Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday Night Nitro

This spring's Saturday Nitro event ran a complete gamut of emotions for everyone involved. 
There was Mendy Fry emerging again with her Funny Car the Darkside win and setting a PR in speed. 
Joe Walla was there entertaining the fans and race teams. 
Sadly a great driver and stalwart of the sport, "Rapid" Roger Garten of the War Horse Top Fuel Funny Car, died last night from injuries during a wreck at the track. 
May Roger rest in peace.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Mendy Fry and the Darkside Funny Car.

Big show car with header flames.

High Speed Top Fuel taking the hit.

Nitro Harley trying.

Joe Walla and Da Kingz.

Track worker overcome with emotion after helping to clear the Garten wreck.

Nitro Nick Top Fuel body in the pits after the wreck. Matt Bynum, the driver, was not injured.

Big show funny car taking the hit.

Friday, June 26, 2015

...For All

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Marriage Equality Act and thousands of West Hollywood residents approve.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Confederate Flag Burn

Activist in South Los Angeles burn a likeness of the Confederate flag today. The flag likeness was burned in solidarity to those who were killed in a shooting in South Carolina earlier this week.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
The new south.

Fire Moonset

The fire in San Bernadino is providing the atmosphere in Los Angeles with some amazing sunsets.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Fire moon.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beverly Hills Concours d'Elegance

Beverly Hills held a "Concours D'Elegance" on Rodeo Drive last Sunday. It was ok, a true Concours d'Elegance surely wouldn't have displayed an Opel, otherwise it was ok.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
An Ok Pantera.

This is a concours car. A 1935 Bugatti type 57 Ventoux.

A concours car too. A carbon fibre Bugatti Veyron.

Evil Knievel's motorcycle. Councours?

Jermaine Jackson.

Carroll Shelby's signature on a real Cobra.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Moon Jupiter and Venus

A crescent moon, Jupiter and Venus setting in the skies above Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Heavenly bodies.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Got caught up behind President Obama's motorcade on the 10 freeway yesterday.
Gonna be lots of red lines on Google maps again today.
Good luck LA.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2015
Jammed solid all the way to d'town.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wild Indonesia

Here are some images from my latest trip to Indonesia.
Visited the islands of Java, Bali, and Lombok.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2015
Tangkuban Perahu, the Queen's Caldera in Java.

Thunderclouds over Jakarta.

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park in Java.

Bimo Horsemen on Bromo's caldera.

Milky Way galaxy over Java.

Black Cockatoo from Papua.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ornette Coleman RIP

Free jazz artist Ornette Coleman passed on the other day.
Shot this image of him playing both a trumpet and sax during a performance at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
He played with the best and was truly GOAT.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1990
Ornette in LA 1990.