2018 Pikes Peak Hillclimb

Automotive enthusiasts from around the world are familiar with the United States' second oldest motorsport event to the Indianapolis 500, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This race to the clouds has championed the bravest drivers and quickest land vehicles since 1916, and this year, the 96th annual hill climb welcomed a new king of the hill, Romain Dumas.

Fukushima Survivor: 1983 Nissan Skyline RS-X

The DR30 checks all the right boxes for any JDM car enthusiast: a turbocharged 4-cylinder, rear wheel drive, 5-speed manual, right hand drive, and only available in Japan. Compounding the desirability, this particular car is 1 of 400 Anniversary Editions ever made, commemorating Nissan's 50th Anniversary.

Golden Hour '71

The crisp December air is cold and thin, but the warm sunset glow paints a different picture. Seattle is often socked-in with clouds, so we have to take advantage of what little nice weather we do get. One of these rare days came upon us, and Daniel Piker didn't waste any time. His photo set perfectly captures the graceful lines of BMWs most iconic classics - a 1971 2002 and a 1971 2800CS.

SoCal Vintage BMW 2017

This year marked the 10th anniversary of SoCal Vintage BMW, one of the biggest and best BMW gatherings in the country, if not the world. Interestingly, it's one of the few events that BMW and the BMW Car Club don't sponsor or organize. It's these enthusiast roots that maintain the laid-back vibes and diversity of cars, from perfect original specimen to rat rods, and everything in between.

Beauty in Simplicity: 1976 BMW 2002 Restomod

A loud, slammed, fender-flared BMW 2002 is badass, don't get me wrong, but we've all seen it, and there is something to be said for a more understated build. Some cars warrant a second look, even if you can't put a finger on why exactly. This enigmatic beauty is no accident; it's the result of a refined vision, years of parts hunting, and most importantly, patience, without succumbing to the instant gratification of riveted-on fender flares, giant wheels, cutting springs, or a straight-piped exhaust. 

Inside the Paddock / 2017 Rolex Motorsports Reunion

My Rolex Motorsports Reunion experience started early on Sunday morning, at about 4AM. I made a last minute decision to head over to Laguna Seca and photograph the event. I’m always looking for an excuse to be behind the lens and see some beautiful vintage machines ripping around the racetrack, so this was a perfect opportunity.

2017 Pacific Northwest Historic Races

Shot entirely on film, this tasteful collection of photos perfectly captures the essence of vintage racing; while the technology may not be is as fast or precise as today's, both vintage cars and film have a character that cannot be engineered, paying homage to a simpler, analog time.

First Look at the LaCross Art Car

Seattle-native Matt LaCross has been creating continuous-line ink drawings more than twenty years. His masterpieces are composed from a single thought, with one consistent flow of ink and no preliminary sketches. Once the pen meets paper, it's not lifted until the piece is complete.

Shop Feature: Racecraft

The first time I went to Racecraft I drove right by it. Actually, I drove by it three times. The building has no flashy signage or exotic cars to garner attention. Only a casually parked BMW M3 indicated that maybe this was the place I was looking for. The shop maintains a low profile, but once you are inside you understand exactly why.

Parking Lot Gems: 1966 Porsche 911

One of the best-kept secrets of car events is the regular parking lot. While concours always have "so clean you could eat off the underside" cars, enthusiastic attendees often bring something special as well, only to get relinquished to the back lot.