in Porsche’s heritage.

There are all types of cars stored in this warehouse, from vintage race cars to prototypes that never made it to market.  Porsche is one of the most respected names in the automotive business, and this warehouse shows how far the company has come from the days of building tanks in World War II.

What do you think is the most interesting car in the warehouse?

2014 Detroit Auto Show

The photos in this slide show were taken by Dan Neil of The Wall Street Journal.  The Detroit Auto Show last month featured some interesting debuts and concepts.  I gave my thoughts on a handful of cars in a previous post.

Neil’s photos show some cars I didn’t write about, such as the Kia Stinger GT4 concept.  He also gives his thoughts on the cars in the captions.

As a journalist, it’s important to keep up with current events in whatever field you focus on, in this case automotive news.  I hope one day to be able to go to auto shows myself to take pictures and report on the cars in person.

2014 Jerez Formula 1 Testing

Jamey Price shot these photos for the Road & Track website.  Testing for the 2014 Formula 1 season began last week at Circuito de Jerez in Spain, and price was there to take photos of all the new cars, save the new Lotus which isn’t scheduled to debut until the second test.

The 2014 regulations are a major overhaul for car design.  New safety regulations require the nose of the car to meet certain height and width standards.  The new turbo-V6 require the teams to design the car differently.

Price was able to shoot photos of all the different cars.  You can compare and contrast the different designs, most notably the noses of all the cars.  Being on site to photograph testing allowed price to photograph the cars at different angles and speeds.  It’s always interesting to see how each of the teams use the same set of regulations in different ways.

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