Let’s set the scene a little…..
It’s Monterey Car Week and we have been standing in the sun and heat all day at The Quail. We’ve had an outstanding day talking to people about the One:1 we had on display there but 9 hours of continuous chatting in the California heat takes a greater toll than you think.
Technically speaking, The Quail finished at around 4pm. That’s when people started filing out. We still had another two hours of chatting with the die-hards while we waited for a truck to get in and pick up the One:1 we had on display there. And then we had a deadline to meet for a quickly arranged photoshoot at Laguna Seca racetrack.
Were we tired? You bet. Was it worth the effort? Absolutely!!
We contacted ace photographer Julia LaPalme, who works as Photo Editor for MotorTrend Magazine and was in town for Monterey Car Week. Julia has worked with Koenigsegg before, most recently shooting images of the Agera HH as Lewis Hamilton drove it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas during this year’s Gumball 3000. Julia was more than happy to accompany us for the shoot at Laguna Seca.
Below: Chassis #99, the Agera HH, in Las Vegas. Photo by Julia LaPalme
It was just before 7pm before we got away from The Quail Lodge and Golf Club. Laguna Seca is normally a 25 minute drive from there but this is one of the biggest events at Monterey Car Week and even though it had finished, the traffic was still thick enough to have pleading with the sun to set super-slow on the horizon.
As you can see, we got there and unloaded the One:1 from the truck just in time. We quickly got some shots in motion before parking the One:1 near the famous ‘corkscrew’ for some final shots with the last light of the day in the background.
Julia was able to work some serious magic that day and the results are breathtaking!
The car shown is the Koenigsegg One:1 chassis #112, the final One:1 built by the company and the only One:1 to reside in the United States.
Koenigsegg was a guest at the Michelin stand at Laguna Seca for two days during Monterey Car Week.
Written by Steven Wade