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Rockingham Experience day

Anyone on here going to the Experience Day at Rockingham Speedway this Saturday 8 April 2017?

I shall be there.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Hi John

I will be going so see you there' I'll be travelling up from London

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Re: Rockingham Experience day

See you there then Ben does not seem a popular experience day for members on here. Hope we get to go use the pro's vantage points near the track.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Hi Guys,

I got a confirmation from them a couple of weeks ago that I had a place but I've heard nothing since.

I'm away tomorrow at a Goodwood trackday so wont be able to chase anyone up at Olympus.

Have you had any real instructions of where to report to or any details of the day?

If I don't get an email tomorrow its just under a three hour drive on Saturday morning on the off chance!

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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Had a good day at Rockingham and a big thanks to the Olympus team and Mike Inkley. There were about 30 of us and I asked around and did not find anyone on this forum. Learnt a few things about the MKii settings and a couple of tricks when shooting motor sports. Action was club class motor sports but it did allow us the freedom to go (safely) to places the public are not permitted. Got to wear the high vis media jacket, felt like a pro, but that's all.

CAF and tracking with viewfinder now definitely works, just need to brush up on my panning skills.

Action from the super rich


to the smart


to the classic



to the what!



3 wheeler



From the pits

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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Looks like you had a great vantage point.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Is that an A40?

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Re: Rockingham Experience day

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Is that an A40?

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Yes that's what I thought it was, and he was drifting it around the corners as well before being swallowed up on the straights.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

Their skid pan experience is fun as well!
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

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Looks like you had a great vantage point.

Definitely & made the most of them too!
I have a pit lane pass for the BTCC but can't get anywhere like this at Rockingham (other than the last shot).
It's a shame as it's one of the tracks close to me, but you need a seriously long lens to avoid the crash barriers from normal viewing areas.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

John,
Fine images.

My dad briefly owned an A40 - and like many other owners discovered that the front suspension had a habit of failing catastrophically whilst cornering
Luckily we were only travelling slowly at the time

The racing Smart car looks like a fun drive.
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

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Is that an A40?

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yes old Austin A40.. Bet its got something under the bonnet to make your eyes water,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,great stuff...

great set of shots BTW...
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Re: Rockingham Experience day

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Is that an A40?

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I passed my driving test in its big brother, the A55 Mk II

Two tone with the big Pinninfarina rear wings. Exactly (same colours and model) as this one:

http://www.simoncars.co.uk/ado9/slid...959%20rear.jpg

It was my grandfather's. No syncro in first gear, smoked like there was no tomorrow, and I fitted a rev counter

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Re: Rockingham Experience day

The first shot is my fav love it. I have never shot motorsports I enjoy taking shots of animals mainly dogs, I have to admit never used CF tracking for some reason. Having seen your shots now makes me wonder why im only thinking this now, im quite embarrassed. :-)
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