Picking your most-liked anything is often hard. Especially when you’ve had a hand in its creation. But lists are there to be made, and the end of the year is traditionally the time to make them. So, without further ado, I present my favourite photos of 2013.
Boettcher versus Aasbo. Two of the best-looking drift cars in the world went head-to-head to decide the final podium spot at Formula Drift Asia. Home court advantage won out, but either way, it was an epic battle. Proved the advantage of HID lights, too. Just look at them!
Light it up. Skyline tail lights are among the most iconic in the business, and the R32s among the most iconic of all.
Red riding hood (scoop). Brembo front brakes aside, this looks like a pretty standard streeter. It isn’t. It really isn’t.
Enforcement. Old Rusty has spent a good part of his career making sure people were (ahem) aware of his presence, but at Sandown this year, it was Lowndsey doing all the enforcing. Moments like this are what make V8 Supercars for me.
The calm before… Will Davison did look a little nervous prior to firing up this iconic 936, but once out on track he handled it with aplomb. Especially impressive given it still had Le Mans gearing!
Sunset sliders. This, this is why we need more dusk events.
Gotta catch ’em all. Every so often, the planets align in your favour. Countless classic bikes unseen by any other media representative… Naturally photogenic arrangement… Unbelievably soft light, diffused by faded plastic roofing. As a photographer, you couldn’t ask for more.
The mightiest mouse. It wooshes, it screams, it makes Evos tremble. The ultimate counterpoint to anyone who says FWD isn’t fast.
Icon². An iconic V8 touring car. An iconic track. And it’s lifting a wheel. What more could a dedicated petrolhead want?
Doing work. If you ever doubt the dedication of the racer, just look at this.
Blue velvet. Will Davison (again) was lucky to finish at Sandown after his transaxle left all its oil on the back of the car. The result, though, was a beautiful shimmering effect on the back of his FG that helped produce what was easily my favourite shot of the year.
OK, that’s my pick. What would you have chosen? Let me know in the comments.