Posted on: June 21, 2011
I write from time to time on this blog. And if you follow this blog or my posts, you’ll notice I often write about Flickr. I mean, a lot.
To date we have uploaded 5,264 photographs or graphics. We have created 100 sets. We administer 11 groups. Our most viewed image has over 5,800 views. Will Power’s jump at Barber Motorsports Park this year has been favorited 26 times. And out most commented image, is Guess the Driver, with 16 comments. Oh, and we have 448 Flickr contacts.
Great photo of Will Power by Paul Webb, LAT Photo USA
I’ve been thrilled with our experience on Flickr so far (just a season and a half). We think you have too.
I used to work at a museum, so I was really excited about seeing the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum while here for round 3 of the IZOD IndyCar Series. When you love museums and racing, it’s pretty cool to visit a place like Barber – a picturesque race setting and a museum filled with vintage motorcycles, Formula One cars and more. They’re all stunning pieces of art, in their own right.
A well designed museum
The collection is massive. The museum has jammed a lot of pieces into the space. At first it might seem overwhelming, but they’ve nailed the various aspects of exhibition design and it’s an engaging experience. Each piece seems to hold it’s own, despite being surrounded by impressive objects. The museum is worth a road trip (a few hours from Atlanta or Nashville) – not to mention, you get to experience the incredible track itself and beautiful, manicured grounds. This place is a real gem. Ask Will Power.
The new IndyCar web site launched just over a month ago with a new focus on the fan. The site features better integration of video content, a focus on the social experience (such as Twitter), a rich selection of images through the site and Flickr page, the incorporation of nomee cards and much more. We’re also working behind-the-scenes to bring you more innovative web content. We love the IndyCar series and think you should too. IndyCar is becoming more active online, determined to connect with our fans in new ways. Here’s a picture from the 2010 opener in Brazil, from Flickr user Crystian Cruz.
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