MotoSpecta

The Mini-Portfolio

Snapshots

Collections of my favorite images on a theme. Click on the title to view the whole gallery.


Racing, wrenching, or just watching… (see all this images in this gallery)


… or to get rich. Extracting the most performance from machine and rider consumes vast quantities of time, money, and emotion… (see all the images in this gallery)


Whenever I travel to Road America (in Wisconsin) from my home in Michigan, I plan a visit to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The museum is a lesson in storytelling; honoring the heritage of its machines, the thousands of workers, and the millions of owners who have created an enduring community. (see all the images in this gallery)


There is riding talent on display off-track at most races. Three-time World Stunt Riding Champion, Christian Pfeiffer (L) rehearses his program for a World SBK round. An aspiring future world champion (R) performs his routine in the XDL/Street Bike Freestyle Championship at a MotoAmerica series weekend. (see all the images in this gallery)


What says more about how the ride is going? (see all the images in this gallery)


A race event is a riot of colors. Beyond the bikes and rider gear, the paddock is also filled colors everywhere you look – even the track itself. (see all the images in this gallery)

Photo Essays

The original MotoSpecta photo essays


Crew chiefs and lead technicians inspect the bike at every step. of preparation

WSBK: Day Zero
Between rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship Series teams face a massive logistics project…

WSBK: Pre-race Paddock
Not all the pre-race preparations take place in the pit garages…

Suzuki Factory Racing team check their riders' lap times

MotoAmerica: Preseason Testing
The agenda for a preseason test can be overwhelming…

Cameron Beaubier, multi-time MotoAmerica Superbike series champion

MotoAmerica: The Right Conversation
Being competitive can be the result of creating and listening to the right conversations…

MotoAmerica Trailer in Paddock

The MotoAmerica Team
MotoAmerica is the AMA/FIM-sanctioned organization managing the North American roadracing championship race series. Four of the sport’s leading proponents formed the KRAVE Group in 2015 specifically to revitalize professional roadracing…

Multi-time MotoAmerica National Champion Josh Hayes speaks to the media

MotoAmerica: Media Matters
Good media coverage matters. To attract race fans, and to give racing sponsors return on their investments…

AHRMA Ducati

AHRMA: Vintage Racing
There is something magical (or miraculous) about racing a machine 40, 50 or even 75 years “young” on a race track…

WERA racing official posts qualifying times

WERA: National Club Racing
“If you ride it, we race it.” WERA offers a vast number of opportunities for competitors – from newcomers to aspiring professional champions…

Grattan Raceway's Can Do Crew

The Other Track Stars
Racing is also made possible by a mostly unseen team who show up, not for the money, but to be part of a weekend activity unlike any other…

A WERA racer gets an encouraging hand from a team member

Common Ground: Family and Friends
Racers are a needy sort. Family and friends provide encouragement, technical support, sponsorship…