1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly from the factory to Porsche VIP customers back in 1979. This particular 935 Porsche belonged to Otis Chandler and was specified in Vintage Racing Blue colors to match his Sunoco liveried 917/30. As a Porsche fan, I basically melted when I got the call to photograph it, but graciously accepted. A few weeks later I flew into the undisclosed location, got to the shop where it was located, walked inside and melted yet again. Car guys all know there are places in this world where all of the amazing cars we see on the internet are ACTUALLY hidden away in real life. Well, this was one of those places. The shop was littered with Porsche race cars ranging from a handful of Carrera 2.7RS’, several Porsche 935 racers, a fully restored Porsche 934.5, and more. As an automotive photographer from Minneapolis, this level of Porsche […]

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 […]

2008 Porsche Cayman GTR WIDEBODY

During my visit to the 2017 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance there was also the Porsche Werks Reunion just one fairway away! Being a Porsche Cayman S owner myself now, it was hard not to keep my eyes peeled for special Cayman builds. One build in particular not only caught my eye, but also my soul! This build comes to us thanks to Road Scholars in Durham, North Carolina. Owner: Danny Omasta. Specs are as follows: Body Custom mixed BASF paint in “Burgundy” color inspired by our 1949 Porsche 356 Gmund restoration 911 GT3RS front clip conversion Hand fabricated all metal “Wide body” treatment to doors and quarter panels (9-inch total wide body flair) Custom made 1 of 1 rear bumper to fit widened quarter panels Shaved Roof Rails 2016 GT4 wing in carbon fiber GT3RS cup car front lip hand made in carbon fiber Carbon Fiber side mirrors and quarter panel vents Shaved rear hatch CNC machined custom Cayman GTR sill plates and floor panels Color matched front Headlamps with LED update Smoked taillights and marker lenses Wheels and suspension Custom built 19″ Rotiform HUR wheels wrapped in Nitto Invo Tires Complete Porsche cup-car suspension package Bilstein Coil over struts GT3RS 6 piston brake calipers, and ceramic 2 piece rotors […]

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:

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:

HRE Performance Wheels – Porsche 918 Spyder

Over the summer of 2016 I was hired by HRE Wheels to photographer a special car here in Minnesota. The car is a Porsche 918 Spyder. While only 918 were ever made, three of them are here in MN and all owned by a single owner. This particular 918 I have photographed before while in its original blue state. The car has since gained many thousands of miles on the clock, HRE Wheels, and a matte black Martini vinyl wrap.

IMSA – ROAD AMERICA

2016 IMSA race weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.

Minnesota Cars & Coffee – May 7th 2016

 

Road Trip With The Astonishing GT4

One company I have the pleasure of working closely with is the Auto Vault in Eagan Minnesota. The Auto Vault is unique in that they bring some very cool opportunities to both the car community and to anyone who has an interest in luxury/exotic cars. Mischa, the owner of AV, makes a point to always have some of the greatest cars available to experience in a variety of ways through his company. From one day rentals to track experiences to ‘Fantasy Drive’ which let you experience all five of the cars over the span of a weekend on some great roads! Having formed a trustworthy relationship with AV, Mischa was gracious enough to lend me my personal favorite car of the bunch, the Porsche Cayman GT4, for a weekend! I decided to take it up to my hometown of Ely Minnesota and hit every great road between here and there. Results:

2016 Chicago Auto Show – Chicago Illinois

At this year’s Chicago Auto Show there were many cars and MANY people. No, I was not there on press day. However, the brand that totally brought their A-game was BMW. They had a flurry of new technology on display as well has a couple long awaited M models including the BMW M2 and M4 GTS. No matter what, its always exciting to get out and see some new cars during the cold winters here in the upper midwest. Dynamic Photowerk – Josh Hway

Holy Porsche Trinity

When the chance to photograph a brand new Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche GT3 RS, and Singer 911 on an airstrip comes around, you say yes. Absolutely, definitely, unequivocally yes! This shoot took place here in Minnesota on a quite airstrip with two very noisy cars and one electric car. Consider yourself lucky if you ever see one of these cars, to see all three together is really impossible.

Singer 911

What an incredibly cool and rare car! Singer specializes in the 964-chassis 911, built from 1989 to 1994. The 964 was the first street 911 with coil-sprung suspension, replacing the traditional torsion bars. The 964 chassis also retains Porsche’s classic rear trailing arms, which disappeared in 1995. Along with a rear weight bias, trailing arms help these 911s do wonderful things in corners when you snap your foot off the throttle, and that’s all you really need to know about that. I wanted to share some quick shots!

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