These are a few pics from an article I shot for the Early 911S Registry’s quarterly publication ESSES – vol 19, number 4, Nov 2009 winter issue. It was my last issue as the art director/designer for this hardcore early 911 mag. I convinced my good friend and co-founder of the R Gruppe, Cris Huergas, to write the article which was about NorCal’s awesome adventure to a shop in Hayward, CA that builds 907K replicas, Daytona winner in the ’60s, from factory molds and blueprints. It was a phenomenal day of the winning trio – good friends, German hot rods and authentic Mexican food!

In re: to the photography, the black and white cars were resting on black and white checkered floors. I wanted to emphasize their lack of color by removing the slight yellow color cast from the shop lights and enhance the surrounding colors. The panoramic is a true 180 degree shot accomplished by taking several overlapping shots and stitched together in Photoshop.

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  1. Cris Huergas says:

    Hi Bob

    I’ve been watching this site since you let it out of the bag a few weeks ago. Great idea bro, I’m glad things are happening for you. If I was younger than you, I would say “when I grow up, I wanna be like Bob Tilton” but being its the way around, I just wanna say Y0U DA MAN!!!

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Bob Tilton says:

    Thanks Cris! I’ll never forget, back when I was first coming on to the scene, you insisted I parked next to you at the designated R Gruppe corral at Blackhawk. I was too ashamed of my car back then and parked it way…way far away.

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