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No Fly Zone AZ III

I’ve been super busy with life and have neglected my site; sorry everyone. I’m pretty active on Instagram and Facebook so please follow me there if you’re not already. If you are already following me,  thanks for your support!

NFZAZ III was an epic event, as should be expected! Tony and the Omega Motorsport crew knows how to run a smooth event and are professionals when it comes to motorsport events, hats off to them! The 3rd visit to Gila Bend Municipal Airport brought out a variety of epic rides whether you fancy GTRs, LS-Swapped S14s, Euro Performance, Exotics or Modern Muscle there was something for everyone. Omega Motorsports will be back in Gila Bend on December 12-13, 2015; if you haven’t participated or spectated an event, you HAVE to check it out. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Hi-Res shots and prints available at a nominal fee by accessing the gallery below. Please email me with any questions – Michael[at]ForgedPhotography[dot]com

Chargers and a Challenger

Southwest Meeting of the Mopars 2015

I nearly forgot to post my coverage from the Southwest Meeting of the Mopars presented by Team Mopar 360 AZ Chapter and Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Avondale.

It was a great evening full of amazing cars, wonderful people and some crazy weather!  Despite some initial wind and blowing dust the night went swimmingly and a good time was had by all.

It was great to see so many local Mopar enthusiasts from so many clubs in one place, a big thanks to all the Mopar 360 folks for the hard work organizing an amazing event. A big thanks to our friends at other local clubs – AZLX, Desert Area Mopar, PHXAMM and Mopar Outlawz (if I missed anyone please let me know!)!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!

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Scottsdale Cars and Coffee – July 2015

So… It’s been far too long since I’ve posted here. I really have spent a majority of my time on my Instagram profile and I’ve neglected my webpage. Sorry about that folks!

I’ve also just been swamped with spending time with my friends & family, my “real job”, private shoots which has pushed things into the backlog. I was getting really focused on only putting out the images that I’d fully edited and I realized that it was at the cost of getting content out at all.

Perfection is the enemy of good, so here are some shots that I thought were good enough without striving for perfection (or my definition thereof). Hope you enjoy!

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No Fly Zone Arizona 2 – March 2015

Well, it’s been far too long since I’ve posted to my site – many apologies! The second No Fly Zone Arizona event was a great success Omega Motorsport sure knows how to arrange an event! They pulled out amazing cars from Exotics such as the 1500hp Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and Porsche 911 to high horsepower American Muscle from all eras including Corvettes, Mustangs, and Camaros.

As usual, the event ran smooth as silk and a great time was had by all. The beasty EVOMS built Porsche 911 set a standing halfmile record of 219mph 0.0. If you haven’t been out to a No Fly Zone event you definitely need to add it to your calendar! There is an event coming up in Shafer, CA on May 2nd, they’ll be in the Midwest (Illinois) on Sept. 19th and 20th, and back in Arizona in October and December of this year. Don’t miss it if you can make it!

I hope you enjoy my coverage; if you like a shot, you can purchase a digital download or various print items in the gallery below:

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5th Annual Bomb Squad Bomb-B-Q

5th Annual Bomb Squad Car Club Bomb-B-Q


Last year something came up and I wasn’t able to make it to the Bomb Squad Car Club’s annual show. When I saw coverage of the 4th annual Bomb-B-Q last year after the event, I realized that I missed out on an awesome event and knew that I had to make it to the next show. I made it this year and boy am I glad that I did, the show was well attended with tons Continue reading

Concours in the Hills 2015

What an amazing day we had in Fountain Hills for the 2nd Annual Concours in the Hills; beautiful weather, beautiful cars and beautiful people. As they say “it doesn’t get better than this”. In just its second year, Concours in the Hills has become THE event to attend, not only for the cars and people but also to support an amazing cause – The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. With over 400 cars, 45 sponsors and 10,000 spectators in attendance, the second annual event shows that the future holds great things for this event for years to come. Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, coordinators and vehicle owners for making this all come together. We are truly privileged to live in a State that has such an amazing automotive community.

The following awards were awarded to this year’s participants:
Best Domestic – Exhibitor’s Choice – Larry Dunn – 1954 Chevrolet Corvette
Best Import – Exhibitor’s Choice – Paul Cully – 1986 Porsche 911
Best of Show – Exhibitor’s Choice – Frank Kolinek – 1969 Tatra 603
Best Domestic – People’s Choice – Bill Pigue – 1938 Chevrolet Sedan
Best Import – People’s Choice – Stefan Russell – 2015 Porsche 918
Best of Show – People’s Choice – Jim Carpenter – 1983 Ferrari 308
Best Motorcycle – Mark Denzin – 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199S
Chubb Award – John Schwann – 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Please visit the gallery below to view and purchase hi-res images from the event. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale to help them further their work with developing the future leaders of our community.

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Arizona Instagram Meet January 2015

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I heard that the last Arizona Instagram meet was pretty legit so I made a point to attend the 1st meet in 2015. I have to say, it was an amazing meet! Never before have I seen such a wide variety of cars, there was Modern Muscle, Old School Muscle, JDM, KDM, Stance Continue reading