Month: April 2022

April 25, 2022

Pongo turned 200,000 miles today

I did pull over this time.

Almost stock and JD driving.

JD didn’t leave Pongo stock long and make a couple trips west. Notice ARB front bumper and stock rear bumper.

Then front bumper was replaced with a CBI bumper

Then one day, JD and I were having lunch and he mentioned he was selling Pongo, we ate without talking about it much (we both always talk about what is the perfect vehicle for our hobbies) but as we left, I asked if he was serious and what was he thinking of for a price…. he was and I had a deal within an hour after checking with my CFO.

and I got to finally make my trip west last summer.

April 24, 2022

It was time to delete the rear seat delete. I built this platform last year for my trip west and Kodak, but with family coming, I needed my rear seat.


What was under the platform, 2 puffy jackets and a puffy vest, a fleece jacket and sweatshirt. First aid kit, shave kit, 2 camp chairs, tools, rain gear, winch stuff and a complete change of cloths.

Seat is back with dog hammock.

April 23, 2022

I have wanted to photograph Bowman Gray racing for a while and final got my chance for opening night.

It has a reputation, and I loved how all the fans had a number 1 driver to cheer for.

The first race is the Sportsman and has lots of banging

But the winner was happy.

The Modifieds are what everyone (over 14,000 fans) are there to see

I struggled finding a spot I liked to capture the speed

I liked low, but tough to show the speed. But what a fun night!