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Friday 5th August 2011

Pic Of The Week: Donington Historic

Mmmmm...sunset-ey sports car goodness...


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With POTW, we like to try and keep things topical. So why is it that this week (you may ask) we are using a picture from the inaugural Donington Historic Festival, an event that happened way back in April?

Well, quite apart from the fact that a pair of GT40s (and a car whose identity escapes us) sprinting off into the sunset is one heck of an evocative image (we reckon), the Donington Historic peeps have recently released dates for the second iteration of the festival - so keep the weekend of 5th and 6th May 2012 free. (That's when it's happening, by the way.)

In the meantime, you can always while away the months pretending it's you in one of the GT40s, racing away into the dusk...

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Twincam16

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The mystery car is, I'm pretty sure, a Chevron B8.

GravelBen

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Twincam16 said:
The mystery car is, I'm pretty sure, a Chevron B8.
yes

Beat me to it! Lovely wee things they are too.

chevronb37

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Remarkably similar to one I submitted (rather arrogantly, it must be said) as POTW a couple of months ago...


Riggers

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chevronb37 said:
Remarkably similar to one I submitted (rather arrogantly, it must be said) as POTW a couple of months ago...

Ah yes, I do remember that. Looking back at it, the GT40 in yours is doing a nicer bit of drifitng. Lovely.

ps - can't remember why we decided not to run it as a POTW in the end but obviously there was something else super-important to run instead... wink *cough*, so our apologies for that...

GTRene

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nice picture, 2 out my list of favorite cars, the Chevron B8 and the Ford GT40
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GFWilliams

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I think the best photo from the ph studio session tomorrow should be the potw next week... thumbup

codieskid

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I took a good picture of the same Linden green GT40 at Donington Historic



You can just see the opposite lock the drivers got on at the front. Can't beat a Linden green GT40, they look awesome but I might be a little biased as I am building a replica of this very car.

Trev

snapper seven

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Saw this car at the Silverstone Historic festival the other weekend. Indeed it is a lovely car.





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soad

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A perfect pick smile

rob.e

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codieskid said:
I took a good picture of the same Linden green GT40 at Donington Historic



You can just see the opposite lock the drivers got on at the front. Can't beat a Linden green GT40, they look awesome but I might be a little biased as I am building a replica of this very car.

Trev
Stop it you two - that's just porn.

hesnotthemessiah

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I for one will be going again next year. Great meet. Tons of great stuff to see.

Some of my pics from the meet;







And the reason I actually went;



Four CSL Batmobiles on the day. Awesome sight.

The Danimal

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This is great. It's the PH version of 'Reader's Wives'.tongue out

Pugsey

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Lovely pics, thanks for posting everyone. But........a 'professional' car mag outfit who can't identify a classic Chevron rolleyes

y2blade

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chevronb37 said:
Remarkably similar to one I submitted (rather arrogantly, it must be said) as POTW a couple of months ago...

yours (this^^) is a better picture yes

POTW is slightly under-Exposed imho.

hesnotthemessiah

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GFWilliams said:
I think the best photo from the ph studio session tomorrow should be the potw next week... thumbup
Ahem! And what happened to the pics you were going to post on SCD of the RSR Shoot eh!..........I'm still waiting.....................

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GFWilliams

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hesnotthemessiah said:
Ahem! And what happened to the pics you were going to post on SCD of the RSR Shoot eh!..........I'm still waiting.....................

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s*** I forgot.

Ping me an email and I'll upload some this evening when I get home smile

hesnotthemessiah

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GFWilliams said:
s*** I forgot.

Ping me an email and I'll upload some this evening when I get home smile
No worries, that pic of the Mc F1 through those trees is still my desktop. Haven't found one to surpass it, sublime. cloud9

BelperJim

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snapper seven said:
Which feckless halfwit stacked tyres on a GT40!

snapper seven

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Ha yes it does look like it doesn't it

Here are some more of my Silverstone snaps if anyone wants to see.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snapperseven/sets/721...

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Edited by snapper seven on Friday 5th August 21:06

GTRene

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very nice pictures snapper...
all those GT40 wow...
also this Ferrari looks grat.


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