I will probably never buy @snapon_official as long as I live. This is out here in Odessa at my shop and we haven’t seen a snap on dealer out here in a year or more. Yesterday this guy shows up and everyone was freakin out. No one could believe snap on was actually here. BUT when asked if we could buy something or warranty something he said “well this isn’t my area” “I’m just here to get my trucked looked at by one of you’re mechanics”. So to get this all straight he drove all the way to our shop just to have one of our mechanics tell him what’s wrong with his truck yet he can’t let us buy or warranty anything? 🧐 makes about as much sense as windows on a motorcycle. I’m done buying snap on. @snapon_official wants you to by there over priced tools but can’t make sure that you have a dealer in you’re area!?!? What a joke. I’ll buy mac and cornwell. #SnapOnTools#MacTools#CornwellTools#MatcoTools
TOP OF 2018 / February:
Sharing a favorite frame from each month of this year for the next 12 days days (hopefully nothing I’ve previously posted).
This is a portrait of Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta engine testing with his crew before making a run down the track.
Up until this point, I’d been fortunate enough to have previously photographed racing, but none of it really prepared me for the world of NHRA. I spent most of my time in the garage/pit area during this shoot. While the racing may last no more than a few seconds, hours are spent working on the cars. In fact, for those unfamiliar with the sport, these 10,000+ horsepower engines are torn apart and fully rebuilt after each run down the track. If the race is thrash metal, then the maintenance is classical; one is ferocious and direct while the other is complex yet harmonious. It’s a dance between patience and urgency, small tweaks vs. massive moves.