Midland Automobile Club Sprint Day - Curborough

October 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I am not a great motor sport follower but when I read that there was a predominantly Ferrari Day being held on the last day of the sprint season at Curborough Sprint Course at the weekend I thought I would pop along and see some red (and other colours) Italian classics prance their way around the course that is close to my home town of Lichfield. 

The weather was not looking too good for photography when I woke, however, I had nothing else planned for the day on Sunday so I packed the Nikon D810 camera body, fitted with my 200mm f/2 lens, in its bag and arrived at the course mid morning. It was cold and quite grey / overcast when I arrived. I set the tripod up at my favoured place on the track, a 180 degree right hand bend at the farthest end of the entire course. I prefer this location as it allows for 'clean' backgrounds and the sun, when it appears, is perfectly situated from over my shoulder to catch the cars and drivers at their best as they take the corner and head straight for my position before carrying on around the corner :).

The weather turned for the better after being there for half an hour, with perfect white clouds diffusing the bright sunlight from behind my back, the temps warmed up and it was a very pleasant couple of hours watching some wonderful Farraris and other cars go hell for leather around this wonderful countryside sprint course. 

As ever the Nikon gear was faultless in its ability to lock on and track the subjects, in todays case the beautiful cars and I would like to share some of the days photographs with you all here.

I hope you enjoy them.

Whilst there I was advised that one car in particular is quite special. A Ferrari 250 SWB GT Berlinetta. I wonder if any of you can spot which one it is ? Apparantly its worth a few £miilion...... and the driver didn't hold back on the horses as he steered it around the track, brave man :).


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