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Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2014, 11:21:44 AM »
I’m a traditional kinda guy, so let’s not forget the other inspiration behind this thread ;D
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 09:41:55 PM »
Well, as a follow-up on the original thread where the greatest drivers were discussed, I have to say that my most sincere thoughts are going to Schumacher, who's in critical condition after a severe head injury while skying in the french alps.  He is in intensive care ina an artificial coma and hypothermia to prevent further brain damage. That is surely one poor way of coming in to 2014...
He may not be the best sportsman, but he surely is part of F1 history. Hope he recovers without sequels.

Very well put. I was stunned to hear the news. I hope Schumi pulls through it. My thoughts are with him and his family at this most unfortunate time. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 08:38:51 PM »
Next up is from the Ferrari Cliente event last year, there were about 4 old F1 cars there, someone told me that it cost the owners $10 million to buy one of them and a further $30 million to ship them to 8 events annually, one of the drivers was apparently too drunk to make it to one of the 3 days so his F1 Ferrari sat there costing him millions while he slept off his hangover!! :o
The second photograph is of one of the awesome FXX, these things MUST be heard to be believed!! 8)

Thanks, this is a great thread!  I saw the FXX tested on Top Gear, it was and still is the fastest lap on their track, other than a pure race car...although...aren't these technically pure race cars?  You can't drive them on the street...

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 08:41:58 PM »
Well, as a follow-up on the original thread where the greatest drivers were discussed, I have to say that my most sincere thoughts are going to Schumacher, who's in critical condition after a severe head injury while skying in the french alps.  He is in intensive care ina an artificial coma and hypothermia to prevent further brain damage. That is surely one poor way of coming in to 2014...
He may not be the best sportsman, but he surely is part of F1 history. Hope he recovers without sequels.

Very well put. I was stunned to hear the news. I hope Schumi pulls through it. My thoughts are with him and his family at this most unfortunate time.

Indeed.  It's not a good sign that he is still in an induced coma, must have been a lot of brain swelling.  I hope he fully recovers, but does seem like there will be permanent damage.  I'm no doctor, though!

From what I saw on tv, it looks like the rock he landed head first on, was about 20 or 30 feet long and 6 feet high?  It looked huge on tv, anyway.  The people reviewing his helmet cam footage said it didn't appear that he was skiing at excessive speed, and he was about 25 feet off the prepared ski trail, or run.

His son skiing with him is only 14.  I can't image that, poor guy!

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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014, 02:49:57 PM »
Yeah, I've just been offered tickets for the 2014 F1 grand prix in Montreal. This thread sure is going to get a few new pics added next summer! This time I will really try to attend the open pit day. That is one occasion I keep on missing year after year but will surely bring on some nice photo opportunities!
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 03:37:30 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 03:41:39 PM »
Some nice photos there.

After watching as much of the race as I could (was working that weekend  :( ), I have set myself the aim to attend the Dubai 24 next year. Looks very exciting, plenty of vantage points and fewer crowds than a WEC event. And lets be honest Dubai instead of the UK in January is always going to be preferable  ;D

Am I correct in thinking it was free entry to the circuit for spectators? And free entry to all grandstands? I thought I read that somewhere...
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 11:03:14 PM »
And lets be honest Dubai instead of the UK in January is always going to be preferable  ;D

Am I correct in thinking it was free entry to the circuit for spectators? And free entry to all grandstands? I thought I read that somewhere...
It is mate, free entry and you can pretty much walk anywhere you like!!  Next year is the 10th anniversary so it’ll be fantastic for your first visit!! January feels cold at night so you’ll need long sleeves! It’s nice to see some fellow Dubai’ans on here (Jogeshs and Dhr90), I’ll post some of my 2014 24 hours images when I get home tonight.
Texphoto, those images are fantastic, I love that second tilt/shift image and the HDR element really makes the colours pop!!
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 08:21:15 AM »
And lets be honest Dubai instead of the UK in January is always going to be preferable  ;D

Am I correct in thinking it was free entry to the circuit for spectators? And free entry to all grandstands? I thought I read that somewhere...
It is mate, free entry and you can pretty much walk anywhere you like!!  Next year is the 10th anniversary so it’ll be fantastic for your first visit!! January feels cold at night so you’ll need long sleeves! It’s nice to see some fellow Dubai’ans on here (Jogeshs and Dhr90), I’ll post some of my 2014 24 hours images when I get home tonight.
Texphoto, those images are fantastic, I love that second tilt/shift image and the HDR element really makes the colours pop!!

Is it easy to listen to the commentary too? Radiolemans certainly makes a 24 hour race a bit more special.

I'm not from Dubai, just looking at it for a holiday next year...
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 10:48:21 AM »
Sadly, I have not been to a motorsports race since I bought my first DSLR 4 years ago.  I grew up attending 1-2 races each year at Mid Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, OH, USA (between Columbus and Cleveland).  I love that place, and I've missed it for the past 6 or 7 years.  My favorite events there are the SCCA Vintage Races and the ALMS Series/Grand Am Series (now United SportsCar Championship).  I miss the days of the Camel GT series, as well, as that era of racecars holds a special place in my heart.

On the bucket list of automotive events I would like to attend, the following: 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monoco GP, 24 Hours of Daytona, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rennsport Reunion, Barrett Jackson and Pebble Beach Concours.
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 12:10:15 PM »
Only got back into photography after nearly 18 years.  I love being at moto x events, or hanging with friends as they try to make around the track in one piece.  I took this on a second hand 20D I picked up with two cheap zooms (18-55 & 70-300)
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2014, 04:26:04 AM »
Hi Kyle.
As you mention in your post the SCCA Vintage Races, I would recommend that the Goodwood event that you attend should be the Revival, wheel to wheel, sometimes fender to fender racing of everything from little Austins to large Jaguars, Galaxies, motor bikes and open wheel racers from the 40's to the 60's, not all on track at once!  ;D
Whereas the Festival Of Speed has the most up to date cars, they run one at a time, and IMHO it tends to be a less thrilling event, however I have done both, and enjoyed both but picking one it would definitely be the Revival!
Hoping this year will see us reach the top of the GRRC waiting list and we will be able to enjoy from the much less crowded members enclosures!

Cheers Graham.

Sadly, I have not been to a motorsports race since I bought my first DSLR 4 years ago.  I grew up attending 1-2 races each year at Mid Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, OH, USA (between Columbus and Cleveland).  I love that place, and I've missed it for the past 6 or 7 years.  My favorite events there are the SCCA Vintage Races and the ALMS Series/Grand Am Series (now United SportsCar Championship).  I miss the days of the Camel GT series, as well, as that era of racecars holds a special place in my heart.

On the bucket list of automotive events I would like to attend, the following: 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monoco GP, 24 Hours of Daytona, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rennsport Reunion, Barrett Jackson and Pebble Beach Concours.
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2014, 04:28:59 AM »
Yeah, I've just been offered tickets for the 2014 F1 grand prix in Montreal. This thread sure is going to get a few new pics added next summer! This time I will really try to attend the open pit day. That is one occasion I keep on missing year after year but will surely bring on some nice photo opportunities!

Do it!!  I love Melbourne being the first race of the season and having tickets that get me into the pits on the Thursday. 2 years ago I got some great shots of the differing front wing elements the teams were testing.  Here they also opened up the vip viewing deck on top of the pit complex for the day which enabled me to get shots into the cockpits of the cars as they wheeled them to scrutineering as well as some of Ferrari practicing their pitstops.

Some pics of new cars have been released.  The Force India doesn't look too bad in the side on shot



However the front on shot of the Williams looks horrible with that narrow extension.



And the weirdest of the lot.... Lotus



Please no sexual comments about the Lotus and Williams having a head on crash... ;D
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« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2014, 09:38:10 AM »
I thought I would stick a couple of pic’s up from the Dubai 24 hours in January, what a weekend of fun!  I learnt a lot, like it’s time to buy a 70D as the ISO on the 550D leaves a lot to be desired!!  I arrived back just before dusk to catch the “glowing” brakes (and maybe catch a little exhaust flamage) but there had been an accident and there was a 60klm flag out >:(, this stayed out until after dark so I had to turn the ISO right up to 6400 to capture the shots I wanted, however I got 1 good one that I’m happy with (pic 1). I hope you enjoy the pics.  :)
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