I'll be preparing a couple of desktop wallpapers from this meeting when I've got time but for now heres a few images from Saturdays qualifying sessions at Cadwell Park.
Jake Dixon, RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki
Andrew Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati
Peter Hickman, Smiths Racing BMW
Jason O'Halloran, Honda Racing
Well attended with plenty of strange and unfamiliar (to me) cars, round 3 of the Vintage Sports-Car Clubs "Formula Vintage" event at Cadwell Park made a refreshing change from the modern stuff.
This is how to make an entrance…..
Chris Hudson, 1925 Bugatti T35B
Max Sowerby, 1939 Talbot Lago T120
1957 4200cc Kurtis Indy-Roadster
Mark Walker's absolutely brilliant GN Thunderbug. Theres a great piece about Mark and Thunderbug over at Classic and Performance Car
Sideways action from the Thunderbug in the Frazer Nash / GN race
Old school motorcycle trials in the woods
Sue Darbyshire, 1929 Morgan Super Aero
Tom Hardman, 1937 MG Bellevue Special
Ian Standing, 1929 Riley Brooklands
A good days racing but the highlight of the meeting for me was the second British Superbike race and that incredible drag to the finish between Josh Brookes, Leon Haslam and Jake Dixon, with Haslam completing the race double. The start finish line isn't my usual vantage point as action shots there are generally confined to boring side on panning shots. However on this occasion nothing could have been further from the truth witnessing one of the most exciting finishes I've seen for some time.
Leon Haslam studies Josh Brookes and his McAMS Yamaha on the grid
Josh Brookes, McAMS Yamaha flat out along the straight
The last corner and Brookes leads Haslam and Dixon
Haslam starts to gain on Brookes closely followed by Dixon
Haslam and Brookes collide on the drag to the line - Jake Dixon hidden behind Haslam
Knees and elbows come into play, with Josh Brookes eventually losing out to Haslam and Dixon.
I spent the first hour or so in the car, listening to the radio and admiring the scenery.
Paul Marley, Kawasaki
Mark Goodings, Kawasaki
The superkarts were good fun through the Hall Bends, Lee Harpham 125 TM
Linfoot finds himself on the wet grass
To avoid running across the track he lays the bike down and…