2010 HMSA Champion’s Grand Prix at Thunderhill

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.21, 2010, under HMSA, SmugMug, Thunderhill, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2010 Champion’s Grand Prix event at Thunderhill on Mar 13-14, 2010

This was HMSA’s opening event for 2010.  The weather was beautiful at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, CA.  Blue skies, green grass, snow on the mountain tops and loads of fast, gorgeous vintage race cars!  What more could you ask for?

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2010 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association

by Bob Pengraph on Mar.19, 2010, under Auto Club Speedway, California Speedway, Champ Car, Cooliris, Historic Indy Cars, IndyCar, SmugMug, Vintage Racing

Bob Pengraph’s gallery of images from the 2010 Historic Champ/Indy Car Association event held at Auto Club Speedway on Mar 5-7, 2010

The HCICA Historic Champ/Indy Cars Were On The Big Two-Mile Oval Each Day Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 5,6,7. Two thirty-minute on-track sessions, at reasonable speed, no pace cars were scheduled each day. They all took place except for a rained out Saturday afternoon session. The Open Wheel Cars included Indy Roadsters of the 1950s and early 1960s, mid-engined Indy Cars of the 1970s and 1980s, and some Pre-World War Two Indy Cars. By invitation there were Sprint Cars requiring push starts in a trial for consideration in two separate grids for future HCICA features. The event was organized by Victory Lane Motorsports Marketing for the Historic Champ/Indy Car Association, Dan Davis Chairman, Pam Shatraw Events Manager, phone 650-321-1411 (CA).

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Browse our SmugMug galleries with Cooliris!

by Walt Ottenad on Oct.14, 2009, under Cooliris, SmugMug

full_screen_smugmug_smallIn our constant quest to make Northwest Speedshots one of the coolest motorsports photography and video destinations on the internet, we’ve added one of the coolest features yet! You can now not only view all of our galleries with the Cooliris browser plugin, but you can also browse  and purchase the high resolution SmugMug images directly from our galleries.  Cooliris allows you to view thousands of images on a continuous “wall” that stretches seemingly into infinity( top image at left), and allows you to “fly” from one end of the gallery to the other in seconds.

The links to the SmugMug galleries will always be located below the mainfull_screen_smugmug_slideshow_small image “wall”. Once you’ve opened the high resolution SmugMug galleries in a new Cooliris window, you can then do many more things: view each image in a MUCH larger format (at right) than is possible in our flash-based Cooliris galleries, or start a slideshow of all images in the gallery. If you maximize your browser window and view in “full screen mode” (hit F11 in Internet Explorer), the effect is stunning!

smugmug_links_small If you see an image you’d like to purchase, click the image to bring up the larger view, then click the “Go to webpage” link (at left) in the bottom right corner to go to that image in SmugMug where you can choose your options and purchase that image. It really couldn’t be any easier! We will generally post a “Best of” gallery featuring what we consider to be the best images of the event, and a “Rest of” gallery containing the remainder.  Feel free to browse and order from either gallery.  Due to licensing restrictions, some event images will not be available for purchase, but still look incredible in the Cooliris browser, so we added them for your enjoyment.  Thanks again for visiting Northwest Speedshots and spread the word – we love what we do and want to share it with the world!

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