As the classic Ferrari were packed away at the recent Ferrari Racing Days, I spent some final quality time with them before the lights went off and the shutters came down.
Last weekend was, in a word, awesome. My three days at the Ferrari Racing Days in Suzuka would have been any man or young boy’s dream: drive from Tokyo to Mie Prefecture in a Ferrari and then spend the weekend shooting an event filled with the most wonderful automotive specimens. I even got to round-off the experience with two laps around the Japanese F1 circuit; driven in a Ferrari California by one of Ferrari Japan‘s pro drivers. Quality.
But the classics were really the highlight of the weekend for me. I grew up drooling over pictures of classic cars. To see some of the finest up-close and get to shoot my own pictures of them was a truly wonderful thing.
I’ll be posting my photo essay of the judging of the Concorso d’Eleganza [classic car competition] soon, once I get all the pictures boiled-down and a final selection made.
Most impressed with the iPhone 4S and the ‘Earlybird’ filter in it gives these shots a wonderful and fitting retro feel.
The Packing Away of the Classics: Ferrari Racing Days, Suzuka, Japan. March 18th 2012