In the automotive world there are few cars that have obtained legendary status among enthusiasts from around the world. The Ferrari 250 GTO, McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron, and Lamborghini Miura are all icons of their respective eras. The one car that shines brighter than the rest for me is the Ferrari F40. A perfectly balanced, lightweight, twin turbo race car made barely legal enough for road use. It’s something I lust after on a daily basis.
Back in April 2012 I got the call from a good friend, Brian Guy of AOWheels, who would be working on something special and wanted my assistance. Brian is a master at his craft. A paint correction specialist with years of experience working on some of the finest vehicles ever made. His latest project was a 1990 Ferrari F40, owned locally by a friend of mine. I was asked to step into the garage every day for two weeks and document the entire process through photography.
The experience is quite hard to put into words. It’s one thing to see an F40 at a car show, or watch an online video, but to be face to face with one for an extended period of time without any ropes, barricades, crowds of people, or restrictions of any sort is something I will cherish forever. I cannot thank Brian enough for giving me this opportunity.
The following gallery is the photographic documentation of a full paint correction on a 1990 Ferrari F40. As a photographer it challenged my skills more than I had imagined. Focusing in on the smallest of imperfections, using bright overheard lights to reflect thin scratches in the single-stage paint, and capture Brian in action were things I haven’t done before. I could feel myself improving with each and every image taken. I am a better photographer because of this experience. Please enjoy the gallery, and I will let the images speak for themselves.
Brian Guy is Orlando, Florida’s premiere automotive paint correction specialist. His services are available throughout the state of Florida and he regularly travels between Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, and South Florida. If you have any questions regarding a service, availability or questions about the paint correction process please contact Brian directly.