Supplemental Cooling Method – Manfred Winkelhock – Dallas GP 1984

Supplemental Cooling Method – Alfa Romeo – Dallas GP 1984

Cooling Track Repairs With Ice – Dallas GP 1984

dallas.track.ice84.signThe 1984 Dallas Grand Prix was run on a temporary circuit in the Texas State Fairgrounds. In the blistering 100℉ heat the track surface began deteriorating as the powerful F1 Turbo cars began practice.  Ice was added to cool down and speed up the curing of the provisional repairs.

Brabham BT53 In The Corner – Dallas GP 1984

On The Podium – Keke Rosberg Sprays Champagne – Dallas GP 1984

rosberg.podium.champagne.dal84signThis past December 15, I received the 2015 Bob D’Olivio Award For Photography at the Motor Press Guild Ceremony held at the newly redesigned Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.  It was for my article “24+30,” published in the December 2014 issue of PCA Porsche Panorama Magazine and the subject of my February 3rd post here on Poetics of Speed.  This is a wonderful honor and I deeply appreciate the recognition.

The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America. This exclusive, non-profit organization is dedicated to upholding the highest ideals in automotive journalism and promoting education and information exchange within the motoring press. For more information, please visit”

My thanks go to Pete Stout, editor, and all the staff at Porsche Panorama for publishing my article and for the MPG nomination.   An additional acknowledgement goes to Richard Baron, Panorama’s Creative Director, for his elegant design of “24+30.”

Happy Holidays to all and best wishes for the New Year.  I’ll be back posting again in January.

On the Podium – Nelson Piquet Lifts The Bendix Trophy For First Place – Detroit GP 1984

Nelson Piquet – German GP 1985

Corrado Fabi – Monaco GP 1984

The Conversation – Eddie Cheever And Jackie Stewart – Austrian GP 1983

Benetton Alfa Romeo Crew – Pit Wall – British GP 1985


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