Jim Leggett@jimleggettmedia

Freelance automotive journalist & photographer for hire, amateur machinist, steam locomotive engineer, and hobo of the highway
Photos are taken by me.

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Jim Leggett

Challenger 2's last run, she is now retired as a race car 50 years after being designed with chalk on a garage floor. Moments after Danny Thompson thundered to a new AA/FS record with twin 500 cu. in. nitro-burning motors, he takes in the enormity of his accomplishment in the near silence of a Bonneville sunrise. Like the opera singer in the film The Fifth Element, she sang without limits and is wounded, dripping her blue lifeblood on the salt. The silver leaf name on her flanks is scorched from the flaming exhaust after 5 miles of foot to the floor, lock-to-lock steering, no holds barred racing. There was nothing to lose but everything. #speed #bonnevillesaltflats #bonneville #speedweek #scta #utah #racecar #mickeythompson #mickeythompsontires #landspeedracing #landspeedrecord #fast #nitro #nitromethane #dannythompson #challenger2 @thompsonlsr @ballwatch @mickeythompsontires @optimabatteries


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Jim Leggett

I had a great early morning photoshoot of this freshly built Model A hot rod. Thanks go to Ian Cameron and the owner Steve S. Location provided by the NcNaughton family of Dalkeith ON. #hotrod #ford #fordmodela #coupe #5windowcoupe #5window #oldcar #oldgarage #memorabilia #carporn #hotrodphotography #carphotography #carphotographer #automotivephotography #autumn #fallcolors #oldsign #firestone #firestonetires


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Jim Leggett

Koupe de Kill - Having some fun with Håkan Karlen's '32 Ford at Speed Week 2018 #ford #racecar #racingcar #coupe #chopped #hotrod #fastcar #landspeedracing #bonnevillesaltflats #bonneville #speed #speedweek #carporn #catsuit #girl #modelling


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Jim Leggett

I really liked this 1940 Ford Coupe owned by Chris Aldrich of Sundre, Alberta. Power comes from a 275 cu. in. Ford V-8. This photo is a blatant hommage to David Perry's iconic (to me) image that caught my imagination many years ago and started my fascination with Bonneville. - Speed Week 2018 #ford #hotrod #coupe #fordcoupe1940 #bonnevillesaltflats #bonneville #utah #horizon #desert #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #speed #racecar #moondisc #mooneyes #racing #racingislife #carporn #automotivephotography


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Jim Leggett

Moving my milling machine. Two years has been too long to be without my old Gorton 8-1/2-D… grunt work is honest work.


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