WAPA Rally 2016 : Chesapeake Photo Journal
For the past two years, I have served on the board of the Washington Automotive Press Association, specifically in the role as Rally Director for our Fall Ride & Drive Event, the WAPA Rally. At this year’s event we had 150 people and over 50 vehicles to drive on the roads of Kent Island, Maryland. The Rally was held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and its famous Bay Bridge. The location offered no shortage of fabulous photograph locations.
While I was mainly occupied organizing the event, one of our other contributors served as a photographic escort for our Rally Photographer, John Soule of MyImagez.com. The plan was to drive select Rally Cars to pre-scouted photo locations on Kent Island to capture these amazing vehicles with some stunning backdrops. Below is a photo journal I’ve assembled featuring some select images that John captured during the WAPA Rally.
Rolls Royce Dawn at Kent Manor Inn
Toyota 86 at Bay Bridge Airport
Kia Optima Hybrid at Inn at CBBC
Ford Focus RS at Bay Bridge Marina
Volkswagen Golf AllTrack @ Matapeake Pier
Audi TTS at Broad Creek
Nissan Rogue at Kent Narrows Wharf
Subaru Outback at Eastern Shore Farm
Lexus GS F at Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Mazda CX-9 at Chesapeake Heritage Center
Bentley Bentayga & Mulsanne @ Ponchock
Fiat 124 Spider at Sandy Point Lighthouse
Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.