Old Racing Cars

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  1. Glider

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    In the UK we have an event called the Goodwood Revival which is an annual event that allows literally scores of wealthy people who own vintage racing cars (all types) to race them.
    It’s an unusually relaxed event where nearly everyone dresses up in 1950's/60's clothes and gets to enjoy the atmosphere. All the support vehicles are original and all the staff dress up. It makes for an interesting day.
    The racing is fast and furious and when you consider the almost total lack of safety equipment in these cars, plus thin tyres, it can be eventful. The average track speeds for the whole circuit as you expect varied by type and age, but the 1950's cars were averaging over 100mph and the 1960 + old Formula 1 cars considerable more.

    I attach a selection of photos, if you would like some more, please let me know.
    Panning was difficult as most of the time we were on the main straight and the cars were flying past.

    One thing, I am not a petrol head and don’t know what most of the cars are, so if you do, shout out.
     

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    Petrol head... :lol:

    Nice pictures Glider.
     
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    Just playing with the size as the others came out smaller than expected
     

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    pretty cool we have a similar event called muscle car masters
     
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    Still playing
     

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    Sometimes things can go wrong. He walked away from this and was lucky it didn't roll
     

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    jeez. are they using new technology into old cars?
     
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    Just as long as you're not playing with yourself :lol: GREAT cars G-man!

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    Hi Glider,

    >I attach a selection of photos, if you would like some more, please let me know.

    Do you have some more of little blue tri-wheeler (if it is one) with the V-2 engine that is just visible behind the neat white pre-war racer in PICT0190?

    >Panning was difficult as most of the time we were on the main straight and the cars were flying past.

    Hehe, I was at the Salzburgring two weeks ago for a smiliar vintage car event, and I had just the same experience :)

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     

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    As for the new technology in the old cars, the awnser is an emphatic no. You can see from this photo, the only crumple zone on these cars is your rib cage.
    As for the three wheeler, I only have a so so photo of a red one.

    PS I think someone has resized some of the pictures for me which I appreciate. If so can they tell me what settings they used? Many Thanks
     

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    Nice shots Glider I always liked the Morgan with the V1000 JAP engine mind you 90mph plus on three bike wheels is a bit hairy.
     
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    Not entirely sure what the silver one is (think its a D Type Jag, but wings don't look quite right) but I really hope that was a replica. Ouch!
     
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    It wasn't a replica as there not allowed and the bill for fixing it must be enough to make your eyes water. That said these are very wealthy business men, lawyers, Bankers, pop stars who can afford to pay.

    The helicopter park was a sight in itself, but I couldn't get close enough as were the private aircraft. Anything from a Tiger Moth to the latest twins.
     
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    Hi Glider,

    >As for the three wheeler, I only have a so so photo of a red one.

    I love it! :) Thanks a lot!

    Here some more from Austria ...

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     

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    I like the last one, looks like he overdosed on steroids. I will find some more
     

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    Hi Glider,

    >I like the last one, looks like he overdosed on steroids.

    LOL! Good description :)

    Some pictures of "non-doped" versions here:

    NSU Prinz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here is another NSU on the Salzburgring, as well as some "family-grade" BMWs. The driver of the orange BMW 2002 almost lost it when he tried to match a Porsche 911's speed in the turn - I'd never have expected anyone to be able to recover from such severe fishtailing!

    Regards,

    Henning (HoHun)
     

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    is that an aston martin I spy going out wide in the first pic?
     
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