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Something of interest to all ye Legends Lovers

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Lee Downham, May 24, 2009.

  1. Lee Downham

    Lee Downham

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    Hey ye classic petrol heads ...

    I just upped some classic car racing galleries to my website and thought you lot might be like a mooch around ...
    http://www.leedownham.com/
    --> galleries --> motorsports --> "CPCC..." gallery


    Enjoy :thumb:
     
  2. Steven Palmer

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    Nice one mate :good:

    The Black & White one's really add character to the pictures. Is this what you've been up to then. Haven't seen you around here for a while.
     
  3. Hans Sneep

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    Very professional and very good pictures

    Thanks Lee

    Hans
     
  4. Lee Downham

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    Thanks chaps ... was honestly not diggin' for compliments, just thought you boys might like the cars. :embarrassed:

    I luuuuurrrrve black and white photography ... have to hold myself back from doing em all that way :D

    ... and yeah, this is my new "venture" which has taken a lot of my time up of late - been at it for 20 years privately, so am giving it a go professionally to see if I can't make a bit of money here and there whilst doing something a bit more creative and enjoyable from here on in :wink2:
     
  5. Ryan Callan

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    Did you get the F4L lens you were after Lee? Sorry, the exact focal length escapes me.
     
  6. Lee Downham

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    Yes mate thanks ... well, its actually in transit from UK and should arrive early this week with a bit of luck.
     
  7. Ryan Callan

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    Nice :thumb: Where'd you get it from in the end? Which one was it again? I want to say 150-300mm :)
     
  8. Lee Downham

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    Nah mate ... the one I am waiting for is the 24-105 F4 L IS USM ... very nice bit of kit from what I see and read, rather looking forward to it arriving after such a long wait. :drool:
     
  9. Ryan Callan

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    Very, very nice piece of kit :D

    You'll get some super sharp effects from that :), in all weathers too.

    And a lighter wallet :D
     
  10. Lee Downham

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    LOL ... yeah ... re: the money - tell me about it, but re: the weather - you forget we only have sun down here :lol:
    The 100-400L took an even bigger chunk out of my wallet though when I got that, would love a prime 500mm or 600mm, but think I would need to sell my internal organs to afford one of them :D
     
  11. Simon Bacon

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    Good stuff Mr D.:thumb: Some classy looking Escorts there. Hope your new venture brings you success mate, it's all looking good from where I'm sitting:)
    Hope you still get a bit of time for odd punt around in GTL land at some point.

    All the best:good:
     
  12. Ryan Callan

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    If your gonna go for a prime you may as well go the whole hog and get the 800mm :D.

    No point doing things in halves :D
     
  13. Kris Leeten

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    Very nice pictures Mr. Downham. What car is that with number 325? (first black & white picture) Is that a Ferrari? The grill doesn't look that familiar
     
  14. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    I would say its a Datsun 240Z
     

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  15. Kris Leeten

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    Thanks Knut, just did a quick Google on the 240Z... Only 1 question: Why don't I know this car? It's b e a utiful, and a lot cheaper then the GTO :D
     
  16. Warren Dawes

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    Yep, it's definitely a 240Z, these were very popular in Australia in their heyday, and pretty damn fast too.
    A friend of mine has one in our local classic car club.

    Very nice photo's Lee. :drool:
     
  17. Glenn Morris

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    Hell yeh! Most definately a Zed! My 2nd favourite Datsun, behind the "Hakosuka" :laugh2:

    Some very nice pics there mate. There is something about 70's race cars that is just so... pornographic(?) :rotfl:

    What circuit is that? Looks very new.

    I can't wait for the Historic racing to come back to Sandown this year. They get a great crowd of old cars, everything from Panteras, GT40s, through to Group A touring cars (woo turbo Skylines!), to the F5000 open wheelers!

    http://www.vhrr.com/photos/Historic-Sandown-2008-Neil-Hammond/index.html
     
  18. Knut Omdal Tveito

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    Nice pics Glenn. Here is some nice Z's too. Upper one is my fav Z. I think it got an american V8:)

    EDIT: It was no V8... Here's a clip of the awesome Z: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBpJz3j1-2Q"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBpJz3j1-2Q[/ame]
     

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  19. Lee Downham

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    Thanks again chaps ... and yeah, I too was taking pictures and watching this car lapping, all the time trying to figure out what the hell it was.
    Wild thoughts of Jenson Interceptors sprang to mind, but it didn't quite look right, and from the sound I had a good idea it wasn't a Ferrari.

    Jensen
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    Nice series of pics there too Neil ... top job, what lens you using on that D70?

    I got the Historic Festival to look forward later this year :drool:, as well as loads of other races like the FIA GT races, Le Mans series, WSBK and PSBK ... hopefully some F1 testing and the A1GP is moving camp there so I got lots more "snapping" fun, ermm I mean work to come.

    The track is the Autodromo do Algarve (Portimão, Portugal) ... an yeah it is brand new, was only finished and opened last October literally hours before the final Troy Bayliss WSBK races.
    It really is a stunning track - any track builders out there get my vote and assistance in any way possible to build it for Evo and Legends :wink2:
    Might have to do a track day on my bike (GSXR 1000) early next month if I can raise the funds for both that and a new set of tyres ... its getting hard to resist - might have to feed the kids rice only for a month to pay for it :D (I need someone to take pictures of me though :D)

    All this looking at beautiful old beasts is making me itchy for some GTL racing so might have to join you for the odd event soon :thumb:
     
  20. Glenn Morris

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    I didnt actually take those pics, I just found the link on the Victorian Historic Racing Registers' website.
    They're taken at Sandown last year, but no idea of camera stats.

    Sorry mate!