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Paddy McGrath

Irishman, Photographer & Editor in Chief, Speedhunters.

We finally put together an oil cooling solution for my GTI, and installed it this week at @stonemotorsport.

We used the awesome @csf_radiators universal dual-pass cooler which fits perfectly beneath the front beam on a MK6 with a 90c Mocal thermostat. I’m already seeing a 10-15c drop in oil temperatures on the street, so the result has been immediate and obvious. 
As always, I’ll have more detail soon @thespeedhunters 
#projectgti #csfrace #csfradiators #mk6gti #speedhunters

We finally put together an oil cooling solution for my GTI, and installed it this week at @stonemotorsport. We used the awesome @csf_radiators universal dual-pass cooler which fits perfectly beneath the front beam on a MK6 with a 90c Mocal thermostat. I’m already seeing a 10-15c drop in oil temperatures on the street, so the result has been immediate and obvious. As always, I’ll have more detail soon @thespeedhunters #projectgti #csfrace #csfradiators #mk6gti #speedhunters - 4 days ago

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During my last years in college, I was taken aside by our course leader and told that I needed to ‘grow up’ and to stop chasing cars. 
I’m a stubborn person at the best of times, so this was all the fuel I needed to - really - go after a career in automotive. One of my goals was to shoot F1, which I did, three years after graduation.
I guess this is a sort of #flashbackfriday to when F1 cars sounded like F1 cars should, but it’s also a thank you to that lecturer for spurring me on, even if that wasn’t their intention ✌🏻 #speedhunters #f1 #spafrancorchamps #bringbackthev8s

During my last years in college, I was taken aside by our course leader and told that I needed to ‘grow up’ and to stop chasing cars. I’m a stubborn person at the best of times, so this was all the fuel I needed to - really - go after a career in automotive. One of my goals was to shoot F1, which I did, three years after graduation. I guess this is a sort of #flashbackfriday to when F1 cars sounded like F1 cars should, but it’s also a thank you to that lecturer for spurring me on, even if that wasn’t their intention 🏻 #speedhunters #f1 #spafrancorchamps #bringbackthev8s - 11 days ago

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Coming this week on @thespeedhunters, a quick look at @maherpaddy’s 3SGE Trueno. Simple, but sublime. 
#speedhunters #ae86 #trueno #3sge #beams

Coming this week on @thespeedhunters , a quick look at @maherpaddy ’s 3SGE Trueno. Simple, but sublime. #speedhunters #ae86 #trueno #3sge #beams - 12 days ago

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Museo @lamborghini, all shot on Canon L series primes for @thespeedhunters over the course of about 20 minutes before the museum opened to the public. 
#speedhunters #lamborghini #museolamborghini

Museo @lamborghini , all shot on Canon L series primes for @thespeedhunters over the course of about 20 minutes before the museum opened to the public. #speedhunters #lamborghini #museolamborghini - 13 days ago

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Wavetrac Differential + Air Lift Performance + Michelin CrossClimate Plus = Go Anywhere GTI

#projectgti #whoneedsawd #wrongwheeldriveclub

Wavetrac Differential + Air Lift Performance + Michelin CrossClimate Plus = Go Anywhere GTI #projectgti #whoneedsawd #wrongwheeldriveclub - 21 days ago

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For quite a number of years, I've always wanted to try and expand my skillset and work on developing the techniques and understanding required to make short films. 
Yesterday, I decided to stop thinking about it and just try and make something. This is the result.

It's far, far from perfect but I learned more in an hour or two on the side of the mountain and in Premiere afterwards than I have in months of watching tutorial videos online. 
Despite being a visual art like photography, it requires a completely different approach before, during and after the process. It was quite frustrating trying to turn the image in my mind into actual footage, but I hope that will come in time. 
Music: http://www.bensound.com/

For quite a number of years, I've always wanted to try and expand my skillset and work on developing the techniques and understanding required to make short films. Yesterday, I decided to stop thinking about it and just try and make something. This is the result. It's far, far from perfect but I learned more in an hour or two on the side of the mountain and in Premiere afterwards than I have in months of watching tutorial videos online. Despite being a visual art like photography, it requires a completely different approach before, during and after the process. It was quite frustrating trying to turn the image in my mind into actual footage, but I hope that will come in time. Music: http://www.bensound.com/ - 26 days ago

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There’s no where else in the world where I’d rather freeze and be soaked through with rain.

Canon 5D MKIV with 16-35 f/2.8 L

#ireland #sallygap #loughtay #canonireland

There’s no where else in the world where I’d rather freeze and be soaked through with rain. Canon 5D MKIV with 16-35 f/2.8 L #ireland #sallygap #loughtay #canonireland - 1 month ago

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I think it’s important for any creative person to look back at what they’ve created over the years in order to appreciate what they’ve had the opportunity to do, and to reflect on progress made since. 
This was the first time I met @vmr_drifting and his insane 1JZ Volkswagen Caddy, and it wasn’t the last time either and his next car was even wilder. Think we’re long overdue a shoot, Victor!

#speedhunters #japcrap #volkswagen #caddy #featurecars

I think it’s important for any creative person to look back at what they’ve created over the years in order to appreciate what they’ve had the opportunity to do, and to reflect on progress made since. This was the first time I met @vmr_drifting and his insane 1JZ Volkswagen Caddy, and it wasn’t the last time either and his next car was even wilder. Think we’re long overdue a shoot, Victor! #speedhunters #japcrap #volkswagen #caddy #featurecars - 1 month ago

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Made some progress on this over the last few days, thanks to @tyrolsport & @stonemotorsport. I’ll go into the details shortly in a dedicated post on @thespeedhunters but the overall improvement in feel is very impressive. 
#projectgti #mk6gti #lifeonair #speedhunters #tyrolsport #stonemotorsport

Made some progress on this over the last few days, thanks to @tyrolsport & @stonemotorsport. I’ll go into the details shortly in a dedicated post on @thespeedhunters but the overall improvement in feel is very impressive. #projectgti #mk6gti #lifeonair #speedhunters #tyrolsport #stonemotorsport - 1 month ago

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As I’m not on the road, in the skies or on the seas as much as I have been in previous years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the point of my time on social media.

I’ve never sought out followers, but have often felt weirdly pressured to only post things which I thought people would like. 
For 2019 and beyond, I’m going to try and post more of the things that I like or get up to in my spare time in order to create something that’s a more honest reflection of who I am, along with serving as somewhere I can reflect and remember the things that I’ve done. 
It might mean less cars, it might mean more. It probably won’t mean pictures of my dinner or cups of coffee, mind you.

Today, we went for a drive in the Wicklow Mountains. The conditions weren’t ideal, but that’s half the charm.

#ireland #wicklowmountains #fog #rx100m4 #sony

As I’m not on the road, in the skies or on the seas as much as I have been in previous years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the point of my time on social media. I’ve never sought out followers, but have often felt weirdly pressured to only post things which I thought people would like. For 2019 and beyond, I’m going to try and post more of the things that I like or get up to in my spare time in order to create something that’s a more honest reflection of who I am, along with serving as somewhere I can reflect and remember the things that I’ve done. It might mean less cars, it might mean more. It probably won’t mean pictures of my dinner or cups of coffee, mind you. Today, we went for a drive in the Wicklow Mountains. The conditions weren’t ideal, but that’s half the charm. #ireland #wicklowmountains #fog #rx100m4 #sony - 2 months ago

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Eventful week with this; a blown coilpack left me on the side of the road, but thanks to @stonemotorsport I was back on the road the next morning. 
No better excuse then to get out for a drive today when firing on all cylinders once more.

#projectgti #mk6gti #speedhunters #lifeonair

Eventful week with this; a blown coilpack left me on the side of the road, but thanks to @stonemotorsport I was back on the road the next morning. No better excuse then to get out for a drive today when firing on all cylinders once more. #projectgti #mk6gti #speedhunters #lifeonair - 2 months ago

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Nearly decimated the front splitter on this over the weekend, but it’s strong AF and just relocated itself about an inch further back than it should be.

Quick trip to @stonemotorsport and all is right again. So, here’s a shot of the rear of the car because it’s the best (only) photo I took today. 
#projectgti #mk6gti #buyrealparts

Nearly decimated the front splitter on this over the weekend, but it’s strong AF and just relocated itself about an inch further back than it should be. Quick trip to @stonemotorsport and all is right again. So, here’s a shot of the rear of the car because it’s the best (only) photo I took today. #projectgti #mk6gti #buyrealparts - 2 months ago

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D A I L Y D R I V E R

#couldntthinkofacaption #dontatmejordanbutters #wouldyoulookatthat #projectgti #speedhunters

D A I L Y D R I V E R #couldntthinkofacaption #dontatmejordanbutters #wouldyoulookatthat #projectgti #speedhunters - 3 months ago

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Thanks to @flipsideauto for helping to get this ready for the winter. ZE40s repainted and wrapped with Michelin Cross Climate+

#projectgti #speedhunters #lifeonair

Thanks to @flipsideauto for helping to get this ready for the winter. ZE40s repainted and wrapped with Michelin Cross Climate+ #projectgti #speedhunters #lifeonair - 3 months ago

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Have had some great times this year with #projectgti and looking forward to even more next year. It’s just about time to start preparing this for winter (ZE40s & All Seasons) and to make a couple of minor upgrades so it’s ready for track again. But first, there’s some catching up to do on @thespeedhunters first... #speedhunters #mk6gti #lifeonair

Have had some great times this year with #projectgti and looking forward to even more next year. It’s just about time to start preparing this for winter (ZE40s & All Seasons) and to make a couple of minor upgrades so it’s ready for track again. But first, there’s some catching up to do on @thespeedhunters first... #speedhunters #mk6gti #lifeonair - 3 months ago

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It’s crazy how a car can be so much more than a car for a lot of us. It can provide the ultimate freedom and ability to go wherever we want at a moment’s notice with no need to pre-arrange or pre-plan travel. It can be the perfect antidote to everyday hardships, serving as a form of therapy to calm, relax and refocus the mind. 
We shouldn’t take the current freedoms we have with our cars for granted, either. We’re facing a future of uncertainty for the I.C.E. with increasingly stringent legislation constantly coming down the pipeline along with the advent of autonomous systems all of which might make our roads safer but at the expense of our freedoms. 
Our community is a small and currently a fragmented one, too. Divisions have been needlessly created because different people like to do different things with different cars, which some can’t abide by and would rather everyone does exactly as they would do. 
Regardless of what automotive sub-culture you consider yourself a part of (if one at all), remember that you’re a car person first and foremost. 
Don’t worry about what other people are doing with their cars, just focus on your own and remember to drive at every chance you get.  Less bullshit, more driving. 
What we’re free to do today, might be nothing more than a fond memory in years to come. 
#projectgti #speedhunters

It’s crazy how a car can be so much more than a car for a lot of us. It can provide the ultimate freedom and ability to go wherever we want at a moment’s notice with no need to pre-arrange or pre-plan travel. It can be the perfect antidote to everyday hardships, serving as a form of therapy to calm, relax and refocus the mind. We shouldn’t take the current freedoms we have with our cars for granted, either. We’re facing a future of uncertainty for the I.C.E. with increasingly stringent legislation constantly coming down the pipeline along with the advent of autonomous systems all of which might make our roads safer but at the expense of our freedoms. Our community is a small and currently a fragmented one, too. Divisions have been needlessly created because different people like to do different things with different cars, which some can’t abide by and would rather everyone does exactly as they would do. Regardless of what automotive sub-culture you consider yourself a part of (if one at all), remember that you’re a car person first and foremost. Don’t worry about what other people are doing with their cars, just focus on your own and remember to drive at every chance you get. Less bullshit, more driving. What we’re free to do today, might be nothing more than a fond memory in years to come. #projectgti #speedhunters - 4 months ago

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Last track day of the year done, and now have a better idea of the next couple of things that need upgrading over the winter. Really happy with how it goes, turns and stops but just want to add some extra cooling for oil & DSG for those longer sessions. Prevention is better than cure, and all that. 
Thanks to @trackdays_ie for squeezing me in! 
#projectgti #mk6gti #speedhunters

Last track day of the year done, and now have a better idea of the next couple of things that need upgrading over the winter. Really happy with how it goes, turns and stops but just want to add some extra cooling for oil & DSG for those longer sessions. Prevention is better than cure, and all that. Thanks to @trackdays_ie for squeezing me in! #projectgti #mk6gti #speedhunters - 4 months ago

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It’s been a while.

#projectgti #mk6gti #volkswagen

It’s been a while. #projectgti #mk6gti #volkswagen - 5 months ago

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