A multitude of Minis

by Helen Hooker September. 15, 2019 380 views

Every morning this weekend our day has started with a jaunt around the circuit here at Goodwood, along with 149 other Minis – quite a sight and sound! On Friday morning we had enough time while the grid of cars formed up for me to run up to the front to photograph the massed cars before we set off.

This Mini reminded me of the 1970s Esso adverts which promised to 'put a tiger in your tank!'

This Mini reminded me of the 1970s Esso adverts which promised to 'put a tiger in your tank!'

Kevin, Don and Martin on the grid, ready for the off

Kevin, Don and Martin on the grid, ready for the off

Out on track - the view from the back seat

Out on track - the view from the back seat

Each day I used a different lens to take my photos, giving a different perspective, from the back of the car on Friday and Saturday. Normally hand held cameras wouldn’t be allowed in cars on track but at the relatively low speed of these parade laps it was too good an opportunity to pass up.

Policemen in period costume beckoned us out on Saturday morning

Policemen in period costume beckoned us out on Saturday morning

Coming around St Marys in convoy

Coming around St Marys in convoy

On Sunday I had the opportunity to sit in the front of the car, which gave me a chance to catch some of the crowds as we set off. Everyone seemed to have caught ‘Mini fever’ as badly as us and we saw lots of smiling faces.

The ladies were pleased to see us, although the marshal in the foreground looked less impressed!

The ladies were pleased to see us, although the marshal in the foreground looked less impressed!

My friends cheering us on from trackside

My friends cheering us on from trackside

Once out on track I used a longer lens to catch some of the action ahead of us, bringing our Mini moment of glory to a happy end.

15 September 2019

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Angela Barnes 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful photographs of a great weekend and feel very privileged to be featured in the gallery!

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