So I started this up earlier this year and then let it fade away again. I’ve made a commitment to myself to recognize the cool people that are in my life and the great things they do. So Friend’s Stuff Friday is back.

This week, I’d like to recognize Rene Kotopoulis. Back in the 80s, Rene was shooting motocross photos for several media outlets and Raceway News and you can see some of her work on the Lukaitis Photo website in this gallery.

Several years ago, Rene gave me a bunch of slides to scan and the galleries you see there are the result of those efforts. Recently, she’s been scanning some of her old national motocross images, some of which can be seen on her Facebook page as well as next week on

Rene is also a part of the NJ Motocross community, still rides, and is just a really great person that I am proud to call a friend.

What is Friends Stuff Friday? Here’s the deal, I am fortunate to have some incredibly talented friends and acquaintances, and I got to thinking, how can I let the world know about them and what they do? That’s where this post comes in. Each week, I’ll gather up some of the cool stuff people I know have done or are involved with and post it here for everyone to see. If you like what they are doing, give them a follow, drop them a message, and let them know how cool what they are doing is. I have to admit, this isn’t an original idea, I did something on social media a long time ago, I just felt it was the right time to get it going again.