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Some Pretty Things: TTS Header Photo Dump

You, our loyal readers, may have noticed an aesthetic revamp of this site. If so, congrats! If not, well…

Part of the new look is a rotating header image. One small issue with this feature is the image size is only 1,500 x 400 pixels. While that’s actually a nice large chunk of real estate for a header image, it assumes your images are wide but rather short. But all of those new header images – 25+ of them! – are, in fact, quite a bit taller.

We thought you might like to see those images in their entirety, in no particular order, along with some color commentary where we can remember from your authors.

2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon in Capri Blue and the Queen Mary. Can you guess which one we drove? Press car from MBUSA that wasted a Dodge Magnum on the 405 freeway between LAX and Irvine, California. One of the first imported of a whopping 67 US cars. (Reed Hitchcock)
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa. My first aircooled Porsche which had covered 227,000 miles by the time it reached my garage. Looked and ran like it had maybe 50,000. Amazing car, although I never loved the aftermarket M&K exhaust that made it tiring on the highway. But that’s not really what this car is for, is it? (Reed Hitchcock)
1978 Subaru DL Wagon, shot during a work-related trip to the San Francisco Bay area. (Jonathan Bush)
1997 BMW Z3 1.9, shot in Narragansett, Rhode Island. (Jonathan Bush)
1991 Mazda Miata BRG Special Edition, wearing aftermarket Chaparral 15-inch alloy wheels. The car needed some upholstery work, but damn, I forgot how much I love a nice BRG. Stupid to have sold this one. (Reed Hitchcock)
2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, shot on a beautiful spring day in Minnetrista, Minnesota. (Jonathan Bush)
1972 BMW Bavaria, shot in River Falls, Wisconsin. I owned this car for almost exactly 15 years. While I don’t miss this Bavaria, I do miss having an E3 around. Oh, and there’s a cat in the back window because I left the sunroof open. (Jonathan Bush)
1972 BMW Bavaria, shot on West Ridgecrest Blvd. overlooking either Bolinas Bay or maybe Bolinas Lagoon in Marin County, California. (Jonathan Bush)
2001 Porsche Boxster, my first Porsche, shot on Lawyer’s Road in Vienna, Virginia with my favorite wife at the wheel. I love Speed Yellow. (Reed Hitchcock)
2020 Subaru WRX Limited in Crystal White Pearl. My first *new* car in a while, and one of very few new cars you can buy with a manual transmission. Cold winter’s morning in Fairfax, Virginia. (Reed Hitchcock)
1972 BMW Bavaria, shot somewhere on West Ridgecrest Blvd. near Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. (Jonathan Bush)
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320, shot at the Shops At West End, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. While Reed has owned innumerable Mercedes, I have owned but one. Moonshot miles, but an outstanding car done in by terminal cancer. I’d have another in a heartbeat. (Jonathan Bush)
Reed driving on the Nürburgring in our rented BMW 530d Touring. (Jonathan Bush)
Reed not-racing a 996 Porsche on the Nürburgring in our rented BMW 530d Touring. This was taken after Reed dive-bombed the Porsche in the previous corner after a series of harrowing laps where the 996 would just not yield position despite the E61 being the superior performer (probably). (Jonathan Bush)
Night driving in a 1967.5 Datsun 1600 Roadster. This car has been in our family for over three decades. Slumbering for several years in storage, it does not receive any of the attention it sorely and rightfully deserves. (Jonathan Bush)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC AMG widebody, owned by Marco Lopez, photographed near an undisclosed office building housing an undisclosed Federal agency in an undisclosed location in Virginia. This shoot was for the July, 2015 issue of Mercedes Enthusiast, and also featured a non-widebody 560SEC owned by the late Henry Sterne. Great day! (Reed Hitchcock)
Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger from one of the Fast and the Furious movies, taken on Universal Studio’s backlot during a work-related trip. (Jonathan Bush)
2001 BMW 330i, shot at day-break in Minnetonka, Minnesota. This car replaced the 1995 BMW M3 both Reed and I owned. (Jonathan Bush)
1985 BMW 323i Baur TC2, shot in Hastings, Minnesota, on a stunning fall day. The Baur sort of replaced the 1972 BMW Bavaria, though not on purpose. My sixth E30, after I said I probably wouldn’t have another after the fifth E30 (a red 1991 318is). Which is pretty much how these things always go. (Jonathan Bush)
1988 BMW M5 racecar, owned by Chris Coulter, formerly of Curry’s Auto Service in Northern Virginia. Pictured being driven by my Dad, Woody, in the early hours of a summer Sunday around the Chantilly Auto Park. (Reed Hitchcock)
A Mercedes-Benz 220-something Cabriolet, shot in Monterey, California. Just somebody’s car, parked on the side of the road, on a foggy day. (Jonathan Bush)
Nate Lander’s – of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, USA in Irvine, California – Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16, shot somewhere in the good-time party-driving canyons of Orange County, California. (Jonathan Bush)
1970 BMW 2800, my take on the E3 sedan which Jonathan convinced me to buy from a fellow who also owned a glorious 2500. Totally original except for the basketweave wheels and a 5-speed transmission. The A/C never did work. Photo taken on Skyline Drive near Luray, Virginia. (Reed Hitchcock)
Audi R8 circa-2007. My first trip to the Nürburgring, the one where I almost singlehandedly wiped-out the editorial team from Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine because I didn’t hold the car down in the Karussell. (Reed Hitchcock)
2008 BMW 530d Touring mid-Karussell on the Nürburgring. In all honestly, we don’t know who is driving and who is snapping the photo. I’ll go with Jonathan driving and me shooting, since the picture was in my archive. (Reed Hitchcock)
1970 BMW 2800, shot next to a grain silo and railroad track in The Plains, Virginia. This was one of my favorite photo shoot spots until they fenced it up. (Reed Hitchcock)
1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa. One of the best views in the world, piloting spiritedly through the twisties near Clifton, Virginia. (Reed Hitchcock)
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – the 39th produced – in Strawberry Metallic. This photo was taken in 2008 when the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, USA was representing the car for sale. At the wheel is Classic Center Director Mike Kunz, looking very tall. (Reed Hitchcock)

One thought on “Some Pretty Things: TTS Header Photo Dump Leave a comment

  1. Fun, particularly since I have seen several of the cars (Jonathan’s) in person. And I believe that 1995 M3 is living a new life as a race car.

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