Larry Chen invited me to Wisconsin to shoot a Porsche that he had driven at the 2017 SEMA show. Little did he mention that it would be valued at over 300k+ dollars and be making loads of power via the craziest supercharger I’ve ever heard. Needless to say, sliding the Kelly Moss Road and Race Safari 4 on a frozen lake was a great way to start 2018. The Porsche was easy to drive and slide sideways across the varied surface of ice and blown snow. We each got a few short sessions in the car and each time Larry and I were able to get longer and more consistent slides down. Thanks to Vicci Auctions and Kelly Moss Road and Race for inviting us to drive their special creation in Wisconsin.
Joshua Herron and I were recently featured on an episode of Hoonigan‘s Daily Transmission. Where we spoke about the origins of our documentary project Keep Drifting Fun. It was an excellent opportunity to reflect on previous video projects since 2008 and look ahead to new possibilities in the future. Watch the episode for more of an in-depth look into the film.
Ken Block’s RS Daily Drivers
Director: Brian Scotto
Director of Photography: Will Roegge
Production Company: Hoonigan Media Machine
This project allowed us to use some choice cars and trucks for hero cars and camera platforms. We used a new Ford Raptor truck as the camera truck and it was surreal being chased by a Ford RS 200.
It’s all smiles when Jeff Zwart gets to throw around his Porsche 356 Pre-A.
On the same shoot day that we captured the Carrera 4 Rally Car in action – Jeff brought out his 1953 Porsche 356 that we filmed in the Porsche from the Winter of 53. It was fun to see the little car in action again – this time on the gravel. Directed/Edited by Will Roegge, Camera Operation by Brandon Kado, Will Roegge, and Alex Tabaczka.
This short film wouldn’t have been possible without Jeff Zwart’s enthusiasm for driving and willingness to rip them on gravel roads.
Finally, having Alex Bernstein, Larry Chen, and Louis Yio on set to photograph the action too was the icing on the cake – plus it made for a good crew to go get Mexican food with after we wrapped filming for the day.
It was really cool to be able to tell Jeff Zwart’s 1990 Porsche Carrera 4 Rally story. Most people aren’t able to hang onto their first cars or race cars – as they continue to grow in their careers. However, Jeff was and he is the only owner of his very special Carrera 4 rally car. The Carrera 4 is significant to Jeff’s racing career because it brought him his first class victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and a 2nd place overall finish in the US Pro Rally Championship. 25 years later he is still able to slide it and drive it as it was intended to be driven at Big Sky Movie Ranch.
Two of my favorite things combined. Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate – Gymkhana and Pikes Peak.
Ken Block and his now methanol fueled twin-turbo Hoonicorn Mustang tackle the 14,410 toll road up Pikes Peak.
Was fortunate enough to be a part of the project as a camera operator and drone pilot. Climbkhana was a serious endeavor and the mountain gave us some real challenges – resulting in three trips back to Colorado to capture all of the footage necessary to make the end film. Was a great time to work with Jeff Zwart, who I’ve filmed many times at Pikes Peak racing and my friends at Hoonigan on this one!
Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta RX43 hit the natural features of Swing Arm City, Utah. Sliding banks, jumps, and wall rides – an unusual setting for a rally car to run. Directed by Brian Scotto and the Hoonigan Media Machine. I was stoked to be the Director of Photography and work with my friends on this project.
Had the opportunity to travel to Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Utah to film a group of Ford Focus enthusiasts getting to check out the 2018 Focus RS in person – before the general public! Always a good time working with the team at Hoonigan Racing Division and Specialty Field Productions who produced this video.
After flying drones for the past 5 years, I recently earned my FAA 14 CFR Part 107 UAS pilot’s license. As with most of my work, I’ve focused on commercial automotive content.
Fully insured and FAA legal for commercial work for hire!
Client: Shoot First Productions
Directors: Andrew Laputka
Role: Director of Photography
It’s always fun when I get to work with Director Andrew Laputka and Professional Fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr. Our latest project together featured the Line Lock feature of the 2016 Ford Mustang RTR – which allows for smokey burn-outs and crispy turkey. Shot on the RED Epic-W and RED Epic-Dragon with Canon Cine Primes.