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Eric Hege
Works at Davidson Water, Inc.
Attended East Davidson High School
Lives in Thomasville, NC
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Under The Hood

Ditching the hood liner and finishing out the underside of the hood sure looks better than the way a Mustang comes from the factory. Taken at the 2015 Mustang Week Car Show.

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Ditching the hood liner and finish ing out the und erside of the hood sure looks better than the way a mustang comes from the factory. Taken at the 2015 Mustang week car show.
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Autocross

Need an autocross fix? How about a classic Mustang autocross fix? If so, this fastback Mustang should easily provide the cure for what you're jonsing!

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Need an autocross fix? How about a classic mustang autocross fix? If so, this fastback mustang should easily provide the cure for what you re jonsing!
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Mustang Week 2015-Vaughn Gittin Jr.

No drifting by Vaughn Gittin Jr. this time around, just a flyby at high speed!

#inmotionthursday +InMotion Thursday by +Scott Thomas

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Yep, he gave out a few rides and one to the Make a Wish kid who was at Mustang Week this year.

Enjoy Watkins Glen, I bet that'll be a blast!
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Smokescreen at the Dragstrip

The SCT Performance Ford Lightning sears the rubber in the burnout box at Darlington Dragway.

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Camaro's Perspective

A Camaro's perspective of a 2015 Mustang spotted at the Mustang Week car show. Bonus points for the plate!

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LOL MUSTANG
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Mustang Week 2015

One can still almost catch the scent of burning rubber after +Jonathan Nerren took to the speedway as part of the 2015 Mustang Week Burnout contest!

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Hot Asphalt

Nothing like a good tire scrubbing to clean the asphalt at the Myrtle Beach Speedway!

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Smokin' the Competition...

The Surgeon General may frown at smoking cigarettes, but he never said anything's wrong with smokin' the competition!

From Darlington Dragway at Mustang Week.

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Eleanor

I followed this car into the car show on Friday at Mustang Week, and it sounds as good as it looks! Almost expected Randall "Memphis" Raines to get out it after it was parked.

Share your favorite classic, or new, rides with us for   #FourWheeledFriday . Make sure to tag your post with +Four Wheeled Friday and mention your curators which are:

+Akhil Kalsh +Kimberly Tweed +StPaul Herrmann +Four Wheeled Friday +Virgil Cowen and myself +Eric Hege

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Always loved Eleanor, but she is getting boring with so many pics out there. Seems everyone wants to post a pic of her. Doesn't seem quite as special or rare any more. I just like the '67 better than anything else tho. 
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Lightning Strike

Lightning strikes can sometimes result in smoke and carnage, and that was certainly the case here. For those of you that weren't there, this Ford SVT Lightning was the winner for the 2015 Burnout Competition.

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Mustang Week 2015-Speedway Run

A hot yellow 2015 Mustang GT in action out on the speedway, during Wednesday's fun runs!

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Burnout

Rolling plenty of smoke off of the rear tires, this Mustang was getting done in the annual burnout contest at Mustang Week this year. That in itself made for a great photo. The burnouts seemed to be a little earlier in the evening than the year before, so I couldn’t get that orange-tinted sky. However, a bonus was being able to catch the sun reflecting off the car since it was a little higher than in years past!

So slip the clutch, step on the gas, smoke the tires, and show us your favorites for #FourWheeledFriday. Make sure to tag your post with +Four Wheeled Friday and mention your curators which are:

+Akhil Kalsh +Kimberly Tweed +StPaul Herrmann +Four Wheeled Friday +Virgil Cowen and myself +Eric Hege

#bforblue +B for Blue by +Aileen Sorenson

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Always good to race to a #fourwheeledfriday in a hurry, +Eric Hege ;-)
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    Information Technology Manager, present
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Thomasville, NC
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Lexington, NC - Winston-Salem, NC
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IT by day, photographer and Ford Mustang enthusiast by night.
Introduction

I started my journey into the IT industry around 1981 at the age of 11 with not one, but two TI-99/4A’s and a couple of cassette recorders for storage. Interesting enough, not that it mattered as much to me at the time, the TI-99/4A was the first 16-bit personal computer. Powerful for its time, I still managed to push it to its memory limits, programming in BASIC and creating a few programs that suited my needs at the time.

I’m the Information Technology Manager at Davidson Water Inc., a private non-profit water utility that serves parts of four counties in N.C. While my main job is maintaining the IT infrastructure, I tend to wear several hats that have involved involving water modeling, radio telemetry, and other similar items that may pop up from day to day.

I’m also an avid Ford Mustang enthusiast, having kept at least one Mustang in my garage since 1989. The list of Mustangs that have passed through my garage are:

  • 1965 V6 Mustang Coupe
  • 1989 Mustang LX 5.0
  • 2000 V6 Mustang Coupe
  • 2000 V6 Mustang Convertible
  • 2000 Mustang GT Convertible
  • 2004 V6 Mustang Coupe
  • 2006 Mustang GT Convertible
Currently I still have the following:
  • 1989 Mustang LX 5.0
  • 2006 Mustang GT Convertible
My 2006 GT Convertible is primarily a show car, although it still gets driven quite a bit. It has won numerous car show awards, including Best of Show at a large annual event in Burlington, NC, and Best 05-09 at Mustang Week in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Mustang Week, hosted in Myrtle Beach SC, is one of the largest annual Mustang events on the east coast.

I enjoy photography, both traditional photography as well as HDR/Tone Mapped images. I generally shoot in raw (Canon .cr2), and then process the raw files with Lightroom 4. Depending upon what I'm after I may also use Photomatix Pro, Nik, or Corel Paint Shop Pro.

While a lot of my images focus on automotive themes, since I participate in a lot of car shows, there's way more out there to photograph than cars! So you'll find a mix of subjects in my photographs. I'm also a curator for the Four Wheeled Friday Theme and Community.

Current Major Equipment List:
  • Canon Rebel XT (Gripped)
  • Canon 40D (Gripped)
  • Canon 5D Mark III (Gripped)
  • Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon 400mm f/5.6L USM
  • Canon 1.4x III Teleconverter
  • Canon Extension Tube EF12 II
  • Canon Extension Tube EF25 II
  • Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs
  • Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Tripod Legs
  • Manfrotto 496RC2 Midi Ball Head
  • Manfrotto 498RC2 Midi Ball Head
I have been publishing some photography articles through my blog. There's not much rhyme or reason to the articles. It is just whatever, and whenever, something pops into my mind to write about.

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You'll find a full view of all of my photo albums here.

Bragging rights
Best 05-09 Mustang, Mustang Week 2010, 2012, and 2013, three years out of the five I've participated! I also have three of my canvas photography prints displayed in a museum that is affiliated with the Smithsonian.
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  • East Davidson High School
  • High Point University
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