Opposites attract… Or so they say, and it seems to make a bit of sense when following Logan Ellis’s lineage of car ownership. His enthusiasm for automobiles began stark in contrast to where it is today, with a 6.7 Powerstroke truck as the catalyst for the automotive bug that plagues him years later. Truck pulls, truck shows, and a handful of trophies set the hobby in motion, and he’s been a show fanatic ever since.
How many people name their cars? I have always been a believer that if you name a car, it is a car that you intend to keep for as long as you can. Naming a car that you’re going to flip or part out is pretty pointless in my opinion, but I guess like most things in life it’s a matter of personal preference. In 2018 I purchased this car for my then fiancé to learn how to drive manual as she had been wanting to for years.
Seven & Luck: they go hand-in-hand. From the Bible’s seven days of creation to Japan’s seven lucky gods, and from the seven seas and seven continents, to seven’s often bold powers in mathematics, it’s widely considered to be a number of power, both spiritual and in the real. Of course, Mazda’s RX7 only adds to the effect, as one of the automotive world’s most unique and culturally important pieces.
On the long drive home from Sacramento over the weekend, Riley and I found ourselves discussing the ins and outs of Willow Springs International Raceway. For fans of Southern California’s road courses, it’s known that “big willow” is a fickle beast: a place said to be where boys go to become men. On the other hand, the track’s winding, high speed nature is all but paved specifically for Riley’s Trans Am and its on-track debut.
The Corkscrew: perhaps the most famous turn in all of racing. For years, I’ve been attending races at the famed Laguna Seca circuit, and I’ve hiked the track’s perimeter more times than I can count. I’ve hunted for photographer’s nooks and crannies, having been met with both resounding success and utter failure. Time and time again, though, I return to the hill and settle in: it just can’t be beat.