Here are just some of our contributing photographers and volunteers. If you would like to post your E@RTC photos, please let us know on the enclosed form and we will get you set up with your own super-nifty and oh so groovy page.
General Event Photos
We will be using this section to highlight some of our favorite event photos of E@RTC over the years. These photos represent the true spirit of E@RTC and all the fun we have each season.
Kojo Acquah Photo
— Engineer by day; Photographer for life. —
My passion is the capturing the beauty of people, performance, and places far and wide.
Me, I'm about trying to find that point where art and engineering intersect.
Hi, my name is Ron Allen and I've been a professional photographer around 20 years. At times, I've been known to take some corporate work as well. That was my intro to Exotics@RTC - I was one of those people stuck in the buildings on a few Saturdays enjoying the artwork moving through the car park outside.
Over the years, I've enjoyed shooting a wide variety of work, from corporate work for Mercedes and Porsche (and many others), to classic muscle car restorations, even to competitions such as Red Bull Racing. Put an engine in it, and I'll enjoy covering it. Currently my ride is a V12 Aston-Martin Vantage.
Me, I'm about trying to find that point where art and engineering intersect.
Hi, my name is Ron Allen and I've been a professional photographer around 20 years. My intro to Exotics@RTC - I was simply one of those people enjoying the artwork moving through the car park outside.
Over the years, I've enjoyed shooting a wide variety of work, from corporate work for Mercedes and Porsche (and many others), to classic muscle car restorations, even to competitions such as Red Bull Racing. Put an engine in it, and I'll enjoy covering it.
I am Mike Ballou and am by no means a professional photographer. I am just a guy who's been coming to Exotics@RTC for about 4 years now. I have been photographing the cars with a number of phones, and this year, I finally have a Nikon. It's a D7200 and it's WAY nicer then any camera on the back of my old phones.
I have worked in the auto body industry for 13 years now, and part of that stint was at Bel-Red Auto Rebuild. I got a major taste for exotics at this place, doing repairs, restorations, and full on modifications. I am extremely well versed in European Exotics from the 60's to present. I have had 7 Nissans including my Current Maxima and Altima. The most "exotic" car I have owned is a Z32 300ZX Twin Turbo. I dream of one day owning an R32 GTR but the money no option cars would be a Mclaren F1, and a 1965 275 GTS.
Ferrari Laferrari Aperta
Opening Day 2017
Porsche day 2015
Rain caused everyone to leave the center, creating a wonderful vanishing point perspective of Stuttgart's finest.
CLK63 AMG Black Series
Owned at the time, and heavily modified by Joe Galante
E30 M3 and a Z8
Some of BMW's finest
250 GT Lusso Competizione
This beauty is 1 of 3 ever produced
Coat of Arms
Somethings never change... And for Porsche, that's a wonderful thing
Incredible Spec on this last of the naturally aspirated V8 Mid engine cars that started back with the line that started back with the Dino 246
Lamborghini's newest V10 Coupe
So good, they named after the founder. 'Nuff said
SLS AMG Black Series
Looks sinister in Black
Carrera GT X2 with a GT3 on top
More of Stuttgart's best
On the road into Chateau Ste. Michelle for Staycation 2015
Hi! I'm Nick,
I enjoy long walks in the park and companion sheep farming and beauty tips. I enjoy a nice carriage ride in the rain, collecting civil war stamps and various bits of string. My dream is to have bits of string that I have collected from every continent. I also dabble in sewing as you may have noticed from my wonderfully crafted and form fitting leisure suit.
Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you soon. xoxo
I love you already, Nick
1959 Triumph TR3 A
2015 Maserati Ghibli "shared with my bussiness partner"
It all started when I was 9 years old on one of our annual family reunion vacations. My cousin came back from the store with the newest issue of "Car & Driver Magazine." I'm not sure exactly what it was, but something about the 350Z on the cover ignited a passion for cars in me that hasn't stopped growing since.
Fast forward to 2014, and my friend asks me if I want to go check out the cars at Redmond Town Center. I hadn't heard of Exotics at RTC before then, but I couldn't believe what I had been missing when we got there! There was just about everything ranging from your "usual" exotics, like Ferraris and McLarens, to cars that were a bit more obscure, like the Ariel Atom and even a couple Subaru 360s! That sort of variety has kept me coming back ever since, and every week it seems there's something I finally get to see in person for the first time, or even something I've never even heard of before.
On top of that, Exotics at RTC is easily the most well-organized car gathering I've seen. The Thugs do an amazing job getting everything set up and all the cars situated. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting, and your usual "car meet drama" is completely non-existent.
Over the last couple years, I've found that bringing a camera to these events makes everything just that much more enjoyable. It provides a challenge you wouldn't get otherwise, and it also gives you an excuse to spend even more time ogling over all the cars! With that said, I hope you all enjoy some of the photos I've managed to capture thus far!
I’ve been going to Exotics at Redmond Town Center for many years now. I love to simplicity and atmosphere of the event. C’mon when was the last time you got to see an Enzo or a F40 without a rope around it to get up-close.
The owners share a passion just like mine. –We are all Pertolheads how cool is that? I’m a BMW owner that loves to get his hands dirty and work on my own cars.
BMW Puget Sound, Aviation and track day photographer.
My work has been published on several BMW publications, magazines and marketing materials.
1966: Westfalia Camper Bus (No I don't live in it Vic!)
2008: Audi RS4
2018: Audi R8 Spyder
I started going to Exotics @ RTC with my 2011 R8 V10 Spyder as a spectator in 2013 and joined the volunteer team shortly there after, fast forwarding to my imminent demise, I now co-run the day to day operations along with my partner in crime Nick Bergeron. Mainly because I was lonely and needed the money, I'm not proud of what I have become. Well that, and I was promised Krispy Kreme donuts which never arrived... WHICH NEVER ARRIVED NICK! Anyway, life in the fast lane was clearly too much for me to handle because now I'm lucky if I break 50 MPH with the wind at my back, with a jogger running by asking me if I need a push.. Anyway, I digress. See you on Saturday!
Thank you for visiting my page. I have been a part of E@RTC from the very first day, including the days of Exotics on Main. While I'm not able to attend as mush as I have in the past few years, I still enjoy seeing the multitude of cars that attend every weekend.
I have been a car guy for as long as I've been driving. I love all cars, no matter the make or generation. New, Old, Exotic, Domestic, I love them all. Photography allows me to combine my passion for cars, with my passion for art.
At 19 years old, I'm probably on the younger end of the age spectrum of the photographers on here, but I have been doing photography as a hobby and a side job for a while. I have been popping into Exotics@RTC for photo opportunities for several years now. I, like everyone here, have a passion for cars. I express this passion through my photography, with cars being a major subject of mine.
Some basic info about me:
Name: Nikolay Bykov
Equipment: Nikon D850 and 16-35 mm f/4
Favorite car brand: Aston Martin
Favorite car: 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Favorite car color: Dark grey or pale blue
First encounter with Exotics@RTC: Accidentally stumbling upon it about three years ago walking from the Redmond Saturday Market
I have been a regular at Exotics@RTC for quite a few years now; happy to get up early on a Saturday morning to see good friends I have met here over time, and the beautiful art forms that are brought out for all to enjoy. One of the many joys of this event, is that you will see the regulars, but you never know what will show up, and that's why there isn't a single weekend that I don't look forward to. I am proud to be part of the car community, and to share my love for beautiful designs and sounds with everyone else. Over the years, I have gotten a better sense of just how much one can bond with a car. These cars are art forms inside and out, and with an eye for design, I can't get enough of an incredible interior and exterior. All photos are taken by me.
Photography and videography have been a passion of mine my entire life. While doing a photo shoot in southern California in 2010 that involved beautiful women and exotic cars for Playboy Entertainment, I met a few car guys that told me about the Irvine Cars and Coffee event that was held on Saturday’s. The following Saturday we all arrived at the event and I thought I was in heaven. I had never seen so many exotic cars in one location. It was a photographers dream. Networking at this event opened up many doors that allowed me the opportunity to shoot for Autoweek magazine and also the Italian Stampede event.
Through many conversations with these guys, I learned that Seattle had its own Exotic’s Cars and Coffee in my own backyard called Exotics At Redmond Town Center. I started coming and hanging out, shooting some photos, and found mutual friends of mine that showed their exotic cars. One thing led to another and now I volunteer my talents where needed with photos and promotions for the Exotics at Redmond Town Center. I have met great new friends from all different walks of life that all share the same passion for cars.
Hi there guys, my name is Pedrum Farange. I started coming to Exotics@RTC back in May of 2014 with my dad. I would walk around with my phone taking pictures and admiring the cars. The next year I started going to the shows weekly when I found out they were actually weekly events and that I lived so close. As the year progressed I started familiarizing myself with people who attended the events. At the last show of 2015 I approached Nick as I was super interest in becoming a parking thug, Nick had told me to go talk to Jason but me being super shy at the time didn't. Instead that December i emailed Jason and he said he would put me on a list of considered names, that same year I found out another thug Devin was a junior at my school and so I really got to know him as I thought it could help me connect with the thugs more. In 2016 I never became a thug but more less stuck to photography and finally bought my Nikon D3300 and stuck around. I still talk with the thugs all the time and would love to become one but for now I love going for the atmosphere of the people and seeing some amazing cars. I also fix my work schedules during the seasons to where I can't work during RTC hours so that I don't miss a show and can enjoy a bit of my weekend still being a junior at Woodinville High School.
In my garage currently: 2003 Lamborghini Murcielago, 2016 Ford Focus RS, 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo, & 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1
My husband and I first started attending Exotics in 2013 after we first moved to Washington and immediately after purchasing the Nissan GT-R we had at the time. Not only did we like to attend for the variety (and sometimes rare) collection of cars the Pacific Northwest has to offer, but we quickly made friends with people we are proud to call good friends of ours today! We were overjoyed from the warm welcoming we received from the local car community and appreciate the time and effort Exotics volunteers put into these events so that all of us car enthusiasts can get together regularly in the Spring/Summer months to share our passions.
Photography has always been a hobby of mine, (from shooting pets to plants and even architecture) but I didn’t realize how much I loved shooting cars until I started attending Exotics. I’ve attended many car shows throughout the years, but Exotics is the only event I’ve seen that consistently brings out such a large variety of not only exotic cars, but classic muscle cars as well. If you attend, feel free to keep a lookout for myself, my husband, Kevin, and our pugs, Comrade and Clementine. I’ll most likely be the lady with the camera up to my face and a pug or two attached to me!
Fun Fact: Since I finally learned to drive a manual (thanks to our Focus RS) I was able to drive in on my own to Exotics Opening Day for the first time this year!
I moved to Seattle from the mid-west over a year ago. I found out about Exotics@RTC about midway through the season last year. This event has continued to shatter any preconceptions I had about exotic owners. It's great to see the class divide melt away under the warmth of true enthusiasm and passion for these cars. The volunteers and attendees are consistently some of the most thoughtful and dedicated individuals I have witnessed in any car scene throughout the country. I'm very pleased to share my images with everyone and get to know you all better through my own passion of photography.
Past events and full sets can be found on my face-book page under Mike Gatch Photography.
I have been a huge fan of Exotics at Redmond Town Center since the opening day of the 2015 RTC season. E@RTC inspired me to get my own camera for car photography at Redmond Town Center and single-car photoshoots. This page is a collection of my photos from Exotics at Redmond Town Center. Enjoy! :)
I am an incurable automotive enthusiast. I am also the producer and host of the Cars Yeah podcast where I interview Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™. People who have wrapped their passion for cars around their lives and careers. I've interviewed over 770 people including three famous guys here at E@RTC: Tom Nault, Vic Tiscareno and Nic Bergeron. Other guests include: Artists, celebrities, journalists, authors, concours directors, racers, designer, builders, and more. You can find Cars Yeah on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, Google Play or on the internet at CarsYeah.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and get your freeFill ‘R Up Book.
Thanks for checking out my photos I have taken while attending the E@RTC events since 2016. It's been super fun capturing some of the most amazing cars I've seen in person.
I love exotic cars. Growing up my father had a 76 911 Targa and I told myself one day that I would have my own 911. I think it's so great that this event is able to collect other enthusiasts and participants from all over the greater Seattle area and showcase their cars.
Hi, I'm Jake.
I'm an 18 year old automotive photographer and I've been going to Exotics at RTC since Ferrari day of 2014. Exotics at RTC is run by a great group of people who run an amazing event, and I've never regretted coming to the event ever since my first time about 3 years ago. I began pursuing Automotive Photography on Ferrari day of 2014, starting with just my Samsung Galaxy S5. After discovering how amazing of subjects exotic cars are, I began to take it more seriously, which is when I opened my Instagram account @supercarsofseattle. I've since gotten much better (you really don't want to see my old work) and now I am a regular attendee at E@RTC. I hope you enjoy my content, I always try to get my sets done early, so check back here after Saturday to see my shots from the event!
Other info: I currently drive a 1993 Volkswagen Corrado VR6, you can also follow me on Instagram @supercarsofseattle!
Kristian has been coming to E@RTC since its beginning. He has had a passion for cars for a long time. He owns a simple sports car but has driven many different types of cars. Feel free to check out his car blog at http://apexrally.blogspot.com/ .
Thank you for visiting my page and I am truly honored to have my work featured on the E@RTC website.
I am Ali Jasem, 17-years-old from Federal Way. I am an amateur photographer that is yet to own a DSLR, but makes do with an iPhone 6S camera (it's still pretty good as you'll see in my pictures!)
I have been an avid car enthusiast for practically most of my life, but more so now. So, it makes me very excited whenever I get to go to an E@RTC show. It's like my home away from home, if you will.
I have only started attending E@RTC in June 2017, but hope to attend most (if not all) the shows in 2018. I cannot wait to see what E@RTC has in store for us in the coming years!
Hi! I’m Pranav, and I originally come from the Empire State of New York. Growing up, I was fascinated with anything that moved, that shook, that made a noise…and cars do that right? That fascination grew into a passion for technology and now I’m a Software Engineering Consultant with Microsoft working for Tata Consultancy Services. If I could spend any amount of money on cars, I’d definitely get a Corvette, then I’d get a Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, and of course a Bugatti Chiron! I cannot wait to meet other gearheads and car enthusiasts - when it comes to photogaphy, I shoot my photos using a Canon T6
If you're here, then you are like me… you love cars and see beauty in them. I am lucky to have discovered and live close to Exotics At… to experience these masterpieces, first hand, and indulge my shared interests with the lucky ones who own these machines.
I hope you will find some pleasure and appreciation of these beauties through the views I have captured. If you feel so moved or compelled by any of my images that you'd like it to hang on your wall, it would bring me joy to make this happen.
Please introduce yourself, I'd love to hear about your interests and comments you have about my photos or their subjects. You can do this and see more about cars, food, and travels @BillLeePhoto Instagram or Facebook.
2017 will be my first year attending Exotics@RTC. I have heard about this series of events from a couple of other regular media contacts of Exotics@RTC... all of whom urged me to attend, network, and participate.
As a local professional photographer and automotive studio owner I look forward to connecting with other motoring enthusiasts that share a passion for the highest levels of engineering, design, and craft. In late 2014, this same passion led me to build a private (by appointment only) high-end automotive centered commercial photo studio in North Bend, WA. The studio's primary for profit service is to accurately and safely document this region’s most elite and unique motor vehicles.
If you would be interested in obtaining large professionally printed imagery of your vehicle for your personal or commercial space please give us a call at the number below to get a sense of the services we offer along with our pricing.
I've gone through a lot of cars in the last few years. Right now I have an LX570, S550, and something that flies.
I took the first photo on the first morning we started E@RTC. I couldn't post it until I thawed out and I could bend my fingers and blink my eyes. I thought we'd have about ten cars show up, but we had over 30 and it just grew from there. We had no idea we'd ever get this big or have this much fun and not get chased with a stick by someone for adhering to our grand vision.
The majority of my photos are from the early days of E@RTC, beginning on our very first morning with my old LP640 sitting off in the corner... alone... miserable... cold... really cold... then others started to show up.
After we got rolling, I had limited time taking pics as the years passed because I was so busy working the event, but I have a few I'll dig through and post. I'll put them up as I come across these beauties. Besides, Jason Tang, James Boyer and Jonathan D'Amato have more pics from those early days that look a lot better than the stuff I shoot. Vic, my co-founder, also managed to take a lot of pics while I worked the entrance.
The event eventually burned me out on exotic cars because it became more than a full time job, especially in those early years trying to get E@RTC off the ground. However I loved what we built and I wanted to see it continue and prosper even if I pursued other interests. I still spend a lot of time in support of the event by doing much of the behind the scenes work such as most of the writing on this website, meetings about strategic stuff, administrative work and other things as needed. There is always a lot to do. I also provide the financial support we need outside of RTC to make sure we run smoothly. Yeah, we often have to deal with someone who's got a bug up their butt about something, but that's okay. Bugs need to go somewhere.
The event was never intended to be about me or Vic as founders so we've always preferred to remain in the background and just watch people have fun. We continue to be focused on making E@RTC about the car community as we work to sustain it for many years to come.
An eclectic mix of some of automotive industries iconic designs on show this past weekend -
BMW M3 and CS
Porsche 914 and SC
and a special custom build....
Britsh Car Day - May 20th
Impact of British impact an automotive design engineering on show.
Issigonis - Mini
Chapman - Lotus
Brown - Aston Martin
Sayer - E-Type
Opening Day - April 27th
Opening day of the 2017 Season saw the first side-by-side showing in the U.S. of LaFerrari and LaFerrari Aperta.
Many other notable cars, GT40, TDF, GT3RS and much more...
I hit my first Exotics@RTC event several years ago, it's since become a regular Saturday morning stop for my (now) 17 year old son and I. The event combines our interest in cars and photography, along with providing some cool Father 'N' Son time. Pretty hard to beat that combo.
Always the interesting mix of cars appear, great folks to chat with, and the 9:00 to 11:00 AM time slot keeps the rest of your Saturday open for other festivities. I'm excited to contribute photos as is my son Ian, who also has a page here. Please check out his work as well.
My gear head interests started during the teenage years, mixture of two and four wheel variety. Owned various cars and motorcycles, though certainly on the "cheaper end" of the performance scale - mostly Fiats and VWs - along with some other oddball stuff. Add in the string of dirt motorcycles in the '70s, then modern sport bikes later.
Favorite car I've owned, that would be my '84 Volkswagen GTI. Bought new and thrashed for 8 years, probably the most fun you could have with 90 HP. GTI replaced with a new '92 Nissan SE-R, another cult low budget performer. That ended in 2010 with a blown motor, conveniently imploding in my driveway, no tow truck required.
Since then, I've been piloting the ultimate performance vehicle - the '94 Toyota Camry wagon - to the envy of all. Originally purchased to haul mountain bikes around, since pressed into daily duty and lovingly referred to as the "beater wagon". Whenever Exotics@RTC throws down the "All Camry Day", dude - I'm in.
My dream car(s) - this week anyway - would be a '70s Fiat 131 in full Abarth rally trim. Or a '70s VW Super Beetle in full rally mode. Yeah, I'm weird.
On the photography front, shot 35mm film in the '80s - long break - then digital about 6 years ago. Besides cars, also enjoy shooting motorcycles, racing events - cars, vintage motocross, bicycle - along with anything else that catches my eye.
The most fun of all this, is being part of and contributing to the scene via photography. That's where I get my kicks as I slide into semi-old age.
Hi, I'm Ian, a 17 year old photographer. I've been attending the Exotics @ RTC show regularly for quite a while. Each year, I look forward to seeing the amazing assortment of cars and having the opportunity to photograph them every Saturday. I absolutely love shooting cars and coming to the show provides excellent practice to take my photography to the next level. Exotics has become a weekend tradition of my dad and I, since there is truly no other show in the area quite like it.
Hi guys, my name is Robert Packer and I am 18 years old. I have been coming to Exotics@RTC and taking pictures since 2010 and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. I am currently a spectator but this summer I plan to get a Skyline so I might be able to participate for real!
I have always had a love for cars and the fact that there is a weekly event with some of the greatest cars around is just fantastic! This is by far the best-run car show I have ever experienced and the Thugs are truly great and kind people! This whole thing is a car lover's dream come true, really.
Here is a short sample of my shots from 2010 until now! I also created the Exotics At Redmond Town Center mosaic photo in the General Photos section!
Hello! My name is Daniel and I am a 19 year old photographer based in the local Redmond area. I have been attending Exotics at RTC for a couple years now, and I have to say, I am never disappointed. As a passionate photographer and car enthusiast, I am very excited to be apart of this wonderful community!
My name is Alex, and I'm a Seattle based freelance photographer. At 18 years old, I can only dream of owning an exotic car, so I spend most of my time and money on photography instead.Storytelling and intimacy are the cornerstones of my style, which when brought together, create powerful images capturing the beauty of places and people. Cars are among my favorite subjects to shoot, and I hope to expand into automotive photography in the next couple months. I'm stoked to see and hear all the beautiful rides of Exotics@RTC this year!