We are a lucky bunch here at AutoGuide.com, afforded the opportunity to not only drive cars in amazing places, but to be able to flex our photography muscles while doing it.
From Willow Springs Raceway in California to the winding roads of Spain, our travels took us around the world this year to bring you the scoop on the latest and greatest in the automotive world.
Scroll down to see our favorite shots from 2016.
Photo by: Brett Colpitts; Featured in: AutoGuide.com 2016 Car of the Year
Taken at Willow Springs, this picture captures all six of the AutoGuide.com Car of the Year contenders right at sunset. We were worried about losing the sunlight, but once it dipped behind the California hills, the colors in the sky really came out.
Photo by: Chris Blanchette; Featured in: 34 Stunning Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Photos from Laguna Seca
Taken at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, we love the way this shot plays with the light. It doesn’t hurt that the new Mazda MX-5 RF is pretty sexy as well.
Photo by: Chris Blanchette; Featured in: 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder Review
As if the Huracan doesn’t have enough angles, nailing this photo with this camera angle gives the car a great imposing stance.
Photo by: Anthony Delacruz; Featured in: Pagani Huayra BC Review
The Pagani Huayra is all about the details, which is why this photo appeals to us so much. This beautiful car even has mirrors made from carbon fiber, and of course a flag to remind you where it comes from.
Photo by: Stephen Elmer; Featured in: 2017 Ford Super Duty Review
Taken in a Colorado state park, the Ford F-250 Super Duty looks the part of outdoorsman in this shot.
Photo by: Michael Accardi; Featured in: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Review
Sometimes, we get just a little excited when out testing cars, especially something like this Camaro 1LE. Sorry officer…
Photo by: Jonathan Yarkony; Featured in: 2018 Audi TT RS Review
With its 400-horsepower turbocharged engine, this little Audi is ready to take off, making this helipad a fitting location.
Photo by: Jonathan Yarkony; Featured in: McLaren 570S vs. Audi R8
A McLaren just waiting to be unleashed from the parking garage. Let’s go for a drive!
Photo by: Dan Ilika; Featured in: 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 Review
We have no idea how all those skid marks got there.
Photo by: Jodi Lai; Featured in: 2017 Ford Escape Review
Western Canada offers some gorgeous scenery, making the best backdrop for a photo we can think of.