|This one made the most noise.|
Every year I travel to Leyburn for the sprint meeting.
|The Railton Rolls|
I wouldn't miss it for quids, because it provides a unique mix of machinery, atmosphere and enthusiasm that suits an ancient petrol head like me.
|This was the prettiest.|
Where else can you wander through lines of cars queued up waiting to be flagged off one at a time, and chat with the drivers as you do so?
|There's some strange machinery going round - Sunbeam Rapier|
Where else do you see machinery as diverse as Le Mans homologated sports cars, warmed up sedans which are driven to the meet, and a single-seater Rolls Royce Merlin powered concoction that must weigh four tonnes knocked together from bits and pieces in a cow-cocky's shed?
|1964 Prince Skyline. In the day these things went like sh** off a shovel.|
I also was keen to try my new camera. It has a sports setting that stops moving objects pretty well, so long as you pan to keep the subject in shot.
|The sports setting works in that the background is blurred - the subject sharp (Datsun 180B).|
Anyway, these shots are the result.
|This one gets the rusty prize - Toyota Crown.|
If you hold the shutter down on this setting, the camera keeps shooting individual frames separated by fractions of a second. Very clever.
|Another noisy one - just crossing the line.|