Behind the Fence – Capturing the World of Motorsports Page Three
We were also treated to several guest speakers that weekend. John Lamm of Road & Track spoke of his experiences and what to expect as a professional. Allan Rosenberg spoke on the art of editing and post production. Pam Shatraw from Victory Lane spoke to us about working with publications and how to get into the business.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to cover several events on the HMSA 2013 calendar. HMSA is a terrific historic motorsport organization and one that forms a unique and exciting pairing with f8 and their motorsport workshops. The caliber of their vehicle and driver entries, the events, venues and personnel, is the model of what a vintage racing series should be. Kudos to Cris Vandagriff, Llew Kinst and their entire team for a great vintage sports car series!
The HMSA events I attended included the Legends of Motorsports at Laguna Seca in June, Le Sommet des Légendes at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, Canada in July (I had been awarded accommodations to this event from the images I submitted for the March workshop – Thanks Cris, Llew, Dennis and Jeffrey), where we had the privilege of having dinner one evening with road racing legend, George Follmer! I also covered the Coronado Speed Festival, culminating in having my images from this event being published as a featured article in Sports Car Digest!
The 2014 HMSA schedule is gearing up to be one of their best seasons to date, starting with the Spring Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, March 22-23, LSR Invitational, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, April 16, LSR Invitational, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, June 3-4, 38th annual Portland Historic Races, featuring Datsun, July 11-13, Sommet des Légendes, Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, featuring Ferrari, July 11-13, 17th annual Coronado Speed Festival, September 19-21 and culmination in the newly announced – the Classic 24 at Daytona, a HSR event that is being co-promoted with HMSA, November 12-16, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. So far, f8 has announced that they will be conducting a workshop for the Spring Club Event in March 2014 with additional workshop dates to be announced soon.