A couple of weeks ago, I headed down south to Laguna Seca Raceway to photograph some of the Porsche Cup practice that was happening that Friday. Part of my Motorsport team from Performance Technic was at the track for the whole weekend with a Spec E46, so I wasn't without company.
I didn't go to Laguna with any sort of goal in my mind; it was more of a "for fun" trip. Sometimes I forget that not everything has to be monumentally important to be worthy of photographing. I'm so used to having a checklist of things to get done in an hour's worth of shooting. Things are usually a bit faster paced. There's a kind of relaxation that I get when I take my time and shoot without an agenda. I always find myself fascinated with the buzz of the paddocks, and it's exciting in general to see all of the teams interacting with each other and with their cars.
The paddocks weren't the busiest since it was early on practice day, but there was plenty to look at. It was around 10:30AM, and many of the cars were already on track by the time I arrived. The majority of the cars in the paddocks were for SP911. New cars are great, but old cars are better. The solo Porsche under the canopy shown above was at rest with no one in sight, so I just took some photos in passing. As I walked farther down the aisle, however...
This whole pack of P-Cars was sitting between a couple of trailers. The blue RSR on Forgelines was probably my favorite one there, but I also can't help but love the off white + green stripe livery of #29. A few more details of the RSR...
I continued my walk as cars started exiting the track and rolling in for their in-between check ups. There was a handful of racers coming in for fuel, while everyone else headed back to their paddock stalls. I couldn't help but take a few too many photos of the Clubsports that were running around.
From here on, I've just added photos of the variety of cars I saw while walking around. The Spec Miata and Spec E30 classes were practicing that day as well, but I figured I would keep this blog mostly Porsche related.
There was no shortage of Porsche goodness that day. I tend to gravitate toward the vintage cars, as I mentioned earlier, so I was happy to see so many of them out there. Unfortunately, it's hard to get a word in with anyone actually working on a team since the schedule is so busy. Regardless, it's fun to watch and just take photos.