What better way to top off Thanksgiving weekend than by heading to the races? Friday and Saturday the Southern California Speed Boat Club held their 62nd annual Thanksgiving Regatta in Parker AZ. The Blue Water Resort and Casino hosted the event on their beach which is perfect venue for racing.
Beach Pits and spectators lined the course on the Arizona side of the river.
There was nonstop
Updated 12-02-2008 at 05:27 PM by Todd Taylor
Were here in Key West for the World Finals, so far it's been pretty cool. Yesterday Vicki and I hung out with Reggie Fountain on top of the SBI Rigs viewing platform. The SBI Rig was definitely the best spot to watch the races from and to be able to stand next to Reggie while he called the shots for the Cat Killer was awesome. Here are a few pictures from Race day 1.
The Boats heading to the start
The banners are all gone, the teams have all made it home and are either preparing for the last race of 2009 in KW, or have begun the tedious task of de-rigging, and re-rigging their boats for the 2009 season. The lake of the Ozarks OSS Championship, had all a championship should have, drama, great food , great site, and most of all great racing. The OSS racers didnt let the crowds down.
Updated 10-09-2008 at 06:45 PM by Pete454
In Part 1 we covered the big dogs, in part two I will cover the dogs that bite, AKA as Super Vee Light! Super Vee light is comprised of 9 teams in boats ranging in size from 27 ft up to 30, Single Mercury Racing 525 with Bravo Style drive, They start in two by two rows winner of the last race moves to the last row, last place to the front row! The competition is fierce, yet like a family in the dry pit area. Always willing to help one another out.
Although I have never been to the famed Shoot-out, I did attend last year's National Championship. This year's race will have even more to offer as the "Horny Toad" entertainment complex is complete. Also complete are a couple new Race boat's that will increase the wow factor. First will be the New JBS Extreme turbine, which will square off with the 44 MTI GEICO. The JBS Crew of Jeff Stevenson (Driver) and Joey Skrocki (throttles) will control their new 50Ft Mystic, with 2 T-53 turbines
Updated 09-21-2008 at 06:47 PM by Pete454
Some girls make a lasting impression on you not just because of how they look, but how they behave outside of the photo world. Take Celeste Trinh, who talks to me candidly about her family and romantic life. Or Brandy Dahl, a voluptuous model who told me repeatedly that I resembled Newman from the Seinfeld TV show.
Raquel Borges was not one of those kind of girls.
The fact is, I never really
Updated 09-25-2008 at 10:28 AM by BrettDawg
Of all the models I've ever worked with, Ute Werner might be viewed as the most "classically beautiful," a blond stunner in the Christie Brinkley mold.
Looking at some images from her portfolio, I'm sure you'll see why I considered myself lucky to have found her and negotiated a deal to photograph her:
We met in May of 2005 at Lake Elsinore, where I had her model on a few boats in
Updated 09-11-2008 at 10:26 AM by BrettDawg
First-time models present a unique challenge for a photographer. Lacking experience and a set stock of rehearsed poses, these girls are often nervous and uncomfortable, and it's my job to guide them and make them feel at ease. I've shot a fair number of novice models, and the shoots have ranged from delightful to disastrous.
Jackie Couldert was one of the many first-timers I've shot on the water. Although she wasn't a seasoned veteran, she was extremely flexible and took direction
July 20: I have met Dean Loucks several times. The wild blond hair, red Puma Ferrari
tennis shoes and hip sunglasses help to give him an undeniable rock-star flair. Dean had
suggested he fly us in his customized Engstrom helicopter from the East Chicago
Marina to his shop, The Art of Design (TAOD), located in Elkhart, Indiana (about 90
miles by air). Dean worked as the pilot the previous day at the Chicago Poker Run,
and Sunday was the only day he could give us the
Updated 08-29-2008 at 06:49 PM by King Creole
I just got back from the Lake of the Ozarks from the 20th anniversary Shootout. The Shootout was preceded by a Poker Run put on by Darrel Holcomb and the crew from PowerBoatParty.com.
There were an estimated 80 boats playing In the Poker Run that stopped at all of the usual LOTO hangouts. We started at host venue Coconuts Bar and Grill
Darrel got me into the PowerboatParty.com helicopter,
July 19: Unfortunately, this appeared to be a particularly bad day for the Chicago
Poker Run, as the dark storm clouds made good on their promise to unload an
ominous payload. The kids waited in the hotel lobby, even though I was sure
there would be no poker run today.
We drove to East Chicago Marina. Upon entering, we could see puddles of
water forming on the boats
Updated 08-23-2008 at 02:15 PM by King Creole