As announced this morning on our Instagram account (@mototintype), my photographic partner Susan McLaughlin and I have embarked on a 3-year world tour in our new Sprinter, a gift from our sponsor Mercedes-Benz.  They’ve generously loaned us their latest model, the AMG Sprinter with a turbocharged V8 engine (developing 503hp), which will make short work of the long-distance touring we’ve got planned.   And when the going gets rough, it’s got adjustable ride-height air shocks and 4WD, so mountain passes in the Andes or Himalayas won’t be a bother.

The new AMG Sprinter will make ours the World’s Fastest Darkroom

Follow our MotoTintype World Tour on,, and on our Instagram feed (@thevintagent, @suzieheartbreak, @wetplatevan); we started this morning in San Francisco, and had passed Tijuana by noon!  ‘Haulin’ ass for photographs’.  Check our route map to see if we’re passing through your town; maybe you deserve to be shot!

Wet Plates make even Fat-tire choppers look cool.
We’re happy to make action shots too, if you can keep your bike still for 3 seconds…
Wet Plates: making middle-aged men look like heroes since 1850.