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#1751 elansprint72

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 20:03

My foot's been crook again, so the scanner has been back in action. Oulton Park 1976, Brian Classic in his Bizzarrini, with the Ferrari Breadvan following.

One of the two Austin Champ "fire-engines" was such a bad starter that the guys left the engine ticking over for the whole race-meeting.

 

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#1752 elansprint72

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 20:14

Another shot from the same meeting- the brick structure was the water-tower, a good place to watch from, until it became unsafe. This was one of several military buildings still standing in the late '70s. Oulton was a training-camp for US soldiers prior to D-Day in WW2, General Patton was based there for a while and there are photos of him, Ike and Churchill, allegedly planning the invasion, in the local pub.

 

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#1753 E1pix

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 21:07

Very nice, Pete!

I'm trying to place the leading FF... Dulon? Van Diemen?

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 21:19

Hope your foot gets better, Pete, but wonderful pictures.  Am I right in saying the first is taken at Druids?

 

Eric, the FF picture is Derek Warwick in a works Hawke DL15.  Not sure who is following, although I would have known all those years ago...

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 21:30

Memory not what it used to be , but  was the driver of the Ferrari at that time John Harper? Lovely shot, btw. The water tower takes you back, for sure. If we are not careful we will have references to Blaster Bates,  slurry pits, and, a separate story, trees and  the origins of Knicker Brook, all thanks to dynamite.... 

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#1756 E1pix

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 01:08

Hope your foot gets better, Pete, but wonderful pictures.  Am I right in saying the first is taken at Druids?
 
Eric, the FF picture is Derek Warwick in a works Hawke DL15.  Not sure who is following, although I would have known all those years ago...
 
Mark

Thanks Mark, I appreciate that! I don't recall Hawke FFs being in the States so late, a friend won the National Championship in one in '72, but after that I'm not sure they were around here.

Thanks again.

#1757 elansprint72

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 23:05

Mark- yes, Druids.

 

Roger- yes, John Harper.

 

:)



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 05:01

My foot's been crook again, so the scanner has been back in action. Oulton Park 1976, Brian Classic in his Bizzarrini, with the Ferrari Breadvan following.

One of the two Austin Champ "fire-engines" was such a bad starter that the guys left the engine ticking over for the whole race-meeting.

 

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I've been away for a while, so I've some catching up to do. That said this is a wonderful photograph, and thanks for sharing it. It's one of those shots that makes me actually wish I was older and had a chance at this sort of shot! 



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:29

I've been away for a while, so I've some catching up to do. That said this is a wonderful photograph, and thanks for sharing it. It's one of those shots that makes me actually wish I was older and had a chance at this sort of shot! 

 

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#1760 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:43

Eric, the FF picture is Derek Warwick in a works Hawke DL15.  Not sure who is following, although I would have known all those years ago...

Marc Donaldson in the no 40 Hawke and Yves Sarazin in the no 20 Tiga, Mark. Lovely, evocative period shots, as usual, from the Elansprintmeister (Hard to believe that shots from the '70s are 'period'!)



#1761 elansprint72

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 00:00

"Hard to believe that shots from the '70s are 'period'!"

 

Seems like only the day before yesterday to me.  :-(



#1762 E1pix

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:28

Doesn't it, though?

#1763 kayemod

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 12:04

"Hard to believe that shots from the '70s are 'period'!"

 

Seems like only the day before yesterday to me.  :-(

 

♫  I've been aware of the time going by,

They say in the end it's the wink of an eye 

 

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#1764 elansprint72

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:10

This getting old- it's just not cricket (rather like this game in progress at Le Mans).

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Don't ask me to explain the rules...  :smoking:



#1765 kayemod

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 11:20

By my reckoning, that pic has increased your TNF post count by nine.



#1766 E1pix

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 16:09

If that's cricket, I'm scared to see what golf looks like.

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 16:14

Don't be scared - the chap in the picture is only 4 ft tall...



#1768 E1pix

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 16:47

I thought that was a one-man tent. Must be a four-man.

#1769 JacnGille

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:10

Nawwww, the world's shortest fence. :cool:



#1770 kayemod

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:17

Nawwww, the world's shortest fence. :cool:

 

Can't be, he's about 5'10", but thanks for telling us what his ahem, "sideline" is.



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 19:31

Please stop this "getting old" talk, Pete. :(

 

My next door neighbor stopped for a quick chat...he was in his new Toyota, on his way to town for the weekly shopping. When I asked how he was, he replied :-

 

"Everything was going well, until I turned 90"...God love 'im. :cool:



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Posted 26 January 2016 - 20:40

Can't be, he's about 5'10", but thanks for telling us what his ahem, "sideline" is.

 

Don't care how tall he is. After the England cricket team was so badly thrashed by South Africa today, there's a place for him in the team!



#1773 E1pix

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 21:41

Can't be, he's about 5'10", but thanks for telling us what his ahem, "sideline" is.

Is it a sideline, or what it takes to sell photos these days? ;-)

#1774 JacnGille

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:09

Can't be, he's about 5'10", but thanks for telling us what his ahem, "sideline" is.

Sorry, I meant in length, not height.



#1775 elansprint72

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 21:48

Don't care how tall he is. After the England cricket team was so badly thrashed by South Africa today, there's a place for him in the team!

Only one problem: he's South African! :rolleyes:



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 02:25

That`s never stopped the Poms before...



#1777 elansprint72

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 17:57

That`s never stopped the Poms before...

Yes I noticed that our UK press is singing the praises of a "British" girl who lived in Aus until she was 14 and then went back to be trained thro' their tennis-coaching scheme for 8 years and finally took UK citizenship two years ago. British womens' tennis rises from the ashes ( :smoking: ). Reminds me of that other famous British tennis player- you know, the bloke who couldn't get on the Canadian team so jumped ship. We also seem to have a rugby captain who is from NZ but I don't know anything about ball games. :rolleyes:



#1778 E1pix

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 18:04

Sure you do -- racing's the ultimate "balls game."

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 18:40

Yes I noticed that our UK press is singing the praises of a "British" girl who lived in Aus until she was 14 and then went back to be trained thro' their tennis-coaching scheme for 8 years and finally took UK citizenship two years ago.

 

Yes, she has British citizenship, but I think she also has Australian and Hungarian. Both her parents are Hungarian, so she could probably play for any one of those three countries.

 

Opportunizmus. That's Hungarian for opportunist, not sure what the Australian equivalent might be.

 

This reminds me of my late father, he shot for the country of his birth (Wales) at Bisley. He was a pretty good shot, but not quite good enough to qualify for the English team, although he's lived all but the first 6 months of his life here.



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 16:17

At last, but should I buy one and replace my lovely D300?

 

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#1781 uffen

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 17:37

At last, but should I buy one and replace my lovely D300?

 

http://www.europe-ni...ofessional/d500

I love my D300 but I also acknowledge that newer models are better. My D300 has trouble keeping up with focusing when shooting moving objects (like football players). Newer ones should be more able in that regard, as well as others.

The improvements are smaller and smaller as time goes but the D300 is old enough that you will notice the difference.



#1782 E1pix

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 18:42

You might wait a few months for them to remove bugs and glitches, otherwise looks like a winner!

#1783 elansprint72

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:06

Might be a daft statement but I thought the focus-speed was more down to the lens motor than the body.



#1784 kayemod

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 15:00

Might be a daft statement but I thought the focus-speed was more down to the lens motor than the body.

 

What I think it means in practice is that the body processes focussing and other information at the speed of Concorde, then sends it to the lens, which accepts the info and puts it into practice at the speed of a Vickers Viscount. That depends on the lens fitted of course, the two lenses I use most are around 15 years old, but probably like most Nikon users, I regularly use older AF Nikkors that are more like 30 years old, some even older, a result of Nikon's commendable practice of not obseleting (sorry!) their older optics.



#1785 uffen

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 15:46

Might be a daft statement but I thought the focus-speed was more down to the lens motor than the body.

There is some truth to that - the weakest link, only as fast as the slowest ship, etc.

As was said by kayemod, the body processes the info and commands the lens accordingly. The faster, but more importantly, the more certain the body is of where to focus, the better. The lens obeys as quickly as it can.

May modern lenses are no longer driven by gears but by electomagnetic motors that react very, very quickly. What I found was that my D300 dithered on the decisions and the lens hunted. It hunted quickly, mind you, but still hunted.

Also, some solid colours are very hard for the focus systems to "see" but that facility is getting better, too, with more modern beasts.