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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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    Official: Completed Bugatti Type 64 Coupe to make debut at Quail Motorsports Gathering
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    If you're one of the Autoblog faithful you might remember our story on the Bugatti Type 64 Coupe chassis on display at the Mullin Automotive Museum, one of just three built by the French carmaker before the death of Jean Bugatti. At the time, we told you the museum had plans to finalize the ...

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    Auctions: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder added to RM's Monterey auction
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    The Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder may have been introduced to the mainstream by the classic 1986 John Hughes' film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (of course, that car was a replica), but the iconic convertible has long been one of the most desirable collector cars for those in the know. With a little ...

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    Motorsports: Ford Mustang race teams sit out Mid-Ohio race in protest of SCCA rules [w/video]
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    The Ford Mustang Boss 302S race car dominated the inaugural season of the GTS class in the SCCA World Challenge, with Paul Brown of the Tiger Racing team winning five races and capturing the driver's championship. That wasn't necessarily a surprise, though, as the class was developed in part for ...

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    Auctions: Roush, Greg Biffle build custom Ford F-150 SVT Raptor for charity [w/video]
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    We normally associate Roush Performance with the Ford Mustang, but the company's latest project involves the F-150 SVT Raptor. The tuner has teamed up with Greg Biffle, who drives for the Roush Fenway Racing in NASCAR, on the build as part of the Sherwin-Williams Planet Color All-Star Charity ...

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    Auctions: George Clooney auctioning off his Tesla Roadster for charity
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    Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction set for next month just got a little more interesting, with George Clooney's very own Tesla Roadster added to the docket. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic paint, Clooney's Tesla is number eight of the original "Signature 100" built in 2008 and comes ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus Evora GX to race in U.S. Grand-Am series
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    The Lotus Evora has taken many forms as a race car over the past few years, starting in 2009 with the Type 124 Endurance Racer built for the FIA GT. Since then, Lotus has developed a GT4 Cup version designed for a one-make series, the Evora GTE that currently competes in the GT class of the ALMS ...

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    Report: McLaren F1 successor may be shown privately at Pebble
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    A new report from CarsUK.net suggests that McLaren's F1 successor will be privately shown to a select group of wealthy clients in Pebble Beach during the Monterey Car Week next month. This isn't the first time a supercar maker has done an exclusive preview in Monterey, as the likes of Ferrari and ...

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    Official: Audi reveals refreshed 2013 R8 lineup [w/video]
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    It's hard to believe that Audi launched the R8 a full seven years ago. Since that time, the automaker has kept the two-seat sports car fresh with several changes including the addition of the roofless Spyder, an optional V10 and the sportier GT model, but now Audi has determined that it's finally ...

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    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport World Record Edition visits the Mullin Museum
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    The last time we visited the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA, it was to see the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which was the world's most expensive car at the time with an estimated purchase price of $30-$40 million. Nearly two years later we found ourselves back in the museum, this time ...

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    Official: Mansory goes stealth with Aventador-based limited edition Carbonado
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    We got our first look at this carbon-clad Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 from Mansory at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, but at the time, we didn't have many details on the car except that its massive V12 had been massaged to produce 754 horsepower and 553 pound-feet torque. Now the German ...

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    Official: Vaughn Gittin Jr. reveals 2013 Mustang RTR [w/video]
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    Last year Formula Drift star Vaughn Gittin Jr. let us go for a quick drive in his 2011 Mustang RTR, and while we were impressed with the styling and price, the harsh suspension tuning and lack of performance options left us wanting. Gittin must have taken our review to heart, as he unveiled the ...

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    Motorsports: Travis Pastrana, Dodge Dart get first RallyCross win [w/video]
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    Travis Pastrana has had a tough start to 2012, wrecking out of nearly every race he's entered. The Global RallyCross Championship has been particularly frustrating, with the Red Bull Motorsports driver finishing 8th and 15th in the first two events of the season and failing to make its past the ...

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    Report: $30 million Ferrari 250 GTO crashed on 50th anniversary tour
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    It often seems that cars worth millions of dollars are kept under lock and key in climate-controlled garages, never to see the open road. Christopher Cox's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is not one of the those cars. The American investor drives the car, one of just 39 built, regularly and has participated ...

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    Auctions: Gooding hoping for new world record with 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K von Krieger Special Roadster
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    Last year, Gooding & Company smashed the record for the highest amount paid for a car at auction when the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Prototype sold for $16.39 million at Pebble Beach. Now the auction house looks to break that record with an ultra-rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K von Krieger Special ...

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    Motorsports: X Games 18 RallyCross [w/videos] [spoilers]
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    RallyCross is quickly becoming one of the X Games' most exciting events, with many of the most popular athletes flocking to four wheels in the past few years. For X Games 18 this past weekend, the lineup of drivers was the most impressive yet, with eight-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb accepting ...

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    Video: RallyCross driver shorts jump in X Games practice
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    The skill displayed by drivers in the RallyCross competition at X Games, particularly with the jump, makes it easy to forget just how dangerous the sport can be. Everyone was reminded of that earlier today, however, when Finnish driver and X Games rookie Toomas Heikkinen shorted the 50-foot gap, ...

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    Official: Shelby reveals updated 2013 GT350 with new colors and options
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    Carroll Shelby may have passed away last month, but that doesn't mean his company has stopped producing new vehicles. Today, Shelby American announced that it has updated the GT350 for 2013 with new options and an expanded range of color options. Customers can now choose from any of the Ford ...

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    Official: Pikes Peak Hill Climb postponed due to Colorado wildfire
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    The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been officially postponed after race officials met with the U.S. Forest Service yesterday afternoon. The event was originally scheduled to run on July 8th, with technical inspections starting July 3rd, but a wildfire in the area, which ...

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    Motorsports: Pikes Peak Hill Climb facing cancellation over Colorado wildfires?
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    The 90th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in danger of being postponed or cancelled altogether as wildfires close in on Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire, which began several days ago and is ravaging the mountains just west of the city, has already burned more than 15,000 ...

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    Auctions: Custom Toyota Tundra pickup raises $100,000 for charity at Barrett-Jackson
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    If you take just a quick glance at this 2011 Toyota Tundra you might think that it's had a pretty hard life, but a closer look reveals that the rusty appearance is actually a custom paint job from Sherwin-Williams. Built by NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer as a tribute to America's Heartland, the truck ...

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