January 21, 2013

REPCO BRABHAM BT21A AM226 – 1600cc of 1966 twin cam, cigar chassis joy

We went out to Hampton Downs on Saturday for the first race day of the New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing – Celebrating Denny Hulme, one of my favourite events of the year by a long shot! Apart from walking around the pits with an open jaw and drooling on everything, I shot 1100 digital photos, 4 35mm films and one colour 120 film on the Rolleiflex… so I have a bit of content coming up! The event is running again next weekend and I highly recommend going to watch, the thunder of the formula 5000 field on the grid is something everyone must experience.

Highlights of the event include: the Kenny Smith battle in F5000, watching the Lotus Europa ALMOST beat out a big bearly corvette (would have had him sans the straights), the ZACKSPEED MK2 Escort, talking to the old racers who where stoked to see someone shooting on a Rolleiflex, shooting with my 500mm takumar lens after a long hiatus, Bruce Manon’s MK2 RS2000, and oogling all the cool suspension design.


2 Responses to “NZFMR DENNY HULME 2013 – 1”

  1. Paul Harris said

    Great to see you out there and have a chat Christopher, Cant wait to have a peek at your shots! Agree that these weekends are pretty much standout for Motor Sports in NZ, so much to see for many car lovers of all styles.

  2. speedy said

    hey dude would love to see your f5000 images, particularly car 78 if you have any

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