Rennsport Reunion 6 to Minnesota

This is a story about my travels to Rennsport Reunion Six in Monterey, California and the drive back to Minnesota in my 2007 Porsche Cayman S. On this 3,000 mile journey, I encountered many things, some truly blissful, others agonizing. When you are caught thinking about a long road trip from your cubicle, you think, “wow, I could use one of those right now.” Just you, your Porsche, and the open road. But no cross-country road trip comes without some perils. The trick is, how do you overcome the obstacles and come home safely having chased every adventure to the fullest? This is the story of my trip. Some of you may not know me yet, but my name is Josh Hway. I am a freelance photographer and car-nut. I bought my Porsche from a local gentleman in Eden Prairie with only 35K miles on the clock just three years ago. Since that happy day, I have basically daily-driven the car with the exception of winters, but I have always dreamed of hitting the highway with my little Cayman in search of new roads and grand adventures. Finally, in late 2017 the PCA announced plans for the sixth Rennsport Reunion […]

The Truck of Many Colors

This shoot was done for a new and exciting client, 3M. Our first assignment was to be based in the much warmer climate of Charlotte North Carolina. A nice break from the bitter Minnesota Winter.  The subject of this shoot was under wraps for a long time, so it was amazing to finally see it! The truck, trailer, and it in use was our shoot. Get some pretty hero shots of the vehicle and some interior shots of the trailer in use. The trailer is a mobile training vehicle for 3M vinyl application training. This was the inaugural run. It was an absolute pleasure to work with 3M for the first time on this larger project.

Dodge Viper Factory Delivery

Earlier in the month of April, while at a car show, I was catching up with a good friend/client of mine who has an unrivaled obsession with Dodge Vipers. As we spoke, he reminded me that the day was drawing nearer to his big Viper-day in Detroit. See, I had been hearing snippets from him over the past year that something incredible was in the works for him. He had placed an order on a brand new one of one Dodge Viper ACR Extreme. While there were some difficulties finalizing the paint color for Matt, he finally settled on Stryker Purple. Stryker colors come at a cost over the standard paint colors available to the ACRs, but when you’re buying one of the VERY LAST Vipers to ever be produced, why not go for a rarer color? …Good choice, Matt! So along with Matt, five other local Viper owners had also placed orders for new ACRs as a group. In the last weekend of April, 2017, this whole group of Viper fanatics packed up and headed to Detroit for the big unveil! We arrived at the factory with great excitement and great sadness. Yes, these men and women were all going […]

Porsche Gallery – Dynamic Photowerks

I gathered a selection of my favorite photos from most of my specific Porsche photo shoots going back to the beginning of my shooting career. I am very grateful for already having the opportunities to photograph such a diverse number of cars from one of my all-time favorite brands. Amazingly, all of these Porsche shoots have been done IN Minnesota! Wha? All of this goodness in one state? 2017 Goal: Shoot a commissioned gig with a Porsche out of state. Please enjoy this set of my favorite Porsche photographs to date:

2016 SP275RW Competizione – Finali Mondiali 2016

2016 Ferrari SP275RW Competizione   A complete surprise to everyone, this car was reportedly at the factory less than a week before the Finali Mondiali event in Daytona Beach this past weekend. Not being a production model, just about everyone that walked past it gave it a double take and wondered what it was. From what I gathered, this was a one-off Italian Stallion for one of Ferrari’s very special customers. Based on an F12 TDF underneath, the entire exterior and much of the interior appears to be completely bespoke. The exterior design drew its inspiration from the 1967 275 GTB/4 as seen in the pictures below with the signature four gills on each side behind the front wheels. The headlights, though redesigned, look close to the F60 America Ferrari but with blue carbon fiber housings. The trim of the 275RW is also finished in blue carbon fiber on the rear diffuser, front grill slats, and front splitter. The interior features beautiful dark blue leather with yellow stitching and piping to match the exterior color which is a bright yellow/orange metallic. The wheels are also bespoke. The SP275RW is stunningly beautiful and will probably become one of the more valuable […]

Cold Weather Won’t Stop Us

I took the day and headed up to Brainerd International Raceway where a private track day was being hosted by Morries Luxury Auto. Upon arrival, Morrie’s had several new Bentaygas lined up and the all new Aston Martin DB11 for customers and invited guests to stare at and drive. The Bentley’s job for the day was to impress and impress it did. The task was to take guests back onto a dirt track and gravel pit to display it’s off-road prowess. After doing a few trial runs and getting it semi-stuck in the mud, we had a course which worked perfectly! After that I headed to the track action to catch some cars attacking the track despite the 45 degree high for the day.

Lake Superior – Fall Drive

Being asked to photograph multi-day driving events in the peak of the Fall colors up the coast of Lake Superior with a group of super cars never gets boring. This was the Auto Vault’s second annual fall drive with several more planned for next year alone! I never get bored of being a Minnesota car photographer with jobs like this, especially when we end up in Grand Marais with a Lamborghini Huracan, Audi R8 V10, McLaren 650S, Audi RS7 sedan, Porsche Cayman GT4, and Bentley Continental GT V8 S. We got into town with only an hour to go before sunset and instantly attracted a crowd. Being a car photographer, naturally I started scoping out a great angle to photograph the car at with the Minnesota sunset in the background. I lined up the Lamborghini and added in the Audi R8 shortly after for some great shots. Enjoy:

The Climb – Mount Rainier National Park

This story starts in 1977 with my mom, Donna Hway. In that year, she herself summited Mount Rainier with Lou Whittaker of RMI Guides, a bit of a Rainier Legend himself with over 250 summits. Setting foot on the top of Mount Rainier isn’t easy even with today’s gear and technology, let alone nearly 40 years ago. About six months ago, my brother and I finally decided to begin preparations for a climb of our own. And while there are many great peaks in the Rocky Mountains and Canada, we could think of no other mountain but the one that would be the beginning of a family tradition!   We started by taking a slight detour into the backwoods of Oregon. Breaking down our gear to make sure everything was accounted for. Being avid campers mixed with our extreme thriftiness, we camped for free five of our six nights out there. The views were better anyway… Training day. We hiked up a few thousand feet to the snow fields and got a rundown on mountaineering tricks of the trade. We tacked on some additional hiking that evening to try and score some views of the Mountain for the drone. …yes, […]

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