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The Freaks Come Out at Night! Field Testing the Nikon D4.

When a new camera is announced I tend to get very exciting and jump around making grunting noises and pointing wildly. Once that settles down a bit I pour over the demo shots put out by the manufacturer, particularly those shot at high ISO for a taste of what it is in store. The demo shots invariably always look very pretty and clean and often not all that applicable to the real world.

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MacCachren and McMillin Are Maestros of the CoC

Stardate 11109.10.  I have beamed down to a strange yet familiar planet that appears to be inhabited and led by an odd race of creatures that thrive on speed and dirt.  It is similar to Planet SF.250, the inhabitants consume massive amounts of silt, tacos, beer and whoops but there are far fewer people  and [...]

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I am not a Dangercam Damn It!

After a short break from off road racing the 2010 season opened with the BITD Parker 425 on February 4 in Parker, AZ.  Technically the season starts with Laughlin but dwindling entries and a weak course means I don’t really count it.   I often have close calls with race cars, in fact if I don’t [...]

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Races, Faces and Places – Durkalicious 2009 Part II

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Giving Back with Banning Motorsports

I recently received a call from Andy the Crew Chief over at Banning Motorsports about a project they were working on. Banning along with the help of many other sponsors was building a new Dual Sport buggy to be raffled off by the American Sand Association (ASA) to raise money. The car will tour the [...]

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Prudent Posturing in Primm does not Pay Off

It is Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:30 PM, raceday for the SCORE Terrible’s 300.  Trophy Truck driver Robbie Pierce has just gone wheels up and I am getting jacked by a BLM Ranger again. This adventure starts two days earlier with a drive to Las Vegas.  The Primm area is rapidly being shut down to [...]

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Shooting Baja – On a 3 hour tour……A 3 hour tour.

It is 4:38PM, Saturday, June 6, 2009 – raceday for the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  I am sitting in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Erindira in Baja California, Mexico in a 15 foot panga, which is a Mexican fishing boat.  The boat is heading south along the coast in 3-4 foot waves and [...]

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