Mini Challenge #632: Motorsports

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OP greenmanphoto Veteran Member • Posts: 3,150
Re: Mini Challenge #632: Motorsports EXHIBITS

AlwynS wrote:

Some real oldies here!

A real trip down memory lane with atrocious quality but still...

Start of a local Formula 1 race at Killarney racetrack near Cape Town. I believe this was in 1972 given the Lotus 72 in pole position. Taken with a Miranda Sensomat 35mm SLR with a 400mm Tokina lens

Shot of the Lotus 72 during the race

I was a bit late on the shot: one of the F1 drivers pushing a bit too hard. Could have been a McLaren M7 or a Lotus 49.

Around the same time: my brother used to participate in the saloon car races at that time. We went to the track for mid-week testing and practice for the upcoming race. At the same time there was a Chevron B19 practicing. Safety considerations were a bit different in the seventies, especially given that this was an unofficial casual practice day, so I was out on the pit lane in front of his pit, RIGHT next to the track:

The setting: not sure of the car in this shot. A bit of sleuthing suggests that it was almost certainly a Lola T290.


You really HAVE been shooting for a while! I was shooting in the mid- to late-70s, but with a Kodak instant camera! Wasn't until I was 15 or so when I got my first "real" camera, a Pentax K1000 35mm SLR. A no-frills, all-manual camera with a match-stick metering system! It was simple, but effective, and I learned a LOT on that camera! I DID a lot with it, as well, from anything that caught my eye to graduation photos to even a wedding, IIRC!


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