Digital Photography Now - www.dpnow.com  
 
advertisements

Go Back   DPNow.com Discussion Forum > Photo story > Eye of the camera

Eye of the camera Use this board to post your photos and to tell us about the scene you set out to capture. Don't forget that the best place for *critique* in order see how your photography might be improved, technically, remains the Image Insight Photo critique board.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-04-14
ash's Avatar
ash ash is offline
Mr Iceman
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 1,486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Likes: 11
Liked at 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ash is on a distinguished road
Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

Me and Tom went to Santapod Raceway recently, a great day out although a little far for us to travel but I think it was very much worth it, if anyone interested I'll post some more shots up of our day.

__________________
http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk
Reply With Quote
The Following User likes this post by ash:
Tom Holle (01-05-14)
  #2  
Old 30-04-14
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hemel Hempstead UK
Posts: 10,331
Blog Entries: 282
Thanks: 99
Thanked 155 Times in 133 Posts
Likes: 435
Liked at 248 Times in 196 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Ian is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

I've driven a few runs at Santa Pod myself - really! It was a long time ago but they used to do 'Run what you Brung' days where you could line up with someone else totally at random and do the quarter mile and get the time printed and given to you. I did three runs in my then Rover 827 Vitesse. On one run I was next to a real hotrod (one of those vintage-style 'funny car' shells hiding a monster V8 ). That thing had finished the run before I had reached 100yards! I also got embarrassed by a friend in a Fiesta XR-2 - I had loads too much wheelspin

Ian
__________________
Founder/editor
Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
Reply With Quote
The Following User likes this post by Ian:
devilgas (02-05-14)
  #3  
Old 30-04-14
ash's Avatar
ash ash is offline
Mr Iceman
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 1,486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Likes: 11
Liked at 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ash is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

I think they still do the 'run what ya brung' Ian, sounds good fun, if I still had my celica I would have a bash at that, like you say against a built for the job dragster you have no chance beating them although would be interesting to get a time down.
What was really scary was the rocket dragsters, the power to weight ratio is immense, I have a hd video took on the d600 with sigma 70-200, this thing did a run in 6.5 sec and was doing 240mph as it crossed the quarter mile
We was quite close to the track and the autofocus just could not keep up on the video especially with the long lens.
I will post a couple more shots up soon
__________________
http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-14
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hemel Hempstead UK
Posts: 10,331
Blog Entries: 282
Thanks: 99
Thanked 155 Times in 133 Posts
Likes: 435
Liked at 248 Times in 196 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Ian is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

I think my time was about 16 seconds and was doing over 80mph at the quarter mile There is an old video tape somewhere from the day... was probably back in 1990.

Ian
__________________
Founder/editor
Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-05-14
ash's Avatar
ash ash is offline
Mr Iceman
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 1,486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Likes: 11
Liked at 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ash is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

not bad for a Rover……. i think
__________________
http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-05-14
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hemel Hempstead UK
Posts: 10,331
Blog Entries: 282
Thanks: 99
Thanked 155 Times in 133 Posts
Likes: 435
Liked at 248 Times in 196 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Ian is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

The nice bit about the Rover was its 2.7 litre Honda V6

Ian
__________________
Founder/editor
Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-05-14
devilgas's Avatar
devilgas devilgas is offline
Been here for a while....
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: south wales
Posts: 797
Thanks: 7
Thanked 32 Times in 24 Posts
Likes: 14
Liked at 13 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 0
devilgas is on a distinguished road
Re: Reeeeeeealy Fast Bike

great shot ash!

any top fuelers there? we saw a few at avon park 20 odd years ago, doing the 1/4 in around 5.6s. i believe they're now over a second faster...
__________________
Dave
http://www.devilgas.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sean Bike Shoot peter Black and white 14 21-10-17 05:34 PM
For the Motor bike enthusiasts Pops Eye of the camera 1 18-09-13 12:31 AM
Classic Bike ash Photo critique 17 20-09-10 09:27 PM
Classic Bike 2 ash Black and white 0 17-09-10 11:22 PM
Bike parking addieleman Eye of the camera 3 24-08-10 09:50 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:42 AM.


© Digital Photography Now, 2001-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger