Here at Jalopnik, we always have the “best of” stories each year, covering all sorts of awesome cars, stories, races, and features we loved to share with you all. I’m a spoiled brat, and I like getting to show off what I’ve done each year. Particularly as 2018 was the most epic year I’ve ever had, getting to cover all sorts of amazing races, reviews, and drives. I thought my work from 2017 was great, but 2018 blew it away.

To list some highlights, I blasted the world record-breaking Koenigsegg Agera RS at speeds I will not share publicly, took a road trip from London to Le Mans in a Porsche 911 GT3, drove seven different Porsche offerings (one of which was damn near disastrous), flogged David Lee’s bonkers Ferrari Dino resto-mod along the Angeles Crest Highway, a Morgan 3-Wheeler, hooned the ridiculously cool Gunther Werks 400R, threw an F4 car around COTA, toured Acura’s NSX factory, reviewed not one, not two, but three different Bentleys, thoroughly evaluated what I consider to be the best production car I’ve ever driven blasting all around the Angeles National Forest for two straight days in the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring, and completed my personal photography bucket list in spectacular fashion.

On the topic of racing coverage, I was trackside for Formula 1, World Rallycross, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, MotoGP, a stack of all the racing things at Long Beach, Pirelli World Challenge, and one seriously cool Ferrari Corse Clienti track day.

Enough with my incessant bragging. You’re here for the pictures, so here you go. It’s the fast car time!

I got to drive an F4 car.
The 964 road trip from Austin to Los Angeles that wasn’t meant to be.
One seriously cool McLaren 570 GT4.
I’m becoming a sucker for pit lane goggles reflection shots.
F1 world championship runner-up Sebastian Vettel
Max Verstappen pulls on his helmet before FP2.
Maxime Soulet, just before blasting around COTA in his Bentley Continental GT3.
The Gunther Werks 400R, along the Angeles Crest Highway
Sparks flew as the North American Porsche GT team tried to repair their GT3 RSR during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Working on our night moves... at Le Mans.
Kimi shocked the world, and beat Lewis Hamilton to win the F1 USGP at COTA.
Newcombs Ranch with one badass trio of Porsche offerings. 2 from Sharkwerks, and one from Magnus Walker.
Old meets new.
Tom O’Gorman rode the Jalopnik Bump all the way to the Pirelli World Challenge TC class championship.
Le Mans. Bucket list complete.
Toured Magnus Walker’s personal collection of Porsches.
This photo was taken in Detroit in January, when it was 6º outside... and Andrew Collins stayed inside the warm car.

And to top it all off, after a brilliant year of doing work for this site, when the work was done, I got married during a perfect wedding in Marfa.

(To see more of my work, follow along on my instagram and hit up my portfolio site.)

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Kurt Bradley

Sub-Par Photographer and Reasonably Quick Test Driver