Category Archives: Off Road

X-fighters Brasília

Somewhere around 100,000 people took the Esplanada dos Ministérios, in Brasilia to watch a dozen of the best and most insane bike riders ever seen. It was the second stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters 2011. A record attendance was established, and the event was a skill and boldness extravaganza. The complexity of the presentations, […]

Also posted in Brazil| Leave a comment

Grand Prix of the Amazon

No Formula 1, no rally or boat racing. The GP of the Amazon is a Jerico motor racing. Did not understand? Think about a bunch of cars made ​​in the back yard with well pump engines and junkyard parts, running on a muddy track named Jericódromo. This is the formula for making a fun race […]

Also posted in Adventure, Brazil| Leave a comment

5 thousand-star hotel

During the last Dakar Rally, as we crossed the Andes, we arrived in the Chilean city of San Pedro de Atacama around 3 am. After about half an hour knocking on the door of all the hotels and inns that are near each other, we were sure they were all booked. The solution was to […]

Also posted in Adventure| Leave a comment

Dakar 2011

The easiest part of covering the Dakar Rally is to take pictures, at least for us who drive. The chances of all going wrong are there all the time, and one can be sure something will go wrong: the car breaks down at the wrong time, the tire flats repeatedly, the police will not let […]

Also posted in Adventure| 2 Responses

Copiapó shoe

The last Dakar rally had its most interesting and thrilling stretches on the Atacama Desert dunes around Copiapó, at the exact place where the Chilean miners got trapped by a landslide. There were four stages leaving or getting to the camp near the city. On January 10th 2010, the stage left Antofagasta towards Copiapó. Our […]

Posted in Off Road| Leave a comment

Earth’s flavor

Mud bath is not so bad… Wins an ice cream the first to find the photographer. © Cadu Rolim

Posted in Off Road| Leave a comment

Bird’s eye view

For the Sertões International Rally, I have built a low-cost crane to set a second camera. The annoying part of cross-country rallies, is that we only have one chance a day to shoot each vehicle, and this restricts photographers to the editorial/commercial needs, impeding us from risking and making more extravagant experiments. With a second […]

Also posted in Equipment| 2 Responses

Hot wheels

It was a hot dispute at the Mitsubishi Cup last weekend. So hot that car #41 took it seriously and set the sugarcane crop on flames. During the lowest air humidity week in the year, not even 10 fire extinguishers were enough to keep the car from turning into ashes. Next time the driver will […]

Also posted in Hot Wheels, Ooops| Leave a comment