Pic Of The Week: Night Qualifying


Photographers love Le Mans for many reasons, and this picture explores several of them. It's a super-evocative image of a fabulous LMP1 car at night for starters, and not just any old car at that, but the Beechdean Mansell Ginetta-Zytek as the speed-blurred reflective PistonHeads Smiley on the rear wing shows.

While for many PHers this image will represent motorsport art at its finest, we can't help thinking that some racegoers befuddled by alcohol late on Saturday night may be drawn to it for other reasons. You know sometimes at Le Mans, everything can seem like a bit of a blur... or is that just me?

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Since Chris-R is off in France and unable to do anything about it, Garlick and I are hijacking POTW to share our favourite Le Mans photo as well. Whilst Chris's choice is lovely and artistic, we prefered this classic shot of the car heading under the Dunlop bridge in the evening sunshine. Which ever you prefer, we hope you have a great weekend, whether you will be trackside in France or following the race stuck at home like us - Mr Will

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Thanks to Jeff Bloxham who captured these wonderful images for LAT Photographic.

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  • Fordo 11 Jun 2010

    Both pictures are great- i wish i was there this year :-(

    Edited by Fordo on Friday 11th June 13:14

  • Atrophy 11 Jun 2010

    Words couldn't describe how good the first picture looks!

  • nsmith1180 11 Jun 2010

    CHRIS-R take note.

    Two POTW is a good thing, one for desktop and one for laptop.

    Photos are fantastic. Love em both, now I have to decide which gets which.

  • mcdjl 11 Jun 2010

    Fordo said:
    Both pictures are great- i wish i was there this year :-(

    Edited by Fordo on Friday 11th June 13:14
    I don't want to +1 but I so totally agree. The last few days have been so unproductive as I've spent too much time moping.

  • poing 11 Jun 2010

    Pic 2 just replaced last weeks Rangie pic on my desktop. Brilliant stuff smile

    Edited by poing on Friday 11th June 18:05

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