Black Katz’s Cobra In The Water Shoot!



Reminder to myself. Don’t use two cameras! When we arrived at Katz’s Marina, I could hear the rumble of muscle for sure. AHHHHHHHHH! The Black Katz’s Cobra was running. Oh and I mean running. So, we all looked at each other. Including Mr B, who was just happy to be with the gang! BOAT RIDE? And just like Bruiser, we all perked up. Quick, pile in. So we got into Alans cool U22 and we all just grabbed all the cameras we had, Bob Kays and I. 3 or 4 of them. NEVER DO THIS!

A Ploetner But Shot, Like Father Like Son!

Its a ship show later trying to weed through hundreds of photos from different sources. And I am missing some.. WTH??? Anyway enough excuses.. Okay one more. The weather SUCKED. Bad light, grey and boring. And this boat needs sparkle. The black sides in this light are , well a black hole of light.. Okay thats the last excuse. Enjoy.. Oh and I didnt send myself captions …. so I get to make them up! Woohooo!

The Bat Phone! Just in case.. You never know!

Headed out of the Marina, Seth at what ever that wheel is called. T helm, a Thelm..

Oh ya

Oh hell ya. Miles of smiles

The Pontoon crowd. WHAT IS THAT, HOLY CRAP!

Mr B in Denes’s Danese? Dinese” DENISE? Kays, Lap. and Wayne “I thought this was a roadtrip!”

Its fast..

Looks great in BW

Very fast – BTW, a fantastic angle of a cobra

Go Seth Go!





Some adjusting.

And back on the road! Lake.. Water.. Wet stuff




19 replies
  1. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    STOP the INTERWEB!!! we missed Matts BIRTHDAY yesterday!!
    …click click click, changing the channel back to the Black Cobra…

  2. Frank@Falmouth
    Frank@Falmouth says:

    STOP the INTERWEB!!!!
    We missed Matts BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY!!!

    ……click, click , click…..changing channel back t the Black Cobra…. Very cool

  3. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    They still didn’t do anything about the misaligned lifting rings🤨
    The devil is in the details. Other than that, a beautiful boat.

  4. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Cool Boat, great pictures! Reminds me of the old Jan and Dean song 🎶 Little Cobra. How many of you guys remember that one?

    • Kelly Wittenauer
      Kelly Wittenauer says:

      “Spring little Cobra get ready to strike
      Spring little Cobra now with all of your might
      Hey little Cobra don’t you know you’re gonna shut ’em down.” 🙂

      Still hear it at car shows occasionally.

  5. Rick
    Rick says:

    Happy belated birthday. Obviously with the Cobra and new boat you picked up you didn’t need to milk your birthday for a story.

  6. Wudzgud
    Wudzgud says:

    Happy belated birthday!!!!
    Where is the picture of you driving the Black Cobra?
    Now that would be a rush!

  7. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Happy Birthday Matt!
    Posting late today as I was busy in Port Huron working with the Michigan gang on a boat show coming up in a few weeks.

  8. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Smith! As you know from your days doing car ads, black cars are always the most difficult to shoot. They either suck up all the light or they’re a giant mirror of the camera car. We always asked BMW for silver. We could make those look stunning.

  9. Kent O
    Kent O says:

    Never too many cameras! I usually carry two or three at a time. I tell people if you hear a big splash, dive in quick and get the memory cards 🙂

    Challenging conditions for sure, but you made it work.

    Just don’t forget rule number 1 – be sure the captain takes the dock lines off. They are a bitch to Photoshop out.

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