Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on a large parking lot or closed-off airfield. The objective is to complete the course in the fastest time possible, while navigating tight turns, hairpin bends, and other obstacles.

One of the best things about autocross is that it is accessible to a wide range of drivers. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a beginner, there is a class for you. This means that you can compete against drivers of similar skill levels, which makes for a fair and enjoyable competition.

 

Sad news in the automotive world today. Ken Block has passed away.

Here is a shot of Ken back at the 100 Acre Wood in March 2022.

What’s new for 2023?

We’re working on some website updates, stay tuned for those!

If you’re looking for an event photographer around St. Louis you’ve come to the right place! Be sure to check out our Events page for more information.

We get asked this question a lot. “How much is my Jack Daniels collection worth?” The answer is, it depends. There are a lot of factors that go into determining the value of a collection. We will try to cover some things, but likely not all, that go into evaluating a liquor collection.

The 2022 Special Release for Jack Daniel’s should be hitting shelves very soon! We don’t have a bottle yet, but wanted to highlight what you can expect!

Jack Daniel’s Twice Barreled Special Release American Single Malt, an Oloroso sherry-finished whiskey made from 100% malted barley

Hot off the presses Jack Daniel’s has just announced two new bottles in the Tennessee Taster’s series, and is now calling them Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series.

  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Toasted Barrel Finished Rye
  • Jack Daniel’s Distillery Series Toasted Maple Barrel

As the 22-23 Hockey Season has started, I wanted to get a blog post up with an easy way to get to photos from the Hockey games I’ve shot. Primarily I will be shooting the Chesterfield Falcons 10U B1 team, but I will also be shooting other games here and there as well!

All the 22-23 season photos can be found in individual galleries in this Folder on SmugMug.

I found this photo while going through old files (I never throw anything away, or delete). After a quick google search, I can’t find it anywhere else on the web, so I figured I would post it here.

I’ll offer up a $250 cash reward for someone who can put me in touch with someone that can be verified as the owner of my first car, a 1973 VW Super Beetle, chassis number 1332543365.

I’ll pay $100 for someone who WAS previously an owner of the car (verified) that might lead me to the current owner.

Chassis Number: 1332543365

Can you help me find it? Contact Chris

Chassis Number: 1332543365

It has been a few years since I was able to attend the Gateway Cup Bicycle Races due to typically being in Lincoln Nebraska over Labor Day weekend, but with staying home this year I was able to get out for a couple of the days of the four day criterium races in St. Louis.

We have posted over 400 photos onto our SmugMug account available for purchase. You will find them organized by race group for easier browsing.

For the second year in a row I was out at Indian Camp Creek park for the ICC Challenge Mountain Bike Race. I tried to get a shot of everyone, I likely missed at least a few folks (big hitters and the e-bike class), but I’ve posted almost four thousand photos.

Find Your Photos

Use the “search” on my SmugMug site to more easily find your photos by Bib number, I manually tagged every picture with a bib number if I could read your number plate, if not, sorry you didn’t get tagged.

View, Search and Purchase Photos

Here is a slideshow of the photos, but you’ll have an easier time viewing the photos with the link above!

I had a blast out there and appreciate all the feedback I’ve had on photos posted.

You can purchase a high quality (43 megapixel) digital download of my shots via the links above.

Thanks, see you on the trails!

Chris - RainbowMarks Photography

Ballwin Cycles Dirt Crits from 2 Timing Guys, second event down in Valley Park on July 14th, 2022

You can download free high resolution photos without watermarks courtesy of 2 Timing Guys, or you can also order prints

So you’re thinking you might want to go to Unbound Gravel 2023? The lottery won’t open up until January 2023, but if you haven’t booked a hotel already, you’re out of luck.

Emporia’s hotels book up really quickly. If you haven’t booked already, you are likely out of luck, but if you follow some of the tips below, we’ll try to help you find a place to stay that doesn’t take you an hour plus of driving each way (Topeka).

 

Hot off the presses and hot to the tongue, Jack Daniel’s has announced that this Friday starting at 8am at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop you can get the new Small Batch Coy Hill 375ml bottle!

Here is some of the press I’ve been able to find:

a very limited release small batch whiskey that we’ll be offering in Tennessee this summer, our Jack Daniel’s Small Batch Special Release Coy Hill High Proof.

 

So I’ve spent the last 15 years looking for this car, haven’t had much luck.

I sold the car in 2001 on Ebay, a family out of Alton, Illinois purchased it. I was able to reach out to the father of that family around 10 years later, he told me the car went to Fort Drum in New York when one of his sons went that way.

That’s the last I’ve been able to find anything about the car.

 

For 2022 Jack Daniel’s announced, and released, two new expressions. Both of these are released in a 700ml (and also a 1L version). The word on these releases is that they will be available regularly going forward, and are not limited releases like the 10 Year and Heritage barrels released over the last few years (more of those coming however).

 

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Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond

is a father, husband, leader, developer, photographer and car guy. Chris has long specialized in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke (DNN) development, so you will find a variety of posts relating to those topics. For more information check out the about Chris Hammond page.

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