Speed weekend

by Helen Hooker July. 18, 2020 510 views

After our day trip to Brands Hatch last weekend we took the plunge and booked for another fix of speed, this time for two days at Donington Park.

One of the Le Mans cars

One of the Le Mans cars

One of the attractions of the weekend was the presence of pre-1966 Minis and the historic touring cars – all staples of the events we usually attend at Goodwood. You can always guarantee plenty of overtaking action with these cars from the 1950s and 60s and there’s something wonderful about watching an old Mini drift around a corner!

Drifting on three wheels

Drifting on three wheels

Another interesting element of the weekend was the historic F1 cars. They look so different from modern Formula One cars and certainly sound much more dramatic than their current counterparts.

We spent today exploring one side of the circuit, seeking out the best vantage points during the qualifying sessions ready for the races on Sunday. Our final destination was a spot on the infield, where we had a clear view across the track with no high fences. Here I spent some more time practising my slow speed panning. Naturally there were lots of horribly blurred shots, but I came away with two which made me smile and I think they genuinely give a sense of speed.

I couldn't resist the textures and colours on the inside of the armco around the track

I couldn't resist the textures and colours on the inside of the armco around the track

18 July 2020

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Don Baird 1 year, 2 months ago

Excellent panning. The cars were very sharp.

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