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Title: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on January 20, 2018, 09:14:53 AM
RIP Sequential Johnny

https://www.johnkiewicz.com
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: gt350shelb on January 20, 2018, 06:10:11 PM
Kiwi is comparing notes with Dan Gurney this week
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: gt350shelb on January 20, 2018, 08:49:06 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20150322072640/http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=30571.0
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on January 20, 2018, 10:15:34 PM
Thnx for finding that/doing that Phil.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: mark p on January 20, 2018, 11:06:11 PM
Thnx for finding that/doing that Phil.

+1 Nice work
(wow- there is something left from the old forum!)
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on January 21, 2018, 05:39:32 PM
And a big shout to to KIWI.
With the Forum out we missed the 3 year.
That said,...

We miss you brother and will spill a scratch Martini or Shocktop on the ground for you.....
Peace
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: rjcassling on January 21, 2018, 10:19:51 PM
We miss you Kiwi
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Post by: pchmotoho on January 22, 2018, 10:34:39 AM
RIP KIWI!  We miss you out here on Mulholland. 
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Spicoli on January 27, 2018, 10:33:15 PM
(http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=48.0;attach=1102;image)New picture from website!
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Side-Oilers on May 17, 2018, 11:53:18 AM
A Kiwi memory regarding photography was brought to mind by a recent thread on this site that mentioned the cool digital photography using "painting with light" to achieve amazing effects.

Not to imply that we were the first to do such photography, but at MT in the late '90s, Kiwi led the charge to photograph test cars more vividly than other magazines were doing at the time. 

One of the first examples of that was a multiple-day truck torture test in Death Valley.

On the first night of the test after the rest of us had finished up the dusk photo session (and left to take the 50-mile off-road drive back to the hotel for a few hours sleep) Kiwi stayed up, alone, at the desolate location and shot a series of timed exposures of a Jeep with a starry background. His exposures were long enough (over an hour each) to capture the vivid streaking effect of the stars and satellites in the sky. 

The Jeep itself, he painted with light from flashlights with colored gels over the lenses.

And that was all done on old school Kodachrome transparency film, without post production digital effects of any kind in our art department.  I don't think Kiwi even got any sleep that night, and yet he was raring to go the next day, like always.

I wish I could put my hands on that issue of the magazine, and post the photo.  It's very cool.

I remember also, one of our advertising salesmen, after the magazine was printed, came into my office with the Jeep photo in hand and said "Wow, was the sky really doing that when you were there?"

I replied "To Kiwi's creative eye, it sure was."
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on May 17, 2018, 08:49:20 PM
Thnx Van.
We miss the Hommie.
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Post by: Side-Oilers on September 03, 2018, 12:01:36 AM
One of our old-time Motor Trend staffers recently journeyed to Kiwi's resting place in Genoa, NV and placed this "bouquet" of 351 Ford pistons/rods (from a Pantera) on our buddy's grave.

Note the inscription.

Kiwi was one of a kind, for sure.  Miss that guy!
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Ldouble619 on September 03, 2018, 08:41:40 AM
That's fanastic.  RIP KIWI
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on September 03, 2018, 09:52:35 AM
We miss him terribly.
RIP KIWI!
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: mark p on September 03, 2018, 10:29:58 AM
Very Nice!
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: 1690 on September 03, 2018, 11:54:06 AM
He made me laugh with almost every post...I sure miss his sense of humor.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Doug C on September 03, 2018, 02:51:13 PM
Kiwi - as others have said "we miss you" would be true for anybody who has ever met or talked to you.
In my office I still have a few photo's that you took and everyday I look at them and smile. 
Thanks for all the joy that you brought to many of us.
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Post by: CorvetteMike on September 03, 2018, 04:53:15 PM
I have all the pictures I got from him placed around my garage, it always reminds me of him when I am working on my cars.  I look to them for inspiration.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on September 05, 2018, 03:52:16 PM
Inspiration
Wurd
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on January 05, 2019, 11:26:27 PM
Jan 06
RIP My Friend
We miss you Sequential Johnny!
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Side-Oilers on January 05, 2019, 11:41:37 PM
Biggie, I just got together with another old Motor Trend work buddy and laughed about some great Kiwi-isms.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: rjcassling on January 06, 2019, 11:43:15 PM
I have all the pictures I got from him placed around my garage, it always reminds me of him when I am working on my cars.  I look to them for inspiration.

He was a great guy and fun to work with. He is still sorely missed.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8651/16201005056_bdf1c617a2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: CorvetteMike on January 07, 2019, 09:24:24 AM
A great person and greatly missed, the memories will never fade of our interactions and I have all the pictures and items I got from him to continually remind me of him.  Every time I walk in my garage, I see him.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: pchmotoho on January 07, 2019, 05:26:15 PM
RIP John.  I miss your great stories.
Title: Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
Post by: Bigfoot on January 07, 2019, 09:05:20 PM
I had the pleasure of speaking to his Dad yesterday.
For anyone who did not know Kiwi or did not know that there is a website dedicated to him,...please click the link at the  beginning of this thread and immerse yourself .

We miss u Bro!