Event Coverage: Baltimore Grand Prix 2012 as told in pictures.

Last year, I attended the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix in Baltimore, MD. It was my first time visiting Maryland, and one year later, here I am on the East coast. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend this year’s event in Downtown Baltimore, but I did get the chance to recruit a good friend and fellow blogger/photographer, Christopher Drinkuth of Primo-Lifestyle, a blog dedicated to things going on around Virginia and primarily focuses on the Euro tuning world. Thankfully, Chris isn’t such a bad shot, and the following photos are all Chris.

I don’t like making blog entries on an event I was not present at, so instead, we’ll let Chris’ photos do the storytelling.

The Flying Lizard 911 escapes the others

This race queen was packing the heat

Racing Porsches are quite beautiful

When you see it...

You'd make the same face too if you were him.

The new SRT Viper awaits orders like a good soldier

Not all domestic cars are built equally.

There were plenty of car clubs in attendance

Ass, ass, ass, ass, ass ass is ass ass ass

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Friendly Reminder! Baltimore Grand Prix is this weekend!

It’s that time of year again!
If you’re in the Maryland area, be sure to check out the Baltimore Grand Prix featuring my favorite American race series, the American Le Mans Series! If you want to check out my coverage of last year’s event, CLICK HERE!

My favorite shot from last year's BGP

Hungry?

Cover your ears!

Christopher Drinkuth of Primo Lifestyle will be guest shooting in my place, so if you see his ginger ass, say hello to him!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Cherry Blossoms in Maryland.

I was driving home one late afternoon, and as I was pulling up to my house, I noticed the trees looked much different. I parked. I got out, and stared at these fluffy white, pink and yellow trees. What were once just a bunch of sad looking twigs that were lined up along the Inner Harbor in Baltimore were now fully bloomed Cherry Blossoms that adorned the streets and brought so much more color.

I decided to run inside my place, grab my camera and take a few photos of these trees. I parked the daily along the street where I take Takata for walks along the Harbor.

Baltimore, MD

I think this week or next I’m taking Takata and maybe Turbo to the centennial Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. If you’re in the DC/MD/VA area, you should definitely check it out!

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012-centennial/

I’m starting to really like Maryland.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Random Snap: Downtown Baltimore.

I don’t really ever take pictures of any of my cars, but I snapped this pic two nights ago as I was wandering around aimlessly in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor where I currently live. I then let fellow protographer Khiem Pham make a quick edit, and this is the result.

Yes, I know. I drive a hairdresser’s car, but it gets great gas mileage!
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Max Res Mondays: Open Wheel Blur.

Taken from the Baltimore Grand Prix, this open wheel racer zoomed past me at a crazy amount of speed, and armed with just my Nikon D700 and an 80-200mm 2.8 Nikon lens, I tried my best to capture the amount of velocity that was in my viewfinder for .003 seconds.

Hyperspeed

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Event Coverage: The Baltimore Grand Prix.

Disclaimer-
Here at Mayday Garage, we’ve recently made a commitment to provide event coverage through our eyes and camera lenses as only we can. With that being said, we are going to try our hand at covering real deal race events in order to broaden your horizons. We’ve been asked multiple times to cover events Mayday style and we’re gonna give it a solid effort to bring you each event through our perspective. Keep in mind, as much as we love all forms of motorsports, we are still a blog, and not a news feed, so don’t expect play-by-play coverage of the events we attend, there are plenty of great sites online you can find that information, we are merely giving our readers an idea of what it’s like to be at one of these events.

Fence? What fence?

I hate airports.
Traffic usually blows to and from airports and Houston is no different. William P. Hobby Airport is my least favorite airport to go to, but it’s pretty close to where I live and since I snagged some pretty cheap tickets online to Baltimore, I couldn’t really complain. Aside from the shady characters, dreary atmosphere and unusual smells, it wasn’t too busy that Saturday evening when I set sail for the great state of Maryland. I’ve never been to Maryland despite being born in Pennsylvania, but from what I gather online, it seemed pretty legit, plus I had a contact waiting for me in Maryland, so I wasn’t S.O.L.

Doc Brown would have to have climbed a bigger ladder.


ponders...


Green with envy!



2002, how I love you.


The Inner Harbor provided an scenic backdrop to the race action


He'll never learn to appreciate the sounds with those on!


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