Brenda Kucerova http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog                       Brenda Kucerova en Fri, 02 Dec 2011 08:22:19 GMT Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:20:36 GMT 60 CALENDAR 2017 http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/calendar-2017 <p> <strong>FEB / 2017</strong></p> <p> ...And they are back. My calendars have returned, in a LIMITED edition of 50 pieces only, but in two versions...</p> <p> colorful Glam and black and white Art nudes.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="900" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_55cd6f18762c4c508e778019283fb1b9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;">&nbsp;&nbsp; <img original-height="900" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f838d76df7ff43109b725cce7bd4885a.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> </div> </div> <p> This year calendars are dedicated to the great Canadian photographer <strong>Jim Devonshire</strong>.<br> <br> These are in full color/ B&amp;W, 25x38cm, 13 beautiful large pages, some with yet unpublished photographs! Plus you can get your copy signed by me! <strong>$16.99 USD + shipping</strong><br> <br> Grab yours while the supplies last! I know it is February already but, hey, I believe they won't be kept just for one year.<br> <br> <br> Inquire <u><a href="mailto:modeling@brendakucerova.com?subject=2017%20Calendar"><strong>HERE</strong></a></u>. Paypal payments accepted.<br> <br> Yours Brenda</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:45:41 GMT c1150234-6965-4186-bb50-51d59b651966 Shooting with Brad the Genius http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/shooting-with-brad-the-genius <p> <strong>JAN 20 / 2017</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I had a great opportunity to meet with Brad Hochberg, creative director, visiting Prague for work related to the new american TV series called Genius.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After Brad was done with his duties, he filled his free time with sightseeing and some time with Brendaseeing and shooting :). He brought a whole collection of all kinds of cameras and lenses, including some rare collectors pieces, so we had what to do for half a day :) And I don't even know if we tried them all. We had a cool time exploring and experimenting with differnet setups and effects. The apartment was one of the best in Prague, decorated with attention to detail, offering many attractive sets.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When we were done shooting, the day was clear though very cold, we went for a short walk and a nice Czech lunch.</p> <p> I can't really wait to see what artful pieces Brad comes up with and shares with me. Looking forward to show you!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here is one of the firsts...</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="500" original-width="334" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_6c6f39b4033d4a9298ab18ac82880331.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 334px; height: 500px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:04:08 GMT 18e6b743-f1b5-49a9-a5dc-987651acdadb A Short Horror Clip http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/a-short-horror-clip <p> <strong>JAN 10 / 2017</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> It was a very bad winter this year... some days even -20C. Today was maybe 10 below freezing. And I agreed to have a little side role in a short horror movie/clip. I was to be a sexy ghost secretary :) I was brought to the set at 6PM, because the shoot was taking place outside the city in an abandoned research institute during the night. When I arrived it was already getting dark and the place looked quite menacing. This 3-story building with a total maze of various rooms and crooked hallways was full of stuff left behind like when you evaporate all the employees at once, and leave everything intact for 10 years. Layers of dust, open books and papers on the desks, coats on the hangers, dusty Christmas ornaments hanging on a dead tree. Calendars everywhere stopped in December 2008. Overturned cabinets, broken glass and the mess were probably caused by the occasional uninvited visitors.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_b41fed9016df45548b5b035aa249a9d8.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_79e1fb39a1e74a26bb1ac0278732bb1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px;"> <br> &nbsp; </div> </div> <p> The electricity was flickering in the dark long coridors, tiled in pink tile. One couldn't stop thinking what could have been going on here... what was the research? Some tiled rooms with glass walls looked really creepy... The freezing breeze was moving through. I was getting cold already, so I went to find the source and peeked through several doors. One opened to a crazy little room with a brick wall and a huge hole in it, a fireplace? I closed the door quickly tight so the wind couldn't get past this room and went back to find our retreat... the only heated place in this building was a walk in freezer.. great idea guys. It was well insulated so turning on a little spaceheater inside worked miracles. As the temperature in the building was about 5 degrees above freezing (which I think was highly overestimated) everyone was looking for this retreat every possible moment.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_d8a4312cfcbc4cba8aae1b5c418b86e5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="300" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_ba977ab7d7964afb850090ff2c3e92ff.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 400px;">&nbsp; <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_475f60783a4a47378bcdcefce0dfcee2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_bc0cd5cd4d064a8ca32f8f2317ace08d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"> <br> <br> &nbsp; </div> </div> <p> The catering was setup very conveniently on top of the dangerous waste disposal freezer (who knows what was once stored in there...) but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying all kinds of treats and snacks. The crew consisted of cameraman and his assistant, sound girl and her assistant, director, clap, two prop guys, two male actors and me.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_83eeb6b7543748f78693f2ee54aee2cf.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_55acd70d97174a65b1590ba408c7b04f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> My first shot was scheduled at 9PM, but as is with all moviemaking everyhing got delayed and I had to wait till 11PM to make my first appearance as a ghost. I was playing a secretary in a white shirt and a black miniskirt... had to take of my coat shortly before the camera started rolling and then jump back in it right after the first take. It was literally freezing. We did several takes in these trying conditions, untill I got the right skincolor for a ghost and when the result was satisfactory I ran back into our warm retreat.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_5790944ecf2f44e79bafe6c270c31446.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;">&nbsp; <img original-height="225" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_3a0f87f95024441e8c468b63a03d2adc.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 225px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am sorry I couldn't have enjoyed more of the action, but the cold took me off guard and probably combined with tiredness pretty immobilized me. My next shot was supposed to be at 1AM but it moved over to 4AM. By that time I was pretty done :) I was a walking zombie. Standing in a moonlit room, flipping through some paperwork, waiting for a male guard to come by. One spaceheater on in front of me, one behind me :) trying to thaw me... Due to the time pressure we had to ommit my last shot, which I think is missing in the short movie, but there was no more time in the night left. We had to be done and out by 6AM...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here is the link to the final cut.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:42:40 GMT 8655f7a8-1134-47f9-8f5c-5edc068b07a0 Bodypainting for ISUZU http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/bodypainting-for-isuzu <p> <strong>NOV / 2016</strong></p> <p> It was fun to work with <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/detlef.potschbodypaintingairbrush" target="_blank"><strong>Detlef Potch</strong></a></u> again. He had to really really try to convince me to get naked in November :) but he did and fortunately everything went well. Even better than expected. The exhibit center was surprisingly nicely heated and we had a great time showing off the brand. Pictures by great <u><a href="https://www.facebook.com/martina.gonsenicova" target="_blank"><strong>Martina Wiesner</strong></a></u>.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f4d01613bee0497aa2c6c08d44771255.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></div> <p> Detlef did as usually a top class work, paying attention to every detail... and to my little requests like long sleves so I would be warmer.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_db17410ff5ef4f3ca43a5abd5fb2aba9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_312276916eba4929bbfbf0ef0bd8c300.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> <br> <br> <p> After the painting was done, we did some real work like gave away some donuts, ate some, dirtied up some busses.. and some suits... :)</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_f1f9b542d7984e188167e1ab8f2de942.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> ...and of course walked around the exhibit taking pictures with everyone and everything around :) FUN day as always. Thank you!</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_28dcacef487a405088261f47fbabbcd9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_2c37eef47ca7434db5d42fb47665ff79.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> <br> &nbsp;</div> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:06:01 GMT 32d27ace-7981-4f4b-91d1-529b51f29a40 First time in Dresden http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/first-time-in-dresden <p> <strong>JUNE / 2016</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ...was my big Dresden tour. On this trip I visited mainly Dresden for the first time in my life and was impressed by this gorgous historical city. City witch such painful history. Staying right in the center I used all my free time to walk around taking pictures of the sights. The weather was quite rainy but it made the pictures only more dramatic and interesting.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_78ed7be85e164c0dad9cc1c8c7ffe20c.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_0602a2a94e3e45a89c1542ee7e7c454d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_636983842dda4c2aa58be898b0ad6e69.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_e90a420ad4f84523879454e0b2e38ae5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> After few days spent here we continued by car to explore the beauty of Saxon Switzerland. Of course I couldn't miss such an opportunity!! In Hohnstein we caught this fantastic fog pouring through the valey, just waiting for count Dracula to appear. We climbed up to Koningstein, exploring this huge fortress high on the mountain. We walked across the Bastei bridge. This super old stone structure up in the rocks with leftover ancient fortress.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a7229ab9e47e4b0aa564f627ee364ac5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a6e13f499ca94e74ab3f13c93c437e1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="600" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_2794428870fb427bbdf95bc7234f1c82.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 400px;"> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And on the Czech side of the park I got rained on in Hřensko :) we caught about 3 hour window in a rainstorm just in time to climbe up to see Pravčická brána, natural stone bridge. We took a hike in Jetřichovice, but this time we got chased by heavy rain in the middle of the climb... Absolutely magical area. Kind of forgotten land with historical buildings of which many are nicely restored and many are showing a big dent of time, deserted and left as they were dozens years ago. All set in a wild landscape of woods, rocsk and meadows. WOW I hope I will get there again.</p> <p> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_4d9802ce99ff4d389cd6edd429d804b4.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_1e61d63c15df45ca87311584b29c6d60.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_b0f53beade29415b8786f2cd6bfd67ec.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_43151a6e747340b19ff60aea65a8dc48.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"> <br> <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <p> <img original-height="400" original-width="225" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_30ca59ad475048ee9231ea70b10713c7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 225px; height: 400px; float: left;"></p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> &nbsp; <img original-height="600" original-width="400" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_bdd56cae5fa641e6a4c80f7f747aec1e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> </div> <p> <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_8b9877b4c4324709a1b9b13113b91dcd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="200" original-width="300" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_e8481f3fa23141b09c6d4b294d500b6e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 200px;"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> On the way to Prague we also stopped to see our famous Panská skála (rock formation) that appeared in several movies and ferytales. And right after the return to Prague I got an opportunity to shoot together with Anetta and Dominika the "Three Gracies" shot. Which I think came out just LOVELY!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="400" original-width="296" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_c7ae9236d06e481e8736ee368ad08b61.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 296px; height: 400px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:22:53 GMT d95864dd-d2d3-42de-9ba2-6e9140ca5438 Reunited with Michael Thomas http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/reunited-with-michael-thomas <p> <strong>MAY/2016</strong></p> <p> One dat I got an email from Michael telling me, that Czech is his newest trip destination. And he would like to plan some fun creatve shoot. I can do that!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We booked one of my favorite studios in Prague, the Star Studio for half a day so we wouldn't be pressured and we met there "eary" in the morning. Everything before 10Am is early for me :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We used some of the local props and acessories and created some retro and playful looks. After the shoot we got together with Dan Hostettler for a delicious lunch. And spent a nice time discussing photography and traveling, two most fun themes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Michael sent me some samples shortly after he got home from his trip. He did pretty good job editing in his very distinguishing style. Here you can see some!</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="976" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_8df2ae0b2b444196acce676d9b7b19d9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 449px; float: left;">&nbsp; <img original-height="974" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_4a6b2b6dd23c4855a673983f0cde1a32.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 448px;"> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:09:04 GMT 987fe7b0-d7d9-4bb8-b500-5c60f5f0661c Last Minute Shoot with David http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/last-minute-shoot-with-david <p> <strong>JAN / 2016</strong></p> <p> Scheduled at the last minute and executed at the last minute. I arrived to Prague just 15 minutes before the shoot and still made it in time :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> We were free to experiment and with David we made several sets of amazing pictures getting the best and beyond in spite of the trying conditions.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was excited to see the results. And they were definitely worth it! See for yourself. (more in portfolio 2016)</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="511" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_fa73975d5f314bbc9e6ac3b9c2acbe36.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 471px;"></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:38:11 GMT 437137cb-55a6-4a7c-a49a-1978d6fad3f5 First model shoot for Mike! http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/first-model-shoot-for-mike <p> <strong>DEC 15 / 2015</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Mike Murat, an acomplished documentary and scenery photographer, decided to try his first photoshoot with a model using me! We found a very nice studio in Prague and booked it for almost half a day. We got a nice selection of setups, a whole range of lighting equipment and much more.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Mike did a great job using natural light and artfuly capturing my poses. So well, that some pictures got accepted into galleries on <strong>LFI</strong> (Leica Fotographie International)!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> in <u><strong><a href="https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/gallery/categories/beauty-fashion.html" target="_blank">Beauty and Fashion</a></strong></u> Gallery</p> <p> as well as <u><strong><a href="https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/gallery/categories/nudes/sensual-art.html" target="_blank">Nudes/Sensual Art</a></strong></u> Gallery.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> What a sucessful photoshoot! :) Thank you Mike!!</p> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:52:34 GMT ddfff0ad-92ea-49a6-8879-caedb0155b2e BIG CANADIAN TOUR '15 http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/big-canadian-tour-15 <p> <strong>AUG21 - SEP14</strong></p> Sun, 01 May 2016 18:38:59 GMT 27f31f64-8037-4714-bf07-6bdad214db6d Truck Grand Prix in Nurburgring 2015 http://www.brendathemodel.com/apps/blog/truck-grand-prix-in-nurburgring-2015 <p> <strong>JUN26 - JUN29</strong></p> <p> I was asked to promote Tankpool24 team at the <strong>30th anniversary Truck Grand Prix</strong> Race in Nurburgring in Germany this year. I got to be a body painted model again! :) Some people wear heavy promo suites... I prefer skin tight ;)<br> <br> With Detlef's sense of humor the long drive from Prague passed by in no-time. We arrived on <strong>Friday</strong> evening, dropped off some tools at the ring and went to our hotel, which was another 20km drive away in a beautiful Daun town. After such long drive everyone needed some shower and relax time.<br> <br> <strong>Saturday</strong> morning was an early wakeup call. Got all ready and prettied up, and after some quick breakfast and few logistic hitches we got to the racetrack at almost 10AM and missed the first race! I was the first one being painted, getting interviewed, fed and pampered back in the garage bay.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img height="450" original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_9c3f1e0b32f94580a859e6f3a6af83b2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none;" width="300"> <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_7c8d23764431433d822adcead2f8961f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 300px; height: 450px;"> <br> <br> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="629" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_36b115bc2997489a897f49ccbb08c2e5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 578px;"> </div> <p> I was ready in record two hours and while Detlef, our awesome painter, painted the second model Bara, I got to walk all around the grounds with my young guardian Dety, promoting the team and getting photographed on every step. Since Bara was not done yet I had to go to the second race start alone just with two hostesses. I was not really mad since I got the undivided attention at the whole racetrack :)</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_71ab2f1b2d7e4b1c81efe8f2028e8d44.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <p> Afterwards we got to walk around the grounds with Bara for the rest of the day, having fun and looking pretty. Can there be a better job? We felt like the main attraction and our sponsors seemed very happy.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_9fbae3e90e144980b317db96bb1935e3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <div style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xhjRi6bPnLg?wmode=opaque" width="560"></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_316170506de34c3a83c1d2cfa4e21bc6.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a843077b5ed44325afec5d38878f27a9.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <p> Working HARD till 6PM I was so tired and hurt I could barely walk. So I was more than pleasantly surprised when the racer Roland, I was promoting, negotiated a very special massage in their "Chirotractor" van for me. I got to lay in their waterbed massage machine with music, aromatherapy, extra oxygen and collagen supply for 15 minutes... getting so high I almost fell on my face flying out of there haha. Afterwards we got hand-washed together with the team trucks ;).</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_bd470c68270041088d49d9ef5d929a7d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <p> In the evening we were back to the race grounds for more socializing and mingling. We watched the big fireworks and made friends with the other teams.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_93a51aebbb43415c923f4ec54e67206e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <p> <strong>Sunday</strong> morning was even earlier wakeup call... and with special entry permit for our car we were able to start painting at 7:30AM! Bara was the first one today so I grabbed a coffee, little snack from our catering and Dety and went for a "tourist" walk all over the grounds playing tourists.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="800" original-width="533" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_1c9fbd6669de460098096d1c08c6d9a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 399px; height: 600px;"></div> <p> By the time I got painted it was just the right time for the first race of the day to start.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_a9952b80725e4d0fbb3b3aa22cac5a21.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <p> Amazing event... Exciting feeling walking on a grid right before the race and half naked on top of it? We stirred the grounds feeling perfectly decent in our painted race suits and left with the crowd right before the start.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_91046085789144698541545b157850a1.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <p> Spent fun time between the races, walking around and watching people.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_c3bcfe31bf2a4c97baf9550021624e0f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_8ecf0c7577214bab97ced0717df11565.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <p> And returned to the grid for a second start in the afternoon.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_af23e17010b546bb87db32438b4362f3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="434" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_83246b7f840e4a049f0b37bac59f5ca3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 399px;"></div> <p> We got to watch the last race from a very good spot running back and forth barefoot... always make sure you are not forced to borrow small shoes... by the time we got in our race stall half of the stuff was already packed up and most people "left the building". Since we didn't have any other help we washed each other in a shower back in the hotel<br> <strong>"no picture documentation :)"</strong></p> <p> ...and went for a delicious dinner in the Italian restaurant in Daun.</p> <p> <strong>Monday</strong> was a day off... since we were all the way in Vulkaneifel, we decided to visit some of the very unique volcanic maar lakes in the natural preserve.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_12cb95479cda4447b04695bb982ac0ce.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <p> We stopped by the <strong>castle</strong> which was as every Monday closed :( and continued to pay a very special visit to the famous drag-race driver <strong>Gerd Habermann</strong>. Who was so nice as to show us all of his one of a kind race vehicles from the fastest american school buss, Jet Car "Dragon Hunter", Jet Bike all the way to the bike prototype with a real NASA rocket engine in it!! I got to sit in few rare pieces myself.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="489" original-width="652" src="http://static.wixstatic.com/media/2c9e5c_36f43f8c30e54d1190fc28e8f3ce42cc.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 600px; height: 450px;"></div> <p> And then was time to say good by and finish our drive home.</p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:54:44 GMT dbdbb649-7651-405f-977c-4177f7278ce5