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Congratulations on winning the car of your dreams! Barrett-Jackson knows how exciting that is and that you can’t wait to drive it along the coast during your next beach vacation or through winding roads hugging the mountainside on your next road trip. A new car is always something exciting and it’s something everyone loves sharing. What better way to show how much you love your new collector vehicle then by capturing beautiful photos of it while on your adventures and sharing the images with your friends and family?

Thankfully, today’s smartphones have incredible cameras, they conveniently fit in your pocket and – let’s be real – you are probably carrying one around with you wherever you go, anyway.

Here are some useful tips and tricks for capturing clean, clear and well-lit images of your collector vehicle on those summer drives:

TAKE YOUR TIME. We know you are excited to capture your car with the sunset in the background, but it can be challenging to find the right spot with the proper lighting. Finding the right location will likely be the most time-consuming part of the photo-taking process. If possible, check out the site first to ensure it will work for you to avoid putting any unnecessary miles on your collector car. In low-light situations, today’s smart phones will automatically adjust for a slower shutter speed, meaning it may take up to 10 seconds of holding the phone still for the photo to turn out right. Rushing the photo will result in blurry or incorrectly exposed images.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. Feel free to snap multiple photos or practice by photographing your daily driver before you take your collector vehicle out for a cruise. This can be helpful if you are unfamiliar with how your phone’s camera works or don’t use it much. Practice will boost your confidence, make photographing your collectible vehicle more successful and will allow you to take fewer photos during your quest to get the perfect image.

LOCATION. Find a location that appeals to you, whether it be the beach, the woods, a park or the countryside. You will want to be aware of any parking lines that could become distracting in the photo, debris, light poles, fences or trashcans. Aim for a relatively “blank canvas” that won’t be too busy or distracting to create your artistic masterpiece. Remember, as beautiful as the background may be, the focus still needs to be your collector car.


REFLECTIONS. Be aware of unwanted reflections. Keep an eye out for reflections of yourself, parking lines, poles and other cars. Finding a minimal or zero-reflection scenario might be difficult, depending on your vehicle’s body lines.

LIGHT. For a truly spectacular photo, wait for the “magic hour” just before sunset or get up early the next day to catch the sunrise. Position yourself and your vehicle so that the sun works to light up the vehicle. If you are unable to take the photo during that magic hour, shade is best for even lighting and reflection reduction. Even lighting is also crucial for photos of the engine and interior. Do not use flash and avoid shooting indoors or in low-light scenarios where blurriness and loss of detail can occur.

IDEAL IMAGES. To capture your vehicle’s best “stance,” hold your phone/camera at a lower angle, 2 to 3 feet off the ground. A front 3/4 image is always flattering and refers to the angle showing the front and side of the vehicle simultaneously, not just three-quarters of the car. Similarly, a rear 3/4 image refers to the opposite side, showing the rear and side of the vehicle simultaneously. Pro Tip: If your phone has multiple lenses and your location allows for it, try using the telephoto lens and getting farther away from your vehicle for a few shots.

TAKING THE PHOTOS. Most importantly, make sure your phone’s camera lens is clean. It won’t matter how much preparation you put into your photos if you have a huge smudge on the lens. Also, be sure to hold your phone in landscape (horizontal) mode. Ensure there is plenty of room around your vehicle when you capture the image – do not cut off any parts of the car. It is better to have plenty of space above, below and to the sides of the vehicle in your image. Enabling the gridlines under composition in the camera settings will also help you make sure you are capturing a level image, as it puts faint gridlines over what you are viewing on the screen to help guide you and prevent a crooked image. (Don’t worry, the gridlines won’t be applied to the final image.) If you want to capture an image you can use for your phone background, feel free to take a vertical shot. Be sure to be far enough away that you can get the entire

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

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Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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