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KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:14:53 AM »
RIP Sequential Johnny

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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Kiwi is comparing notes with Dan Gurney this week
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 10:15:34 PM »
Thnx for finding that/doing that Phil.
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 11:06:11 PM »
Thnx for finding that/doing that Phil.

+1 Nice work
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #5 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
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 10:19:51 PM »
We miss you Kiwi

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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 10:34:39 AM »
RIP KIWI!  We miss you out here on Mulholland. 

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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 10:33:15 PM »
New picture from website!
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #9 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."
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 08:49:20 PM »
Thnx Van.
We miss the Hommie.
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #11 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!
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2018, 08:41:40 AM »
That's fanastic.  RIP KIWI

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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 09:52:35 AM »
We miss him terribly.
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Re: KIWI Website - RIP John Kiewicz
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2018, 10:29:58 AM »
Very Nice!
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