Cool photo of your car? Let’s see it. | Garage Rescue Miata

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Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
Jun 10, 2022

We’d love to tell you that this photo of our Garage Rescue Miata–well, mainly just its OG Volk TE37s wrapped with Falken tires–came together via a carefully constructed plan that would perfectly illuminate the tire’s sidewall with the sun’s setting glow.

Really, we just got lucky.

Like, shooting from the knees lucky.

We were talking with a friend, happened to be by the car, and stopped for a few seconds to make some pictures.

But you create your own luck when preparation meets opportunity.

So, the preparation: The car was clean, and we had our camera in hand.

The opportunity: Sunset at May’s Orlando Roadster’s meet at Ace Cafe Orlando.

The gear: Fujifilm X100V with some (artsy) grain and film simulation.

And the insurance: We snapped several photos within a few seconds, tweaking the composition ever so slightly by moving the camera a bit each time. We figured that would increase the odds of landing something okay.

[How to push your car photos to the pro level with StanceWorks' Mike Burroughs]

Scroll down for a few more photos from that evening–always the last Monday evening of the month–and if you have a cool photo of your car, even part of it, let’s see it.

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ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/9/22 12:52 p.m.

Not particularly artful, and my Fiat was pretty dirty. But I did snap this picture of my car next to a well preserved first gen at the YMCA. Pretty rare up here in GM country.

- Sean

Patientzero Dork
6/9/22 4:18 p.m.

This is one of my favorites.

aircooled MegaDork
6/9/22 4:24 p.m.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/9/22 4:26 p.m.

Feedyurhed UltraDork
6/9/22 4:41 p.m.

I wasn't there for it to tell the backstory behind the shot, it entailed something about a Buick Riviera from what I'm told. 


This one was taken from a tower over the old rallycross course in Orange, VA. The position with relation to the pointer cone makes me proud. 

Rodan SuperDork
6/9/22 6:58 p.m.

6/9/22 7:46 p.m.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/9/22 8:18 p.m.

It's cool to me.

GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
GPz11 (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
6/9/22 9:43 p.m.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/9/22 9:53 p.m.



6/9/22 9:59 p.m.

Faster on 3

LanEvo Dork
6/9/22 10:01 p.m.

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spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
6/9/22 11:21 p.m.

MyMiatas New Reader
6/9/22 11:25 p.m.
NOHOME said:

I though opps when I first saw the picture. MG or Miata?

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crankwalk (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/10/22 1:30 a.m.

I have overshared this thing so much but I like it.

mainlandboy Reader
6/10/22 2:43 a.m.

footinmouth GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/10/22 6:39 a.m.
LanEvo said:

Is this pic taken on 7 lakes drive? ny?

fatallightning Reader
6/10/22 9:27 a.m.

In reply to footinmouth :

Definitely right above the Skannatati Lake lot.

buzzboy SuperDork
6/10/22 10:05 a.m.

APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/10/22 10:15 a.m.

I've always like this shot of my Camaro

LanEvo Dork
6/10/22 10:19 a.m.
footinmouth said:
LanEvo said:

Is this pic taken on 7 lakes drive? ny?

Yes. Good eye!

NOT A TA UltraDork
6/10/22 10:36 a.m.

Dawn at Sebring.


slantsix HalfDork
6/10/22 11:35 a.m.

I'll Toss in A Few MoPars..

pez222 New Reader
6/10/22 12:41 p.m.

Just my favorite girl Darby posing in front of her Miata.  They share the same smile.  :)

jkstill New Reader
6/10/22 2:01 p.m.

At a recent autocross.

footinmouth GRM+ Memberand Reader
6/11/22 6:48 a.m.

In reply to fatallightning :

be careful ,lots of smokey's hiding in the shadows around all those sweet turn  ,speed limit I think is 30 mph, also on the other side is the goat trail.My local week day night spot to drive!


hybridmomentspass HalfDork
6/11/22 7:10 a.m.

Took these two this morning...about fifteen minutes ago. Just added a front lip and the GT3 ducts yesterday. Also, one of less than 5 times Ive had the T-Tops out on this thing.




Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
6/11/22 7:16 a.m.

This is one of my favorites. 

OldGray320i Dork
6/11/22 1:21 p.m.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/11/22 5:06 p.m.

Yes, with bike rack.

TurnerX19 UltraDork
6/11/22 6:15 p.m.

RIP the nameless X1/9 that I scrapped this past week, replaced by "Bertie" as purchased from Robbie in April

TurnerX19 UltraDork
6/11/22 6:18 p.m.

Twofer photo, Bertie and TroisBleu my 6th Volvo 245.

bigben Reader
6/13/22 12:16 a.m.

Another sunset photo. (I am not the photographer but I own the car)


That tire/wheel combo was definitely too tall, but the glow from the setting sun is cool.

kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/13/22 9:12 a.m.

Sunrise before an 8 hour endurance race. The sky just set it off for the things that came next.

One car built for motorsports....the other car is a BMW.

I drive a tricycle!

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/13/22 10:02 a.m.

I sometimes wonder how such a successful build ever got accomplished in such a messy shop...

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