#iamthespeedhunter: The Ff Theme

So, we’re about to kick off three days of FF madness and we thought what better way to start than by letting you to get this party started. Last week, we asked you to send in your absolute best photographs of FWD cars and oh my, what a response there was. I think it’s all too easy to label FWD as an inferior platform, it’s almost a lazy opinion. There are those of us who have had the pleasure of experiencing a sorted front wheel drive car and who know what this layout is capable of. Hopefully over the next few days, we just might change some opinions…

(Above) I guess when you hear the acronym ‘FF’ this probably isn’t the first thing you think about. Hopefully Jeremy can fill us in on some details of this car in the comments below…

This super clean MKVI Golf rolling on 3SDM 0.05s has been captured perfectly with this cracking tracking shot.

It’s only in the last few months that I’ve started to really sit up and take notice of some awesome tuned MINIs. By shooting the car framed off centre and including the road in the background, this becomes more of a story than just a car photo.

We’ve come to expect only the best black and white conversions from Rens and this Nordschleife shot is no different.

Maybe it’s just my eyesight failing in my old age, but this Leon Supercopa looks like it’s on one wheel? Awesome capture!

There seems to be a theme here of hardcore FWD cars giving it full #MAXIMUMATTACK. We approve.  The slow shutter speed not only exaggerates the speed, but also the flaming side-exit exhaust.

Such a simple composition that’s more difficult to pull off than you think. The cool tones work with the car’s colour too.

Some nice light painting here by Jack of his MKI Focus RS.

A beautiful 500 Abarth along with a stunning vista. What’s not to like? I like the shallow depth of field here too, helps to show the distance between the car and background.

Shooting a light coloured car against a snowscape is not an even thing. Gediminas however has nailed this shot.

Eric told me that I would have cried if I had seen the roads he needed to drive to get to this spot. I think it was more than worth it though!

Many generations of Golfs have proven again and again that there is nothing wrong with front wheel drive.

Perhaps the pinnacle of modern front wheel drive performance cars? The warm dusk tones work well with the car’s colour.

This is just a superb track shot by Brent – panning a car with two wheels in the air is rather quite difficult but he’s nailed it.

Another panning shot displaying a little bit of squat by 15 year old Joshua Whitcombe.

I like the light spilling across the frame onto the front of this tasty MKI Golf GTI.

Another shot that could have suited our Slow Shutter theme. By slowing his shutter speed right down, Andreas has exaggerated the action and movement in this shot.

Although technically an MF car, we’re going to cheat slightly by including this gorgeous Citroen DS. The image is super clean and the model’s look over the steering wheel is just so intriguing.

Low point of view, shallow depth of field and a fast shutter speed = a moment in time perfectly captured.

Which is your favourite image? Which is your favourite car? Tell us in the comments below…

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Paddy McGrath
paddy@dev.speedhunters.com

#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER

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44 comments
yanesnyawai
yanesnyawai

Favourites? Got to be the 3 wheelin' and 2 wheelin. :)

Daniel G
Daniel G

Better late than never, but thanks for putting my photo up! All great shots.

Camillast
Camillast

Many nice pics here! I was to late to pic out some pics, but I see it would be difficult to get something presented here with all the great contributions.

My favorites: Rolling super clean MKVI Golf, Brent Smiths jumping Volvo at the track and Eric Millers nice view! :)

 

What's next theme?

sp57
sp57

may i know the snowscape sedan on what wheel pls?

MaartenVogels
MaartenVogels

Thanks for including my picture of the red Punto.

KBR
KBR

can someone look up on YOUTUBE and find the Fastest FWD(FF) Mitsubishi Eclipse GST Spyder, Land Speed race car then converted to Time Attack. can someone Google the name Andrew Brilliant and KBR Performance. thanks.

rustycivic
rustycivic

Need to run an FF photo challenge any time of year then winter. I know the concept of winter storing a Civic is silly but there' still a lot of us out there with summer toys that happen to be FF and photo's right now are kinda hard to get a current one that does it justice and who wants to show off last years shoes? 

RensAdams
RensAdams

Is there a possibility to do theme suggestions? Maybe a theme about the people instead of the cars is cool to do. Automotive portraits always inspire me to try out myself. Or just focussing on the social side of a meeting/event can be an interesting point of view as well. Just my thoughts... 

BartekLichocki
BartekLichocki

Wow, what nice surprise! Thanks for posting my photos, and for the nice comments!

Biz
Biz

Great shots! anymore on that little red Fiat Punto? Looks like Monza............

GIBI
GIBI

Thanks for posting my shot!! my Abarth is soo happy to be part of speedhunters ;)

batousan
batousan

Eric Millers seals it for me, such an amazing shot. My favorite car on there is Bartek's Mk1 though! 

RYANPAULBERT
RYANPAULBERT

THANKS FOR POSTING MY GTI! But please correct photo credits to JEFF PAYUAN! Follow me @ryanpaulbert and the photographer @jeffkumo on Instagram!

Slight
Slight

unreal... wow. seriously just gorgeous shots

Hombre3000
Hombre3000

Some really nice shots and sweet cars in here. Guess I didn't make the cut though!

Chiapoco
Chiapoco

Love the Megane. +1 to that!

IHCrusader
IHCrusader

Loved the MINI shot most of all (slightly biased despite being an R56 owner), but the opening Honda Civic drag car was very powerful in appeal. My other favorites were of the MKI GTI and the Fiat 500 Abarth, both worthy of being included in a manufacturer's model brochure.

pfcflanders
pfcflanders

My favorite is the Mini....obviously beacuse i own a R53 cooper s.

InnerToxicity
InnerToxicity

I love the mini, and the 'ring civic, but you can't beat a one-wheeling action shot, love that Seat =D

Fg2_FrAn
Fg2_FrAn

Tough, tough choice! favorite image would have to be the Gti in the woods. But that opening EK hatch is down right menacing!

RensAdams
RensAdams

Great shots everyone! Thanks again for sharing Paddy!  I'm flattered by your compliment! 

roeby
roeby

That was never 3 chevy cruze's in a row, only in WTCC.

rook56
rook56

All awesome images, but I expected to see more of them in their naturals environments - cities! Car parks, alleyways, abandoned industrial sites etc. Still, great photos.

xracer6
xracer6

Honestly, all of these shots are wonderful! I can't choose but I'm loving that EG civic powering through the Nordshlief. Every car here is a winner and so is every shot, Cool idea for a theme. FF Maybe not be the first platform that comes to mind for performance cars for many, but there certainly is nothing wrong with it at all! A lot of my favorite performance cars are FF! What makes a car special is more than just drivetrain or engine size. Rather, the different engineering ingrdients that mix together to make a fantastic car. Great post.

VincentConkerAuger
VincentConkerAuger

The red Civic on the first picture is a guy from a local shop called MDTuning in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada ! He's regularly hanging at the Saint-Eustache race track (Autodrome ASE) and he goes out at many other tracks in Quebec. His shop is a Honda focused place and he's very talented. This red turbo Civic is clearly one of the fastest, if not the fastest Honda hatch in Quebec, Canada. I shared the article with him on FB (That's the guy himself http://www.facebook.com/max.mdtuning?ref=ts&fref=ts). His Civic is in the 9s in think.

mango_foxx
mango_foxx

The Eric Miller photo of the Golf is stunning!

FunctionFirst
FunctionFirst

Stunning background for sure. My guess: Cascade mountains, Washington. And no, I can't really make out the license plate at all.


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