IndyCar and Flickr

Posted on: April 16, 2010 | Comments(9) | New Media | By: Daniel

You may have noticed on our IndyCar.com, through Facebook or on Twitter that we’re being pretty active on Flickr.com this year. For those of you not familiar with Flickr, it’s a photo sharing site with a devoted community of professional photographers and people that just like to snap away. This site allows us to upload unlimited images (and video under 90 seconds) and add metadata, like titles, descriptions, tags even geo-location. It’s another arena online for us to share the IndyCar experience and get to know our online fans. We’ve taken a diverse approach in 2010 by offering pics of drivers, teams, cars, fans, tracks, food, celebs, you name it. We want everyone to know what a great experience attending a race can be.

Some Flickr stats from our account

Some Flickr stats from our account

Just like this blog, we would love to know what you want to see on Flickr. If you have specific suggestions for the types of images you want to view from each event, we would like to know – we’ll grab them for you. And if you haven’t seen any of the images yet, you can view all of them here.

While you think about it, I thought I would share some of my favorite pics from the first 3 events of 2010. BTW, we’re averaging about 200 image uploads per race event.

Tools

I love this shot, it gives a glimpse into what it takes to make these cars run

Getting the car out

Teams work some serious long hours. Not sure all the fans know this.

Front straight

A beautiful shot at the beautiful Barber Motorsports Park.

Off target

This pictures says 'Speed' to me.

Sean Combs!

Well, it is Puff Daddy at the IZOD IndyCar Race to the Party Hollywood event

Those are just a few images from the early part of the season. Have any ideas for photo opps at our races? Leave a comment and we’ll take care of it. Thanks!

Comments

There are 9 comments for this post.

  1. Vicki H. on April 17, 2010 12:11 pm
    Vicki H.

    DI – they need to give you a raise . . . LOVE all the artsy shots, not just cars on track but the stories behind the cars. Stay on it!

  2. Fabiano on April 17, 2010 12:44 pm
    Fabiano

    Backstage photos, like the one of the toolbox and that one of the team taking the car out of the truck are really good. You’re right, we fans don’t see all the work the teams have to put drivers on the track!

  3. Andy Bernstein on April 17, 2010 1:13 pm
    Andy Bernstein

    One photo of Penske’s third sway bar installation, please.

    The TCGR rear view shot from Barber is excellent. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Brian Hubbard on April 17, 2010 8:42 pm
    Brian Hubbard

    I really like that so many photos are being added to the Flickr page. These are a really easy to access and navigate. I’ve subscribed the RSS feed so that I see all the new photos once they are loaded. Great job!

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