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Old 8th of October 2005 (Sat)   #1
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Default Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

Aston Martin Owners Club race day at Oulton Park. It rained, oh boy did it rain. Had to use high ISO's even with 2.8 lenses and ended up soaked through. However, here are a few shots from today, including a couple of pans just for those that have a fixation on that type of shot.



















Bikes tomorrow, just hope the weather is better.
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Default Re: Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

Great shots as always , love the Db4 gt Zagato , love it even more that people race these rarities, that guy in the Ariel Atom must have been totally soaked
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Default Re: Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

Another great series Ken.

I'm finally starting to warm up to that new Lotus, although being an Esprit owner for 20 years, it killed me to see this was the replacement for one of my favorite all time cars.

Do you have any Esprit race cars pics you can share?
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Default Re: Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

Really nice shots, despite the weather !
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Old 8th of October 2005 (Sat)   #5
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Default Re: Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

I'd be loving the 6th one, even if soggy socks were the price to get it!
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I am floored, absolutely superb shots in my opinion
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Old 9th of October 2005 (Sun)   #7
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Default Re: Aston Martins, rain, more rain and some more rain

I really feel for that Atom driver, he must have been soaked before he reached the first corner.

These are more great shots Ken, well worth getting wet for from where Im sitting
They must have had a hard time keeping all that power in control on a wet circut.




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I'm finally starting to warm up to that new Lotus, although being an Esprit owner for 20 years, it killed me to see this was the replacement for one of my favorite all time cars.

The Elise never replaced the Esprit!
Was never designed, or intended to.
The Esprit is one of the most perfect cars I have ever driven, but it had reached the end of its design life, even the last of the V8 GTs still used Triumph Herald parts in the front suspension.
And it does mean that your car is now an appreciating classic
Especialy if you've owned the same car for 20yrs, that impressive!
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Old 9th of October 2005 (Sun)   #8
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Great shots as ever Ken. I drove down the M1 to a wedding reception in Nottingham on Saturday afternoon. The conditions were awful on the motorway, so I can only imagine what they were like for you. #3 and #4 and great shots of some beautiful classic machinery, the rain and spray really add to the shots. However, #5 and #6 are my favourites from what you've posted. Both show groups of cars battling with each other and the conditions, but both are perfectly framed. Must keep practising this type of shot....

Well executed pans, but I'll take a head on or 3/4 pan any day

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Wonderful as always, Ken, in atrocious conditions. Love the pans!!

All hail the master

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Cool, didn't expect to see an Atom in there, nice suprise.
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Some of the Triumph suspension components was actually so good it was used in F1 cars of the period. If it ain't broke - don't fix it, and a good design stays good.

I'm based 3 miles away from the Lotus plant at Hethel, my father was involved with the engine design on the Esprit Turbo project.
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I'm based 3 miles away from the Lotus plant at Hethel, my father was involved with the engine design on the Esprit Turbo project.

My aplogies to ken for taking this OT, but please pass my repsect on to your father

Iv done some work on the side for the NZ Lotus Agent, and Im a huge Triumph fan, so Iv been well exposed to both
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Great series Ken. Beautiful shots!!

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Stunning as always, Ken. Where did you take the pan shots? I like the backgrounds.
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Great set Ken. No. 2 and No. 7 are particularily nice.

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