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Drew Phillips

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Born with an eye for lighting and composition, Drew Phillips has had a fascination for photographing cars since picking up a 35mm camera at an early age. That passion for capturing automobiles through a lens led him to move to Southern California where he earned a degree in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University. After graduating, he became a full time freelance automotive photojournalist, earning a reputation for a clean and simple style of photography. Along with his contributions to Autoblog.com, Drew’s work can be seen in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and web sites from around the world.

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    Los Angeles: 2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition shows our kind of snakeskin
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    When I was out in the desert with my new, old buddy Ralph Gilles, we started shooting the breeze about matte paint jobs. Photo-ninja Drew Phillips had driven out to shoot the SRT Viper TA event, and had grabbed the keys to our matte gray Hyundai Veloster Turbo for the journey. Pointing to the ...

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    SEMA: Ford Racing debuts twin-turbo Mustang Cobra Jet Concept [w/video]
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    Last year at SEMA, Chevrolet absolutely stole the show with its COPO Camaro Concept. Not to be upstaged by their Bowtie counterparts, the boys over at the Blue Oval have countered with the car you see here, the Mustang Cobra Jet Concept. Built by Ford Racing and based on the 2013 Mustang Cobra Jet, ...

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    Motorsports: The sights and sounds of the Nissan DeltaWing at Petit Le Mans [w/video]
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    After being sideswiped at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and suffering a a similar accident during a practice session last week, the Nissan DeltaWing was in danger of becoming known for its crashes more than its racing prowess or unique appearance. That's why we hoped the racecar, competing in ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 ALMS champions crowned at Petit Le Mans
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    The American Le Mans Series headed to Braselton, GA this past weekend for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans and the conclusion of its 2012 season. While some of the championships had already been decided earlier in the season – the Corvette team had already captured the manufacturer, team and ...

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    Motorsports: Running order set for 2012 Petit Le Mans
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    The 15th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is slated for this weekend, and there promises to be plenty of exciting racing in the last event of the American Le Mans Series. Despite being dropped from the World Endurance Championship in favor of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the field of cars ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan DeltaWing repaired and ready for action at Petit Le Mans
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    After first watching the scary crash of the Nissan DeltaWing at Road Atlanta yesterday, we were worried that the one-off racecar wouldn't be ready for Petit Le Mans on Saturday. We needn't have worried, though, as the car has been quickly repaired by the Highcroft Racing Team in plenty of time. In ...

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    Racer Paul Brown passes away at age 43
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    The motorsports community lost one of its best this past week. Paul Brown, 43, succumbed to his battle with skin cancer on Saturday, less than eight months after he was initially diagnosed with the disease. Not only a talented driver, Brown was known for his kindness, work ethic, sense of humor and ...

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    Motorsports: Formula Drift crowns its 2012 champion
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    Coming into the last event of the Formula Drift season no less than seven drivers had a chance at winning the championship. Vaughn Gittin Jr., the 2010 champion, was the odds-on favorite, entering the final with a size points lead gained from back-to-back wins earlier in the season, but other ...

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    Official: Shelby announces 2013 GT500 Super Snake with up to 850 horsepower
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    When Shelby first launched the GT500 Super Snake in 2007 (or relaunched, if you consider the one-off 1967 prototype), the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 was boosted all the way up to... wait for it... 600 horsepower. Fast-forward just five years and the muscle car landscape looks quite different. The ...

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    Official: Lexus previews LF-CC Concept ahead of Paris debut
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    The Lexus LF-CC, a new two-door hybrid coupe concept, will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month. Featuring the L-finesse design language seen on the LF-LC Concept that debuted in Detroit back in January, the LF-CC Concept is likely a preview of the next-generation Lexus IS that ...

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    Official: SRT Viper GTS-R stars in Forza's September Car Pack [w/video]
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    Forza Motorsport added the 2013 SRT Viper to its extensive collection of cars as part of a free DLC back in June, but with the launch of the Viper GTS-R in ALMS this summer we knew it was only a matter of time before the racing snake would be included in the game. That time has come, as both the ...

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    Monterey: One-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra debuts as tribute to Carroll
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    The Monterey Peninsula is celebrating all things Shelby this week as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebration. The Cobra in particular will be a part of many events including the Pebble Beach Concours and the Monterey Motorsports Reunion happening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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    Video: Watch Monster Tajima's new electric race car whir up Pikes Peak
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    The car we were most excited to see at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb was undoubtedly Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's new one-off electric racer. The radically styled car, called the 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special, represents a new challenge for the Japanese racer, who has won the ...

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    Video: Watch Monster Tajima's new electric race car whir up Pikes Peak
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    The car we were most excited to see at this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb was undoubtedly Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's new one-off electric racer. The radically styled car, called the 2012 Monster Sport E-Runner Pikes Peak Special, represents a new challenge for the Japanese racer, who has won the ...

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    Motorsports: Records, snow fall at the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    When it comes to Pikes Peak, expect the unexpected. The legendary mountain is known for its ever-changing conditions, and one driving up to the top might experience warm sunshine and a snow storm all in a matter of minutes. That was the case this past weekend at the 90th annual Pikes Peak Hill ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 3 saves the best for last
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    For the first two practice days of this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb, we spent our time on the bottom third of the mountain, first checking out the new contenders of the Electric Division, including Monster Tajima's E-Runner, and for the second day catching up with the old and new faces of the ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 2 brings out the big guns [w/video]
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    During the first practice day of the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb we checked out Monster Tajima's new electric-powered E-runner and watched the Vintage and Exhibition divisions roar up the mountain. Our second day, however, was reserved for the fastest of the groups – Unlimited, Time Attack and ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Practice Day 1 is the beginning of a new era
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    2012 marks a special year for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For the first time in the event's 96-year history, the entire course is paved, beginning a new era in the Race to the Clouds. While many are bemoaning the loss of the gravel and dirt (us included – the dirt was great for ...

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    Motorsports: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution crashes on first practice day of Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    Mitsubishi had high hopes for this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, entering a production i-MiEV and a radical racing version called the i-MiEV Evolution into the ever-growing Electric Division. We had our eye on the Evolution model in particular, as the car was specially developed for ...

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    Motorsports: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution crashes on first practice day of Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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    Mitsubishi had high hopes for this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, entering a production i-MiEV and a radical racing version called the i-MiEV Evolution into the ever-growing Electric Division. We had our eye on the Evolution model in particular, as the car was specially developed for ...

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