Foggy Mornings of Not-So-Hyperfest

Foggy Mornings of Not-So-Hyperfest

After weekend after weekend of staying home being quarantined, I was excited to make my way down south to Virginia International Raceway for NASA Mid Atlantic’s (officially renamed) Not-So-HyperFest. While it kinda felt like a cheat weekend, restrictions were put in place to keep everyone safe from viral spread. I was mildly concerned about how closely people would follow these orders, but overall I was impressed with how the procedures were followed.

Since the race weekend was taking place, many workers were needed in order to ensure that the event was held safely. That’s where I came in, since my job was to verify that cars were prepared to proceed onto the race track. I worked entirely during the period that cars were on track, which gave me little time to take breaks to practice my photography. With this in mind, I decided to take advantage of the foggy atmosphere that greeted us every morning.

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An Introduction to H2Oi

An Introduction to H2Oi

Allow me to introduce you to H2Oi.

There’s an annual organized car meet that takes place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the last weekend of September. It’s not huge, but every year hundreds of German car enthusiasts (mostly fans of the VWAG marque) gather to appreciate each other’s cars. This event is officially called H2Oi.

There’s also an unofficial event that meets some odd 100 miles down the coast in Ocean City, Maryland, where the official meet used to be. It’s several times larger than the official event, so much so that if someone says “I’m going to H2Oi”, you assume without doubt they’re headed for Ocean City.

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Special Feature: Honeymooning in Saint Lucia - The Enormous Picture Journal

Special Feature: Honeymooning in Saint Lucia - The Enormous Picture Journal

Immediately following our marriage, Ruby and I travelled to the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. While Ruby knew we were going on a honeymoon, she (along with everybody else) was never told of where we were going.

A little disclaimer - this post is very long and detailed, as it’s a journal published in its nearly raw form. This post mostly exists for ourselves, our family, and those who are planning a trip to Saint Lucia. All notes were taken on my phone in StandardNotes when we had down time. I opted not to bring my bulky semi-valuable camera, because sometimes I find myself more focused on photography than what I’m shooting, so all photography in this post comes from a Samsung Galaxy S8. Let’s begin at Day 1.

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Special Feature: Ruby and I Got Married!

Special Feature: Ruby and I Got Married!

All photography featured in this post is the excellent work of Michelle Joy Photography.

I am delighted to be writing about something of far greater importance than my usual bit about cars. While I’m obviously a gearhead and all, there are so many things in my life that take precedence over g-forces and octane; I’m just garbage at capturing those things with a camera, and frankly, I find photographing people to be quite uncomfortable. Thankfully, our wedding photographer is truly gifted with a camera and managing people, so I will proudly share these photos!

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First Cars and Coffee of the Decade

First Cars and Coffee of the Decade

It should be no surprise to anyone that this website, like 80% of the blogs on the internet, has a backlog of content that has yet to be posted. 2019 was the best year of my life to date, but that also came with hectic third and fourth quarters that left little to no time to sit down and publish an article (which is what happens when you buy a house and get married). The new decade has welcomed me with the return of a routine. This places me back to Cars and Coffee in Richmond, Virginia.

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