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

    I shall be there.
    John

    OM-D E-M1, 12-40 f2.8 Pro, Tamron 14-150mm f5.8, E5, E3, Zuiko 50-200mm SWD, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, Zuiko ED 70-300mm f5.6, 50mmf2, Zuiko ED 9-18mm f5.6, Sigma 50-500mm f6.3, EC14, EC20, RM-1, VA-1

  • #2
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    Hi John

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

    Regards Ben

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    • #3
      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.
      John
      John

      OM-D E-M1, 12-40 f2.8 Pro, Tamron 14-150mm f5.8, E5, E3, Zuiko 50-200mm SWD, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, Zuiko ED 70-300mm f5.6, 50mmf2, Zuiko ED 9-18mm f5.6, Sigma 50-500mm f6.3, EC14, EC20, RM-1, VA-1

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      • #4
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        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!

        Chris

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        • #5
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          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

          John

          OM-D E-M1, 12-40 f2.8 Pro, Tamron 14-150mm f5.8, E5, E3, Zuiko 50-200mm SWD, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, Zuiko ED 70-300mm f5.6, 50mmf2, Zuiko ED 9-18mm f5.6, Sigma 50-500mm f6.3, EC14, EC20, RM-1, VA-1

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          • #6
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            Looks like you had a great vantage point.
            https://amandat.smugmug.com

            https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajthrelfall/

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            • #7
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              Is that an A40?

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              Ed

              Live life in the slow lane.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                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.
                John

                OM-D E-M1, 12-40 f2.8 Pro, Tamron 14-150mm f5.8, E5, E3, Zuiko 50-200mm SWD, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, Zuiko ED 70-300mm f5.6, 50mmf2, Zuiko ED 9-18mm f5.6, Sigma 50-500mm f6.3, EC14, EC20, RM-1, VA-1

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                • #9
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                  Their skid pan experience is fun as well!
                  Carl

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Mrs T View Post
                    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.
                    Mike
                    Compulsive photographic Dabbler.
                    Flickr

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                    • #11
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                      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.
                      Chris

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                        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...
                        Mark Johnson

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                          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

                          Ian
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                          • #14
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                            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. :-)
                            EM-1 MK1 - No website containing any of my photos until I'm good enough!

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