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Featured: 'Australian Motorsport Images (V8 Supercars)' by Luckypenguin

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Luckypenguin, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Last weekend I had a chance to attend the V8 Supercar event at the Gold Caost, Australia courtesy of my sister and her working relationship with an event sponsor. The V8 Supercars are an Australian form of Touring Cars that evolved from the international Group A category that was diminishing in popularity in the early 1990s. In the beginning of V8 Supercars the category was limited to production based racecar versions of the Australian made Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but in the last few years it has changed to allow entry from any manufacturer who can source a four door sedan and a production based V8 engine. Nissan, Volvo, and AMG Mercedes now bring the number of manufacturers to five, albeit with the latter not enjoying any factory backing.

    The photos below were taken on the Saturday of the race meet which includes a qualifying session, a Top Ten shootout, and the first of two 300km races through the streets of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. As at pretty much every racetrack now, access to shoot the racetrack through the safety fencing is strictly limited to the press photographers so no shots of the cars jumping kerbs or rubbing panels I'm afraid. The images below were taken of the cars in the pitlane during qualifying and during a gridwalk prior to the race.



    1. Holden Commodore
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    OEM5-PA251345-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    2. The Nissan V8
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    OEM5-PA251351-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    3. Dunlop intermediate tyre (not required on this sunny weekend!)
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    OEM5-PA251353-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    4. The eventual race winning Holden Commodore
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    OEM5-PA251356-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    5. Cars lined up in the pits prior to qualifying
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    OEM1-PA250459-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    6. Holden Commodore
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    OEM1-PA250466-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    7. Ford Falcon
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    OEM5-PA251358-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    8. Ford Falcon
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    OEM5-PA251361-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    9. Volvo S60
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    OEM5-PA251362-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    10. Holden Commodore
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    OEM5-PA251364-PR Olympus OM-D E-M5 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    11. Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes
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    OEM1-PA250470-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    12. Volvo S60
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    OEM1-PA250485-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    13. Back end of a Holden Commodore
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    OEM1-PA250486-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    14. Grid girls
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    OEM1-PA250492-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    15. Front tyre of a Holden Commodore plus the back end of a...no, I'll stop there
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    OEM1-PA250487-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    16. Rear wing of an AMG Mercedes
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    OEM1-PA250493-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    17. Back end of a Nissan Altima
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    OEM1-PA250496-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    18.
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    19.
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    20. Holden Commodore
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    OEM1-PA250501-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    21.
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    OEM1-PA250502-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    22.
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    OEM1-PA250504-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr



    23.
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    24. Fire Marshall: friend of racing drivers everywhere
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    OEM1-PA250510-PR Olympus OM-D E-M1 V8 Supercars Castrol Edge 600 Gold Coast Australia by Nic (Luckypenguin), on Flickr
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    You have captured some nice models Nick. :wink:
     
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  3. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

    143
    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    really nice! Were the utes running there?

    -Ed-
     
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  4. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    V8 Supercar series rocks & I'm still kicking myself for NOT seeing them in Austin at COTA...
    (Nice images too! :biggrin: )
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Formula One is at COTA this weekend, isn't it?
     
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Yes, the Utes were at the Gold Coast last weekend, although it seems that they did far less damage to their cars this year compared to last.
     
  7. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yeppers!
    Some trouble potentially brewing there with Force India though....
     
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  8. Well done.

    Many look worthy of publication.
     
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  9. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

    144
    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Nicely shot Nic; too bad images don't convey the noise of these cars... part of the sensory overload, of which the colours, shapes, and speed are the rest.
     
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That is a beautiful series!
    And your PP is, as always, very attractive.
     
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  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice series Nic. All good from a documentary standpoint, but 4 and 10 are really cool images as well. And I'm never opposed to photos of attractive people either... :cool:

    -Ray
     
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  12. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    Nicely done, from the challenging position of not being on the track! I like the colors.
    No. 10 is my favourite.
     
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