The 24 Hours of Daytona has long been regarded as one of the most challenging races in the world. Titled the Rolex 24 for the past 23 years, it stands as a leg in the Triple Crown of endurance racing, followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together, these races push cars, and teams to their absolute limits of durability and sanity. Andrew and I flew to Florida join in; to push ourselves to the limit in capturing our first-ever 24-hour race.
As photographers, Andrew and I discuss others’ work at great length. We enjoy the work of those who inspire us; who push us further as photographers. There are more than we can count, each of us with our own preferences towards style, color, composition, editing work, and others; however, there’s one name we both agree on each and every time. The work of Jonathan Szczupak leaves us with a burning drive to take a new look at the way we shoot.
On Monday morning, I pulled the trigger, and listed my Model A for sale on eBay. It wasn’t something I had expected to do so soon after completion – it hasn’t even been year. It was a long-term project that took a serious amount of effort, and it seemed like the hot rod would be around for some time. I had further ideas in my head about what to do next, what to change, and what to improve. But instead, she’s for sale, but I think it’s for a good reason.
Photography by Curtis Pogue
The “Pickup Truck” is as American as baseball and the cheese burger. It is as American as our flag itself. KC’s personal example shows what truly came of the American Pickup once it reached its prime. From the subtleties to the obvious, his 1934 Dodge 1-Ton Pickup is definitively true to its origins.
The pickup truck was born in 1925 with the introduction of Henry Ford’s “Model T Runabout with a Pickup Body.
Almost all of North America is bundled up inside, waiting for the “polar vortex” to subside, the newfound layer of permafrost to dissipate, and the 2014 ice age to end. On the other hand, us Southern Californians are enjoying breezy days with highs in the mid-80s. The sun is shining, the shop doors are wide open at the S|W HQ, and life’s good. For everyone else, however, the long wait is on as the winter season does its best to kill off automotive enthusiasm entirely.