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Some Classics in The Wild (Image Heavy)

Posted 27/10/2021 - 21:58 Link
Back in May I got asked to Ďtake some picturesí for a classic road rally event our club runs, and itís always a fun day with a good mixture of old and modern classics. Last time I was driving the course car so could just enjoy the driving, but this year was definitely a more stressful exercise. I had to chase the event around to catch the cars at various points on the course at specific times, including the special tests on the grass, with the pressure of making sure I got shots of all 20+ entrants. Smashing a K3 and DA*50-135 on the tarmac due to a dodgy strap karabina didnít help either! Although looking on the bright side I suppose it's cheaper and less stressful than pranging the car

Some random(ish) images from the event. All K3 and DA*50-135 or K1 ll and DA*200.

The course car was definitely a 'cut above' this year.
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Winning MGB
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England V Germany
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Sporty Corti
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The 'Tank'
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Mini passing the final resting place of my DA50-135
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Long Range Golf Shot
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Posted 27/10/2021 - 22:25 Link
Some cracking shots of some great classics there.

Yep, the course car is rather smart too.
Posted 27/10/2021 - 22:25 Link
Nice collection of photos Crossed up
Must admit always had a soft spot for the GTI mk2 golf 16valve
My brother had one with all the bells and whistles done , the head , suspension etc all carried out by the previous owner
It was calypso green and mint with low mileage example
He got married and the baby used to get sick in the back
So it had to be sold he made 1500 extra than he paid for it originally because of the full comprehensive history and the upgrades carried out by the specialists back in the day in the UK it was probably about 1985
Would loved to have bought it alas I was just that bit young for such a car
Sorry for going on a bit and I must find a few photos of it
Posted 27/10/2021 - 22:39 Link
Thanks both, I was glad when it was over and relieved to find at least one decent shot of each competitor. It's an incentive to get my engine back in the car so I can enter again next year and leave the 'togging' to someone else

There was a MK2 too Flan, but an 8V I think.
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Posted 27/10/2021 - 22:54 Link
Engine change Crossed, I hope you have a decent sized garage (itís that time of year )😀
I was a passenger in an opel manta 3litre rally prepared around the same period mid late 80ís on a closed road I didnít have to do anything as the driver knew the stretch like the back of his hand
From that day on I know why they strap one in so tightly 😱😱😱
I kinda knew also that Iíd never make it as racing driver 😅😅
Posted 27/10/2021 - 23:48 Link
They're all great, loads of action captured well. I do like that Bentley. I've either driven or been driven in all of them, (including the Bentley). Gorgeous cars, obviously lovingly looked after. Thanks.
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
Posted 28/10/2021 - 08:42 Link
Excellent shooting, I do like the rear view of the Bentley and the Imp with the mud coming off the wheels.

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Posted 29/10/2021 - 11:01 Link
Sorry, but, more stationary cars in a stationary background.

This is how to show movement.
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Posted 29/10/2021 - 11:48 Link
Good imagery and detail.

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