Donnington Historic Festival 2014 (Jag heavy - again!)

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by José De Bardi, May 6, 2014.

  1. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Hi All,

    So I spent this long weekend (Monday was a public holiday in the UK) at Donnington Historic Festival. I was invited by a friend to attend the "quattro Owners Club Annual National Charity Dinner" (which also got me access to cheap tickets for the festival!). I took a petrol head buddy to the festival, and the wife to the dinner - which included a speech from Phil Short (who was part of the Audi UK rally team and co-driver to David Llewellin back when the quattro was destroying the competition on the 80's) - he had a lot of really great stories!

    Anyway, here are a few (or rather quite a lot!) of my pics from the day. Car 'portraits' are all on the SEL35F18 (loving this lens!), track action on the SEL55210 and landscape/panoramas on the SEL16F28 - I was really happy with these 3 lenses, I actually had my 'sling' back with all my lenses in but didn't bother with the rest!

    The only thing I'm annoyed about is despite where my invite came from, I didn't take any of the Audi quattro's!!

    This was a great day out, and actually very cheap - only £20 per person (I paid £10). And access is amazing, you can wander all through the pits etc no problem!

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    This isn't the greatest pic, but this Jag was MENTAL!! Best noise of the day!
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    As you can see, a rather lovely day! We walked around the whole outside of the circuit!
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    Oooops!
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    These boarded up buildings used to be corporate boxes, made for a nice shot!
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    A fun GIF I made of the old Cortinas going round!
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    And finally, I shot some video of the little oval/drift course where they were letting "run what ya brung" on for a go. Edited 5 mins into this fun iMovie, really pleased with he quality of the A6000;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lajg9tAvqA
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks like a great way to spend some time.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great action shots!!! Really enjoyed them all :thumbup:
     
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  4. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Love that 'Stang!

    Good little movie too.
     
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