LRP PCA event
brett at cloud9.net
Sat Mar 16 13:48:48 EST 2002
Tagged along with my father to a PCA event(still going on, I left
after 1 day, too bored for the most part) and out of the middle of
the blue someone calls my name...turn around, there's Paul Krummins
and Neil Swanson(two really shady characters! :-) They'd come over
for the day with Paul's mid-70's 911; he just wanted to see what it
was like to throw around the track(he had an awesome time, running on
Yoko AVS's etc, no major modifications save some sort of engine swap
that had been done a long time ago by a PO.)
Neil let escape some of his knowledge from 20+ years of pro photo
work, which I happily snapped up, and the two of us fired off a whole
lot of film, him real, mine digital.
Sure hope his results were better than mine; despite panning and
plenty of depth of field, cars just kept coming up blurry for no
apparent reason, as if they were out of focus(see DOF comment) or
motion-blurred(see comment about panning; further, I was following
Neil's guidelines on shutter speed.) I think I simply wasn't panning
smoothly enough; Scott J has recommended I invest in a bogene monopod
for stability, I was thinking along the same lines.
Anyhoo, I did walk away with a small number of good shots. One of the best:
as always, free for personal enjoyment, do not reproduce/sell/rip
off, yadda yadda :-)
At one point, one of those Lexus SC's rolled into the paddock area,
and Neil announced, "look, it's the fat TT!"
"Complete with the trophy wife option."
"I was just thinking that."
Fair selection of Audis, none on track(well, a corner worker had a A4
1.8t and took the chance to rip around the first 1/4 of the track to
his station :-)
-early 100 CS w/dealer plates pulls up a row or two over from me in
the morning. Several Porsche owners emit various teasing comments.
"You guys got something against Audi owners, eh?" We all had a good
laugh or two talking about if it rained he should take it out, etc.
-90q20v, silver, slammed(blech), euro lights, and some sort of
aftermarket wheels. Eh.
-A6, fairly recent vintage, heavily tinted windows. Either mummy's
borrowed car, or Daddy's Little Princess car. Sported a dent about 5
times larger than mine, but on the side. Rude family; said "good
evening" to them the night before at the hotel and neither cared to
respond. She spent most of the event sitting in the car with the
-One silver A6 4.2 with aftermarket basketweave style wheels.
-Debadged 100 with steel rims. Very young driver. Driving by, he
managed a triple-take looking at my car
Oh, and lastly, the PCA guys were grumbling that "it better not
rain"...not because they'd have to switch tires+slow down, but
apparently quattros appear out of the woodwork when it rains at LRP
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