Mavis at MediaCityUK


johnha

Link Posted 14/06/2012 - 22:28
Spotted (or rather heard) today and in time for Le Mans weekend.

Mavis is a 1930's racing Bentley with a rather large Packard engine.



Mavis at MediaCityUK #1 by John Halliwell, on Flickr



Mavis at MediaCityUK #2 by John Halliwell, on Flickr



Mavis at MediaCityUK #3 by John Halliwell, on Flickr
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steven9761

Link Posted 15/06/2012 - 07:51
The 1st two shots are rather "worrying", smoke-wise, bit #3's excellently captured, catching the moment when the cylinders ignite, all ready for the big race! Well done, John!!
Last Edited by steven9761 on 15/06/2012 - 07:51

Algernon

Link Posted 15/06/2012 - 07:57
Wow!
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Garnett

Link Posted 15/06/2012 - 09:03
1200bhp! 20% more than the Bugatti Veyron.

Love pic #3
~Pentax K-5, DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR, DA 35mm f/2.4 AL, DA 55-300mm f4.0-5.8 ED, FA 50mm f/1.4, M 50mm f/1.8 - flickr

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/06/2012 - 09:24
Love number 3.

Hope you don't mind but with a little sharpening and a lift in the shadows you can see a lot more detail.

Also helps if you post a larger size as well.



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Stuey

Link Posted 15/06/2012 - 22:30
I reckon Mavis may appreciate the makeover Mike
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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droopsnoot

Link Posted 16/06/2012 - 19:07
The commentator at the Pageant of Power today mentioned that Mavis had been at Media City yesterday. Must have meant Wednesday, I took this similar shot at CPOP yesterday:




There's nothing quite like the sound of a 12-cylinder aero engine starting up, especially on open ports and standing next to it. Lovely, lovely vehicle and if you look at Chris Williams (the guy in the bowler hat) and imagine what kind of car he drove, this would be it.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

johnha

Link Posted 20/06/2012 - 21:35
Thanks to all for the comments and thanks to Mike-P for the tweaks.

When I prepped it for Flickr I was a little harsh with the JPEG compression (**).
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Last Edited by johnha on 20/06/2012 - 21:38

digitalCG

Link Posted 21/06/2012 - 08:43
Certainly an impressive beast, especially so at close quarters in the CPOP paddock. IWMN is a great backdrop here and Mike's tweaks are well judged.

My own shot of Mavis from weekend is non-Pentax but can be seen here.
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