Frequent readers of our blog might recognise the name Richard Dole. (Those of you who don’t, click here and here to catch up with the rest of us.) Now, Richard is back with another story for speed freaks and motor heads. Here it is, in his own words.
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity over the past 10 months to photograph the development of the latest racing car from Nissan. The Japanese car company is returning to the Le Mans 24 Hour race in France and the World Endurance Championship series competing at the highest level with their new GT-R LM NISMO prototype.
Ten days before Christmas I was at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas to photograph the car for the first time in full race trim. Also on location was a 150 person film crew producing the Nissan Super Bowl ad in which the racing car would make its worldwide debut. My assignment was to produce images for the print and online collateral material that would be released as soon as the TV ad aired.