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Archive for September, 2009

National Finals 2009

Posted by Richard on Sun 27 September 2009

It was a nice day on Sunday so I went over to Santa Pod for the National Finals. Wish I could have gone on the bike but it needs a new exhaust & MOT so its off the road at the moment.

I got into to the pod at 10:30 before I could get the camera out someone in a Ford Pop rolled down the track. I thought this is going to be an interesting day. The guy got out the car okay so while they were cleaning up the track I took a wander round the pits.

Then the racing started

Then is stopped again when someone sprayed oil down the track. This time I went to the queuing area.

Then it was back to the racing again

Favourite picture of the day

More pictures here

National Finals 2009

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The Fuzz & the Furious

Posted by Richard on Fri 18 September 2009

I went to Santa Pod on Thursday. They had an event to promote the latest Fast and Furious film being released on DVD. The idea behind the event was to try an persuade people to race on the track where its safer rather then the streets where its decidedly not safe.

Lt Tom Brown came over from the States where they have being running races between “the kids” and the “Cops” for a couple of years.

We saw a couple of videos promoting the scheme. Then interview for Radio 1 and on with the racing.


This is the “Fuzz from Texas with James the Organiser and being interviewed by Debbie from Radio1



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RAF Bentley Priory

Posted by Richard on Mon 14 September 2009

Bentley Priory was the headquarters of RAF Fighter Command during WWII. The RAF recently moved out and there are plans to turn it into a museum

They had an open day over the weekend I went along on Sunday to take some pictures.

Spitfire Guards the entrance

Pilots wait to “scramble”

Simulated air raid

Re-enactor as Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding in his office

Home Guard display

Was all the pain and suffering worth it  …… stupid question

The Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust website

More pictures on the link below

Bentley Priory

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Trax 2009 at Silverstone

Posted by Richard on Sun 06 September 2009

I went to Trax on Sunday with my good friends at UKSC. It was a bit weird driving in Silverstone surrounded by cars I followed the monster trucks ‘cos I wasn’t sure where I was going.

I did try to help with the marquee but I kept looking at my watch thinking I got up 3 hours early to put up a tent ?

But it was worth it got some great pictures of the UKSC models






UKSC Models


Tried out the ultra wide angle lens got some interesting shots of the monsters

And my bike

Then it was off to take a wander round the rest of the show


I went out on pit lane with Colin from Model Antics

This is Colin is on the right and yes he’s doing what every book on glamour photography book tells you not to do 🙂

I tried out the D300 on continuous shooting on the sprint track. Still haven’t got the hang of the focus options. Need to practise panning at 5 FPS couldn’t  do that with the S5

Spent ages trying to get this shot with no one around the car in the end I gave up


Favourite picture of the day I think I like the sultry look in this one

More pictures below

Trax Cars
Trax Models

And if you are into modified cars click here

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