Hi! My name is Terry and I'm a gearhead.
I've chased blacktops to the horizon and back shooting photos of cars: hunkered down in dirt track infields, crouched behind the burnout box at the drags, stretched over bleacher railings at indoor car shows.
The passion for cars showed up early on. My parents used to tell me that I'd stand up in the back seat of their car when I was just a few years old, looking out the window and reciting brand names of other cars as they drove by. I'd guess that meant I was doomed from the very beginning...
I got my first camera - a medium format twin lens reflex - from my dad when I was in junior high. In its heyday that camera captured high school sports, drag racing and rodding events, wedding pictures, vacation photos, personal portraits... just a few of the subjects on a long list that hasn't yet been closed. Yes, I still have the camera and yes, it still works.
Since stepping away from active duty as a dirt track racing photographer and regular contributor to "All the Dirt Racing News" and "Hawkeye Racing News", I've still managed to keep my cameras dust-free. I still contribute to the Minnesota Street Rod Association's "Linechaser" monthly, and enjoy capturing shots from assorted gearhead gatherings and other worthy subjects in my neighborhood.
And, of course, posting 'em here!
I'm a hands-on guy. I've built, worked on and driven everything from VW's to street rods to 60's era cruisers. (You can take a peek at some of them here.) While these assorted ventures may have made up an odd mix, they've served me well and the drive has been fun. At this point I've built up enough speed (or maybe, soaked up enough 40-weight!) that I just can't seem to slow down. If this is a curse I don't want the cure.
If you see me down the road, you'll know me by the camera around my neck... and by the gears poking out the top of my noggin!