Motorized Transportation

Challenge series hosted by rponiarski. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Various themes on motorized transportation, including motorcycles, cars, even trains and/or planes.
Finished (42 challenges)
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th October, 2012 GMT
Winner: Healey afternoon
The United Kingdom has always had an interesting motor history, with many marques and some great machines. This is to show your best picture of a motorcycle, automobile or truck that was made in the UK. Please make sure that the name of the marque and model is included in the title and any information on some of the lesser known models (say the Gordon Keeble), would be appreciated, though not...
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 3rd October, 2012 GMT
Winner: 1909 Alco Pittsburgh built 2-8-0 locomotive hauling train on Nevada Northern Railroad
This is a rather simple challenge; any type of motorized transportation which was made before 1940. Car, truck, boat, whatever. You MUST tell us the name of the vehicle as well as the year it was built. Other than that, it is up to you.
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 26th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Granddaughters first day
Being back to school time, what better way to celebrate that showing the transportation that millions of children take daily. Show us your best photo of a school bus, with students if possible but not required.
Entries: 51
Winners announced: 19th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: DPReview BMW Motorrad side 2 005
OK, we had a challenge for BMW cars, this one is for the motorcycles. Whether it is a GS, R or any other two wheeled variant, as long as it is a BMW bike, we are good.
38. Lotus
Entries: 44
Winners announced: 12th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: LotusElise
Another classic English marque, the Lotus was started by Colin Chapman and is known for its sports cars that are light and basic. This is a challenge to show off a Lotus car. The car needs to be in the shot, but otherwise it is up to you.
37. Jaguar
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 5th September, 2012 GMT
Winner: JAC_8839
This is for the car, not the animal. Another great car marque, started by Sir William Lyons and continuing to the present day, it can be considered one of the defining cars of the UK. This is for your best shot of a Jaguar car. The car must be in the shot and recognizable as a Jaguar, otherwise it is up to you.
36. Lambo
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 29th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: Going Green
Lamborghini is more than a car company. Originally started by a maker of farm machinery as he couldn't buy a Ferrari, it is now a maker of some of the most outrageous automobiles in the world. The challenge here is to show the best shot of a Lamborghini (a tractor would be awesome here) that you have. Any thing else in the shot is fine, just make sure the car is there.
35. Mopar
Entries: 34
Winners announced: 22nd August, 2012 GMT
Winner: IMG_9412_s
Mopar is the high performance arm of the Chrysler Corporation, so this is a challenge to show a high performance Chrysler product. The car must be in the shot, and it must clearly be a Chrysler, Plymouth or Dodge car, otherwise it is up to you.
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 15th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: 100116-ci
This challenge is to show a commercial airliner, either on the ground, in the air, or even in the airplane itself. People can be in the shot, but are not mandatory. Only jet airliners are allowed and you need to be able to see it is a jet airliner. Otherwise, go for it!
Entries: 57
Winners announced: 8th August, 2012 GMT
Winner: American Motor Car Company
There are many companies that have produced motorized vehicles, many of which are no longer with us. Brands such as Oldsmobile, Isetta, De Tomaso and others have made much loved machines, but they just haven't been able to stick around into the 21rst Century. This challenge is to show your best photo of a vehicle whose maker no longer exists. Please tell us who made the vehicle, when and where...
32. Benz
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 1st August, 2012 GMT
Winner: 1956 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
Mercedes Benz is one of the oldest and most prestigious brands out there, with a history that spans over 100 years. This challenge is for you to show a Mercedes, old or new, in any form you want. It needs to be a Benz, so some sort of recognizable feature needs to be in the shot, but otherwise it is up to you.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 25th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Harley
As the title says, this one is for a shot of a vehicle with a lot of chrome on it. It needs to be a car, truck, bike, boat, anything with a motor and a lot of chrome.
30. Triumph
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 18th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Glen Richards, Triumph 675
Steve McQueen rode one, most famously in the move "The Great Escape" and if the King of Cool had one it had to be a great bike. Since then the brand has changed a lot, but it is still a great motorcycle. This challenge is for your best shot of a Triumph bike (not the cars, please). The bike needs to be in the shot, but otherwise it is up to you.
Entries: 17
Winners announced: 11th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Full carbon Ninja!
Kawasaki is a large company, but makes some of the most awesome motorcycles around, from the orignal Z900 to their current range of Ninja sportbikes and cruisers. Show us a photo of a Kawasaki motorcycle, cruiser, sportbike, naked, whatever. The bike needs to be in the shot and be a Kawasaki, but otherwise the shot is up to you.
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 4th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Cal Crutchlow
Honda, the company, was built on motorcycles and it remains the largest maker of motorcycles in the world. The challenge is to show your best photo of a Honda MOTORCYCLE! Any shots with Honda cars will be disqualified; there will be a separate challenge for their cars in the future. The motocycle needs to be in the shot, but otherwise it is up to you.
Entries: 101
Winners announced: 27th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Chased by a Land Shark
BMW has long been considered one of the best drivers cars in the world. From the low priced 1 Series to the luxurious 7 Series, BMW has made some great machines. Your challenge is to show your best shot of what BMW is the ultimate driving machine and how the cars best represent that ideal. A BMW needs to be in the shot, but beyond that it is up to your imagination.
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 20th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Alfa Romeo 12C-36
There are many countries that make cars, but there is only one country that makes cars with a soul; Italy. Here is a challenge to show off the best shot you have of an Italian car, from the lowliest Fiat to the most expensive Ferrari. The car needs to be in the picture, but how you show the beauty and soul of the machine is up to you. Forza!
25. 'Vette
Entries: 71
Winners announced: 13th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: 63Vette0113_FINALweb
The prototype American sportscar, the Chevy Corvette is an icon on 4 wheels. This is your chance to show your best picture of this classic, though modern 'Vettes are allowed. No toy cars of models and a Corvette needs to be in the shot, otherwise it is up to you to show the Corvette as you see it. Enjoy!
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 6th June, 2012 GMT
Winner: mazda mx5
Mazda is a small, enthusiast oriented car company which has made fun to drive a priority (I own no Mazda stock, but have owned 2 myself and my son has an RX-8). This challenge is to show a Mazda, any model, and how it relates to having fun. No to or model cars allowed and a Mazda must be in the picture, but otherwise it is up to you. Zoom, Zoom!!!
23. Ferrari!
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 30th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: 250 SWB Ferrari
The quintessential supercar, the Maranello firm is the perhaps the best known marque in the world. Here is a challenge to show your best picture of what Ferrari means to you and to the automotive scene. A Ferrari needs to be in the picture, but otherwise the shot is up to you. Avanti!
22. Duc!
Entries: 32
Winners announced: 23rd May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sport 1000 a classic reinvented
Ducati is perhaps the premier sportbike maker in the world, with many racing successes and an extremely loyal owner base. Your challenge is to show your best shot of a Ducati, which needs to be evident in the shot. Beyond that it is up to you.
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 16th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
The Bar and Shield is the symbol of one of the most famous motorcycles in the world, Harley Davidson. The challenge is to show us your best picture of a Harley (no clones or Japanese cruisers, please). It must be a Harley and recognized as one in the shot, but beyond that it is up to you.
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 9th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Classics All Around
This challenge is for lovers of the Lincoln's, hot rodded or just plain. Show us your best picture that has a Lincoln in it, and it must be evident that it is a Lincoln. Beyond that, up to you to show us what a Lincoln can be!
Entries: 14
Winners announced: 2nd May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Theme Park
'Til your Daddy takes the T-Bird away! That line from a famous song is also about our next motorized challenge. The Beach Boys were talking about the Ford Thunderbird and so am I. This is for your best picture of a T-Bird. It needs to be in the picture and I would like to see some relationship to the idea in the song title, in other words having fun with you Thunderbird. People are not...
18. Wheelie!
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 25th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Billy McConnell - British Superbikes 2008
Another motorcycle themed challenge. A wheelie is really showing off on a bike and I want you to show me the best picture of a wheelie that you can. The bike needs to be in the shot and the front wheel needs to be shown off the ground, otherwise it is up to you what else you want to put in the picture. Good luck and ride safe!
17. Supercar!
Entries: 94
Winners announced: 18th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Ode to Gandini
The supercar is one of the ultimate machines. Sleek, powerful and rare, the supercar is the dream machine of just about every young person. This challenge is for your best photo of a supercar, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Spiker, etc. The car needs to be in the shot and be recognizable, but beyond that it is up to you.
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 11th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_7650a-Edit-3
The Ford Mustang is the seminal American Pony car. It has been around since the early '60's and may be the definitive American machine. This challenge is for your best picture of a Ford Mustang. The car must be recognized as a Mustang and needs to be in the picture, but other than that it is up to you what you want in the shot.
Entries: 31
Winners announced: 4th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
Another racing themed challenge, this one for motorcycle fans. Your best shot of a racing motorcycle (no toys or models) is what I am looking for. It can be a static race bike, in motion or what ever you like, just make sure the bike is recognizable. Good luck and get those knees down!
Entries: 96
Winners announced: 28th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sébastien Loeb
This is a challenge for all race car fans. This is for your best picture of a race car (must be a real one, not a toy model). This is only for cars, other racing shots will be disqualified. The race car needs to be in the shot, though after that it is up to you. Static shots of the cars are fine as well. Good luck and the green flag is out!
Entries: 158
Winners announced: 21st March, 2012 GMT
Winner: FRANK ANDIVER - PONTE DEL DIAVOLO
Here is another motorized transport challenge, this one for train lovers. Show us your best shot that has a train in it (full train, not a child's train set). The rest of the shot is up to you, but it must have a train in it. Electric, diesel, steam, it is all good!
12. Wings
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 14th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Determination
Another motorized transportation challenge, this one for pilots or others who like planes and flying. This is for any aircraft with a motor. No gliders, please. Any thing else in the shot is fine, as long as there is an aircraft. Blimps and zeppelins are fine, but no hot air craft.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 7th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Standing on top a Mountain
Another motorized transportation challenge, this one for all the nautical types. It is pretty simple; show me your best picture of a boat, in the water. No sail boats allowed, as this is for boats with a motor. From a dingy with an outboard motor to an aircraft carrier, as long as it is a boat and in the water, we're good.
Entries: 129
Winners announced: 29th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Rat Rod on the Bonneville salt
As we know, hot rods are a really fine part of the car club scene. This one is for your best picture of a hot rod, which can have been taken at an auto show, car club or even just out and about. Detail shots are fine as well, as sometimes the small details are really the best.
Entries: 123
Winners announced: 22nd February, 2012 GMT
Winner: '58 Chevy
This one is about trucks. Any picture must have a truck of some kind in it, but otherwise it is up to you to show "what a long, strange trip it's been" as the Grateful Dead said. Enjoy!
8. The One
Entries: 111
Winners announced: 15th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: 1971 Alfa GTV 1750
Another in my series of vehicle challenges, and this is the simplest. Post your best picture of your machine, whether car, bike, truck of even a moped. The machine needs to be in the photo, but other than that it is up to you if there is anything else in the shot. It should be a machine that you either own or owned; no pictures of show cars or from an auto show.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 8th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: FOR SALE...and how
This challenge is really what the title says: for your best photo of a vehicle for sale. Can be on a lot, in front of your home, anywhere that it can be seen that the vehicle is up for sale. Anything else in the photo is fine, but you need to show that the vehicle is being sold.
Entries: 161
Winners announced: 1st February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Old Truck
At the end of the day, even the best cared for vehicle stops working, either from old age, an accident or just no known reason, which can be frustrating as all heck! This challenge is to show a motorized vehicle (car, bike golf cart, whatever) in a condition that it is never going to work any more. Please, if you do shoot an accident, no blood or gore in the shot. This is about the machine, not...
Entries: 159
Winners announced: 25th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Back To The Car Show.
Auto/bike shows are a part of the vehicle culture. This is a challenge for you to show your best photo taken at an auto/moto show. People can be in the shot at your choice, but it should try to express what being at an auto/moto show is all about.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 18th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Open Road
Motorcycles and photography are great together. This challenge is to show your best photo taken with a motorcycle in it. Can be a trip you took, a bike you saw on the road, or anything that have a motorcycle in it.
Entries: 62
Winners announced: 11th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Bourget Chopper
Custom motorcycles are a big part of the motorcycle scene. This is for the best picture that you have taken of a custom/chopper/cruiser bike. It can be at a bike show, on the road or even in your driveway, any picture that captures the "outlaw" lifestyle on two wheels.
Entries: 48
Winners announced: 4th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Shooting the breeze
Summers are for cruising in you custom car, on your bike or in a vintage machine. This challenge is for your best pictures taken at your local cruise night hangout. The car/bike should be in the picture, but any photo you feel best illustrates what a cruise night is what we are looking for.
Entries: 199
Winners announced: 28th December, 2011 GMT
Winner: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Taking a road trip lets you see the country, meet new people and have a good time. This challenge is for any picture that best illustrates the idea of a road trip. A vehicle should be in the picture, but isn't required if the intention is there.