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#1 MarkHealy

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 20:53

Hi,

 

I've started scanning images my father made in the 1950s at various motorsport events around Ireland, cars and bikes, mainly the former.

 

They can be viewed at https://www.flickr.c...157711423456471

 

I'll continue to add more as I scan my way through his negative library.

 

Mark



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#2 bradbury west

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 00:39

What a lovely archive. Many thanks for sharing it.
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#3 cooper997

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:17

Mark, nice to see fresh photos from your father's effort all those years ago. Look forward to seeing more if you find others.

 

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#4 Cappo

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 22:06

Fantastic collection, well done. Are they captioned by any chance?

#5 MarkHealy

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 22:15

Yes, when you click on an image, the majority should have a description of some sort.

 

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#6 richardspringett

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 14:13

Hi Mark

 

Truly evocative fotos....thanks! Such clarity.....would love to know camera/lens...

 

Richard



#7 rudi

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 16:31

Thanks for sharing. Rare and great photos of the IRA Special.



#8 MarkHealy

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 21:40

Hi Mark

 

Truly evocative fotos....thanks! Such clarity.....would love to know camera/lens...

 

Richard

Hi Richard,

 

Many tks for the kind comments. My father used a medium format camera (undetermined Agfa model producing 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 negs) up until 1953 when he switched to 35mm using a Braun Paxette rangefinder.

 

Regards,

Mark



#9 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 22:10

These are lovely photos. Many thanks Mark.

#10 Roy C

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:02

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.  :up:

 

But one correction: the "Jaguar SS100" is an early Morgan 4/4 (your comments are turned off, so I couldn't add this information).



#11 MarkHealy

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:54

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.  :up:

 

But one correction: the "Jaguar SS100" is an early Morgan 4/4 (your comments are turned off, so I couldn't add this information).

Thanks for that. I'll amend accordingly. Morgan was my first reaction but I didn't think it looked right from that angle somehow.

 

I shall fix the comments situation as well.

 

Mark