Personal project…

Personal project…

Something that i have been involved in for some 35 odd years is motor racing in one form or another. Mostly prefer nowadays is to be behind the camera recording the old cars and personalities such as this class called  historic sports sedans.

Back then we could almost stand trackside with out the health and safety rules as we watched these machines that were for the most part created in mechanics sheds with any spare cash available so that they could just have a ball racing with these radical machines.

One such racer from old is Graeme here with his imaculate Marina sports sedan that he raced all those years ago, sold and then after 15 odd years tracked it down again, rebuilt and is now getting it back to the track.

Even in its day it was a radical departure from the normal  because the  fact that the motor is mid-mounted. And still draws admiring looks and the usual questions today at race events.

This is a snap shot of one of the first meetings of this car getting back to the race track at Taupo raceway.

 

New Zealand Festival of motor racing 2015 .

New Zealand Festival of motor racing 2015 .

Have collected a sample few images from the first week-end of the festival at Hampton Downs on the 18th Jan .

The top images will scroll thru or go down the page and just click on a image to bring it up large .

All are available with-out watermarks to purchase . Contact me thru the products and pricing page .

Thanks

Ken Smith , f5000 at hampton downs

Kenny Smith on the start grid , f5000 at Hampton Downs .

2NZFMR 2014 #34 web by M Handley.

Ken Smith and Brendon Hartley at nzfmr 2015

6519NZFMR 2014 #01 web by M Handley. 6527NZFMR 2014 #02 web by M Handley. 6532NZFMR 2014 #03 web by M Handley. 6536NZFMR 2014 #04 web by M Handley. 6539NZFMR 2014 #05 web by M Handley. 6571NZFMR 2014 #06 web by M Handley. 6591NZFMR 2014 #07 web by M Handley. 6604NZFMR 2014 #08 web by M Handley. 6609NZFMR 2014 #09 web by M Handley. 6610NZFMR 2014 #10 web by M Handley. 6612NZFMR 2014 #11 web by M Handley. 6616NZFMR 2014 #12 web by M Handley. 6623NZFMR 2014 #13 web by M Handley. 6626NZFMR 2014 #14 web by M Handley. 6640NZFMR 2014 #15 web by M Handley. 6646NZFMR 2014 #16 web by M Handley. 6648NZFMR 2014 #17 web by M Handley. 6651NZFMR 2014 #18 web by M Handley. 6655NZFMR 2014 #19 web by M Handley. 6656NZFMR 2014 #20 web by M Handley. 6658NZFMR 2014 #21 web by M Handley. 6662NZFMR 2014 #22 web by M Handley.

6668NZFMR 2014 #23 web by M Handley.

Historic muscle cars NZFMR 2015

6670NZFMR 2014 #24 web by M Handley. 6671NZFMR 2014 #25 web by M Handley. 6681NZFMR 2014 #26 web by M Handley. 6694NZFMR 2014 #27 web by M Handley. 6701NZFMR 2014 #28 web by M Handley. 6702NZFMR 2014 #29 web by M Handley. 6709NZFMR 2014 #30 web by M Handley. 6711NZFMR 2014 #31 web by M Handley. 6712NZFMR 2014 #32 web by M Handley. 6716NZFMR 2014 #33 web by M Handley. 6885NZFMR 2014 #35 web by M Handley. 6892NZFMR 2014 #36 web by M Handley.

Old Baypark stuff

Old Baypark stuff

Have come across some older  , and interesting for some , images from the old Baypark days at Mount Maunganui . Take note of the non-security fencing in those days to keep the crowds at bay . And the movable grandstands were allways a hit , if you had one .

A old bay park motor-racing image with sort sedan racing .

The old bay park – sports sedan racing .

Classic Trials at Pukekohe April 2013 .

Classic Trials at Pukekohe April 2013 .

Was a nice and wet day to be had at the historic racing clubs meeting at Pukekohe featuring the BMW fest . Captured lots of images for the classic trials which will end up in a book for the participants to purchase . A link to the blurb site will appear in the pricing and products page .

Please check back for it”s link or you can message me so i can let you know when it”s available thru Blurb publishing .

April 27, 2013hemi pacer by M Handley        muzzpix@xtra.co.nz.

The 1972 vintage Valiant Pacer competing in the classic trials .