First of all let us start by explaining how we came to be rather than just telling our individual stories. In recent years a thing called carspotting took flight with many car enthusiast finally having a way to use their creativity and combining it with their love for cars. The 3 of us all started alone and lost in the big cities that Europa has, nah we didn’t really get lost but we did meet up rather quickly. All of us discovering that we actually wanted a bigger platform to work with then the existing platforms like Instagram and Autogespot. Some trips to places like Knokke, known for its good spotting climate, and the Green Hell soon followed.
There’s more to Team CJ then just the 3 of us, we are accompanied by a large group of carspotters. Many of them will contribute to this site.
Aged 19, Nick is the youngest member of the CJ-team. He spends literally every second of his spare time on cars, especially Italian. However, from this year on, even his education is about cars. Friends call him autistic on a regular bases because of the huge amount of information stored in his underage brain, but are secretly jealous of the knowledge he possess. His love for cars can be traced back to his genes if you look at his bloodline. Nick happens to be the only one in the team who still holds on to mirror cameras, and no one has been able to take away his love for prime lenses.
Aged 22, Beau started his love for cars when he was 8 years old and his dad took him to a Formula 1 race, since then F1 and supercars started to obsess his life but that gradually became everything on four wheels with an engine. When he discovered photography, he knew he could combine his greatest passions here. People always found him a bit odd, skipping lunch break to spot and photograph a P1. But he didn’t care, he never was what people wanted him to be. Oh yeah, he’s also madly in love with the A1 Quattro.
Aged 29, Ward only picked up his hobby last year after finally getting the time to do so. Interested in cars from a young age, he never had a true Petrolhead near him while growing up. “Did he miss anything by not having a Petrolhead around?” He doesn’t think so, according to him it makes his love more pure. Let us hope he doesn’t mean that too literally. Whether it’s a world famous carshow, or just another supercar cruising through the streets of Rotterdam, Ward is willing to go. His friends mock him with his love for diesel, but none have driven the distances he has. Did we mention he’s a clinician? Camera: Sony A7 MkII but anything mirrorless goes.