Sprinting into springtime

by Helen Hooker April. 05, 2010 4920 views

Goodwood Motor Circuit hosted its annual Spring Sprint today so Kevin and I went along to take a look. There was a huge variety of cars participating, from ancient bone shakers through to modern sports cars however, as ever, my favourites in photographic terms were the 1960s and ??70s cars. We spent a while watching the cars shimmying out of the chicane (thankfully they all managed to keep on the track) then took a stroll around the paddock. I was rather taken with a Ford GT40 (a replica rather than an original) which the owner opened up for me to take some shots inside. Perhaps the most surreal moment of the day was when two Tesla Roadsters took to the track. They??re electric cars and almost silent ?? as they zipped around the chicane my camera shutter was actually noisier than they were!

I'm guessing the face mask is intended to keep the bugs out!

This Sunbeam was almost on three wheels at times

A replica Ford GT40 - in classic Gulf Racing colours.

There's something just so satisfying about the Gulf Racing colour scheme

The Ford GT40 window mechanism…..

….and its steering wheel

The near silent Tesla Roadster

The other Tesla was painted this eye-catching green - it looked great in the bright sunshine

I can't visit Goodwood without photographing a Mini!

This one's for Cristina - a classic Alfa Romeo.

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Dorothe 7 years, 6 months ago

Great set of great cars!

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Sara G 7 years, 6 months ago

Amazing shots, enjoyed reading about the cars..

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 6 months ago

Sounds like fun! great shots!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 7 years, 6 months ago

oh yes

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 6 months ago

Such good shots!!!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 7 years, 6 months ago

Great set. really like hte first one!!!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Florlavag 7 years, 6 months ago

Wonderfull cars, I like car number 1, I want to have a similar :P

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tracylynn Seeger 7 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic car shots! Cars are not easy to shoot when they're racing. LOVE that green!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 7 years, 6 months ago

So great cars and details

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pandka 7 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic! 9# is gorgeous!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Bwannadon 7 years, 6 months ago

Looks like a wonderful time... could not agree with you more on the Gulf colours!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 7 years, 6 months ago

Great set!! Love them! Old cars are so neat. :)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 6 months ago

I love cars so much...interesting post!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Moira 7 years, 6 months ago

TFS , great set.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 7 years, 6 months ago

very nice shots old cars

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