Das Renn Treffen 2020: Fun in the Mud

The rally/safari Porsche’s that were part of the DRT 2020 celebration were at the Speedway on both Thursday and Friday. I was able to capture the cars on static display in front of the paddock, as well as at-speed on the track during both days. It was very cool seeing the cars drifting at every corner on the track!

The rain clouds that made for a rough track day at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, ended up creating the perfect conditions at the mud track located across the street. Rumor was that the cars were going to do some mudding after doing a few laps around the Speedway on Friday. As such, I spent most of the afternoon keeping an eye on them so that I wouldn’t miss them when they left. The cars ended up making their way to the mud track around 4pm and a bunch of cars followed behind them.

Once the cars got on the mud, they started putting on a terrific show. I’m not being cliche by saying it was akin to taking a child to the playground and them going crazy once you let them loose. The drivers were:

Jeff Gamroth

TJ Russell

and Leh Keen

The coolest part about the whole afternoon was that everyone that came out to see the cars actually got a ride in one, myself included. I was lucky enough to get a ride in Jeff Gamroth’s car. Getting in and out of this car was one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do, no joke. Before Jeff’s car, the toughest cars I’ve ever had to get in and out of were the Pagani Zonda and the Lamborghini Countach.

After an amazing ride in Jeff’s car I was able to concentrate on shooting the cars and got a bunch of awesome pics.

Jeff’s car:

TJ’s car:

Leh’s car:

It was pretty cool to have seen the rally cars do what they were meant to do and best of all it was actually awesome to experience the sights and smells (lots of clutch) having ridden in one first-hand. Hats off to the guys for being willing to give a ride to everyone that came out to see them. I’m very much looking forward to having them come out again for next year’s celebration.

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