You found the site, yes, SpeedCenter is still around. The focus has shifted from reporting about the Champcar series to automotive and racing photography in general, possibly some other photography themes.
At this point, SpeedCenter is more of a portfolio site than anything. It always has been a vehicle for me to publish my photography and get the required media credentials to be allowed to do so. At times having to be a “media outlet” to be able to shoot photos was quite a tedious drag, but from a different angle, it allowed me to shoot whatever the heck I liked to shoot, with no editor telling me what he wanted. Pros and cons, eventually all moot when the money left Champcar and continuing to spend my own money to report about a failing series wasn’t a wise thing to do.
So at this point in time I am not sure if the effort to build something elaborate under this domain is worth the effort, but once I figure out how this WordPress thing works, I may actually put some interesting content up.
The old SpeedCenter news site as last updated over 15 years ago is still available in the Archive section, for which I will add a menu item. Search engines do get redirected to the new fire path, and some galleries have been added by simply routing traffic to my Flickr album for those races that were never published in the original SpeedCenter days.
Initially I plan to add some recent racing photo content, a portfolio section, and perhaps a blog about my Mini Coopers, as I am getting to a level of tinkering with those that it almost becomes necessary to blog about that stuff. There are other interests such as landscape photography I do want to elaborate on, but those have little to do with speed, so I’ll probably keep that content elsewhere.
I’m still dabbling with themes in WordPress, so for now this is all temporary. Don’ t know if I want to pay for a theme, given I know how to do html myself, but this WordPress environment is new to me.
Wow!!! Glad to see you are thinking about some sort of rebirth/continuation of speedcenter! I can say how long ago I had stumbled across speedcenter but it has been some time ago. I come back periodically to remember the better days of open wheel racing. I have viewed all your pics I don’t know how many times. I just listened to the dinner with racers podcast with Paul Tracy and decided to come over to look at some old pics.
Happy to see you’re still around! Your images of champcar racing in the 90s helped shape my love of motorsports as a teenager.
No Forum? Where is the old Forum? I miss all the conversations and views of my fellow die hard racing enthusiasts. We used to live and breathe CART and F1.
I loved the old speedcenter photography and glad that it has been reborn from the ashes of the American Open Wheel war. It was a very incredible time in motor racing history.
Just this evening, I was watching a YouTube video of the 1994 Indy 500 when I thought of Speedcenter.
Hi and best wishes to all!!!
We should make a discord group…Miss the old Speedcenter folks!