2014 Year in Review

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2014 has been an incredible year full of new direction, adventures and faces from all over the world. As many of you know, but some of you still may not, I decided at the start of 2014 to narrow my photography focus to automotive alone. This was in hopes to allow me to better my skills and experience in the automotive field and to allow room to take on more automotive jobs. Reflecting back, I am very happy that I can say I achieved both those goals. I am also very thankful for those around me who helped me get here. I must give my biggest thanks to my wife Kristen, who pushes and challenges me, helps me to overcome many fears, and even helps out on shoots on occasion. I am also so grateful to every one of my clients, those new, and those who have continued to provide work for me over the years and also so grateful to close friends and mentors who have helped me become better in my craft and business.

My goals for 2015 are that I can take my photography to new levels, meet and work with many more new people, collaborate with other artists in Vancouver, print and hang more of my work, and get out to photograph even more automotive creations.

Below is a handful of the work I did over 2014. I will start though, with an intro into this year from 2013. In September 2013 I worked with Mazda Canada to photograph the brand new 2014 Mazda 3 all over Vancouver during the Media Launch events held at the Westin bayshore a week before the car was released. I still have not released many of these photos to the public yet, so check back for a feature on this soon.
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In June, 2014 I embarked on a 6 day joint adventure with Mazda Canada, Mazda Australia, and two Aussie journalists in Alaska. I documented an entire road trip from Anchorage to up past the Arctic Circle to the town of Wiseman(pop. 14), and back down to Fairbanks in time for the Midnight Sun Festival in two brand new Mazda 3’s during the longest days of the year. We travelled the stunning Denali Highway, as well as the Dalton Highway, or Haul Road as made famous by the TV show Ice Road Truckers. The main feature for these photos was in a 10 page spread across Australia’s biggest motoring publication, Wheels Magazine, released in September 2014. Much, much more from this to come. The 3 photos below are the first I have released from this trip.
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Working with Volkswagen Canada magazine to cover GTI display at the Vancouver International Auto Show.
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The Dilawri Groups’s new Audi Downtown Vancouver Dealership Exclusive Grand Opening
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1964 Porsche 356 SC for Jakobs Porsche Specialists.
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Shop photos for RWM & Co
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A 1969 Porsche 911 E, and a 1974 Porsche 914-6 for Jakobs Porsche Specialists.
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A Mk7 Volkswagen GTI I shot for CTS Turbo
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All the marketing shots for Fast Track Karting in Langley.
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Alliance Concrete Pumps has been a regular client whom I’ve photographed many trucks for and most recently their own facility where they build the trucks. Many of the shots are used across their websites and catalogues.
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I covered a number of completed construction projects for the Maxx Group of Companies including this Esso Station and on The Run.
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HPA Motorsports have put out a number of projects this year that I have covered as well. Amongst getting a cover feature of their red Jeep YJ TDI build on 4WDrive magazine earlier in the year, here are a few of the projects I have shots for them this year.

A Jeep Cherokee TDI build
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An Audi TT from Hawaii with almost 450HP, one of HPA’s SEMA builds for 2014.
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HPA’s 740HP Twin Turbo 3.6L 7 speed DSG Golf R went down to SEMA and won the Best European Import award.
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The last of the SEMA builds is one that I have extensively covered for HPA. A Jeep JK to TDI conversion. Over the next few months my photos of this build will be featured in several issues of 4WDrive Magazine.
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I also made it to some amazing car events this year that I hope to hit in 2015 as well.

The Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna
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The Leavenworth Drive in Washington
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The Italian Car Show in North Vancouver
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The Dundarave Porsche Show n’ Ride in West Vancouver. My photos of this event were used in the Porsche Club of America | Canada West Region‘s members newsletter “Timberline” July/Aug. 2014 issue.
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The Great Canadian VW Show, look for a magazine feature of this later in January.
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And the Classic Car Adventures Thanksgiving Day Sea to Sky Run
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2014 was also a great year on the non-business front. Kristen and I moved out of the suburbs and into the city of Vancouver. It’s been a dream of ours from before we got married, and we finally did it last January. We are so happy with the move, and we absolutely love our neighbourhood, love all the new friends we have met, and love being right in the city.
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I’ve been working on becoming more experienced with bicycle mechanics and in the process I restored this vintage Apollo bike.
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Kristen Graduated from UBC and started a new job!
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We did some small roadtrips…

A Bowen Island getaway
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A Similkameen Valley wine tasting roadtrip
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Cabin time in Barriere, BC
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And a very big roadtrip:

All the way down to Carmel, California along the coast, and back up to Vancouver along the coast.
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Made it to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Got to see the first public unveiling of the new model Mazda MX-5 Miata, and also got to drive the infamous corkscrew on the raceway.
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It has been a really great year. One that we feel we have worked hard towards over the last few years to attain. We are looking forward to 2015 and what it will bring, and what we will make of it!
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Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride 2014

The Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride is a must attend event every year for me. It’s a laid back atmosphere with beautiful Porsches of all years, great conversation with owners, builders, restorers, and friends, as well as good coffee and food all right on the main strip in the little West Vancouver village. It’s an event not to be missed if you are any bit into Porsches, which of course, I am.

Official Event Page: http://showandride.ca/

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2013 Photos: https://andrewholliday.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/dundarave-porsche-show-ride/

All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Italian Car Show at Lonsdale

With a limited amount of time on Sunday, I decided to stop by the beginnings of the Father’s Day Italian Car Show at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver before hitting the Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride. In hindsight, I should’ve done things the other way around, as the Italian collectors seemed a bit slower on the arrival then the Porsche guys who were out in full force between 10 and 11am over in West Vancouver. There were only about 15 cars out when I arrived at Lonsdale at 10am, but my were they gorgeous. The Maserati 3500 GT Superleggera and the Alfa Romeo 1600Z pictured below were two that caught my eyes right away. No Ferrari’s or Lamborghini’s had arrived yet, which was actually kind of nice as it allowed me to focus in closely on the details of just a few cars, the Alfa Romeos, the Fiats, Maseratis, and Lancias. I love the details, I love seeing all the interesting little things that these more unique cars came with. Todays vehicles just can’t compare in any way.

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All works © Andrew Holliday Photography 2014

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Salzburg Rally Beetle | Retro Cars Magazine Cover Feature

Pacing the roads of the Sea to Sky Highway in BC is one place you may spot this 1971 Beetle built by Dave Hord, but don’t be fooled by the clean appearance portrayed in these images because you’ll also find this car tearing up the dirt roads all around the forests and mountains along the Sea to Sky.

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Never having met before, Dave called me up one day regarding his beetle, saying he knew that he wanted me to shoot it, and that the shoot should be featured in Retro Cars Magazine, and that it needed to be done before it hit the dirt. I was very flattered, and couldn’t wait to shoot the car. Dave’s plans definitely did come to fruition as the car was completed, the shoot was done, it was featured in Retro Cars Magazine November 2013 issue(It even made the cover!), and now he drives it daily and competes in Rallycross events and Time Speed Distance Rallies with it.

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The car was built to resemble an original 71′-73′ Porsche Austria(the official importers of Volkswagen at the time) Salzburg Rally Beetle, but underneath it’s retro livery is much more modern equipment, giving this car performance that could put Porsches to shame in the twisties. This is what I hear anyway. Dave has yet to take me for a ride in it… eh hem…Dave.

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While Dave’s time, hard work, mechanical skill, and attention to detail can be clearly seen in his Beetle, you can also see that his qualities extend to many other areas of his life and one of those is putting on some great events. Dave and a good friend of his, Warwick Patterson run Classic Car Adventures and they put together some amazing classic car road rallies in British Columbia. I have featured two of their events in the past here: 2013 Thanksgiving Sea To Sky Run, 2012 Thanksgiving Sea To Sky Run

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View the Magazine Feature in full HERE.  Scroll down to “Cover Feature ‘Saltzburg Spirit’ in November 2013 Issue of Retro Cars Magazine” after the jump.

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Shoutouts:

Geoff Peterson | Canada Customs & Hotrods // Rob Frose | AVR Import Specialties

All works © Andrew Holliday 2014.
Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Andrew Holliday.

Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride

This was a fantastic event put on the PCA-CWR. Live music, plenty of places to find good food right around the venue, and a lot of beautiful Porches to enjoy! www.showandride.ca

Be sure to check out the event next year!

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