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Old 21 Dec 2016, 08:55 (Ref:3697544)   #1
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Favourite Images from 2016 ... err ... and beyond!

I don't know whether this appeals but feel free anyone to join in. One of my favourite pics for this year is one from very early on in the season, taken at VSCC Spring Start meeting. It features the Nash Healey that finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1952. The car is now owned by Josť M. Fernandez who very kindly entered it in the Tom Cole Trophy Race for Sam Stretton to drive. It had never before been seen racing in the UK. A truly wonderful piece of history, it's outing generated even more enthusiasm from Josť to get it absolutely right so it is now having a lot of period correct detailing work undertaken and with any luck, we may see it out again in the latter half of next season.

In this photo Sam is seen talking to Paul Woolmer of Woolmer Classic Restoration (our main FISCAR sponsor providing our base and hospitality unit at our events). Behind is the lovely Sunbeam Alpine Le Mans of Keith Hampson which some of you may recall was later stolen but subsequently recovered intact. Every picture tells a story and this one tells several. I will dig out some more, but as I say, if anyone else wants to pick some of their favourite 2016 images, please do so.

Incidentally, I accept that some may have already seen this photo before but maybe not the story attached to it.
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"It's pure joy. This was the perfect training for the WEC after a summer of not racing, even though the car is faster than LMP2." Nicolas Minassian after lapping at 123mph in the Group C Jaguar XJR-14, setting a new outright lap record for the historic GP circuit at Silverstone Classic in 2013!
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Oh! Dear John, I am afraid that you have truly started something.

This will simply become a place for the likes of Gary, Brands etc. to show off, so to try and keep with in the sentiment of the thread I post just one of the magnificent images I have recorded this year (available from ......)

This shot summed up one of my favourite series, the Aero Morgan Challenge, showing the eventual Champion, Elliott Paterson leading the pack at Snetterton, towards the start. Alongside is his Father Russell, and the colourful field of Mogs.
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That's fine, Bob, the more the merrier.

In April, I think I helped persuade Shaun Bromley, more usually seen with with his son, Josh, in his MGA, to bring this early TVR Grantura MKIIa out for the MGCC Iconics round at Mallory. The car had not been out for some years but went well and I'm hoping that it will come out more often next season. There are a couple of other early TVRs being prepped so I look forward to seeing more than one on our FISCAR grids next season!
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The only thing of note I've done this year.
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Nice idea John. And you're correct Bauble - I couldn't resist.

Just one from me I promise (well maybe). Taken at the VSCC Welsh Trial in October near the town of Presteigne, Powys on the second day of the event and one of the last hills. Bear in mind this was on farmland (Cwm Whitton Farm) and it wasn't just mud that was being kicked up!

An Austin 7 'Abbot Special' driven by Stephen Fathers with his wife Tina as bouncer. The expressions did it for me - one of a sequence of photos.
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Nice idea John. And you're correct Bauble - I couldn't resist.

Just one from me I promise (well maybe). Taken at the VSCC Welsh Trial in October near the town of Presteigne, Powys on the second day of the event and one of the last hills. Bear in mind this was on farmland (Cwm Whitton Farm) and it wasn't just mud that was being kicked up!

An Austin 7 'Abbot Special' driven by Stephen Fathers with his wife Tina as bouncer. The expressions did it for me - one of a sequence of photos.

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the Austin Trials picture is priceless

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That is fantastic!
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I only get to one Historic event each year and it's the Mitty at Road Atlanta. Good memories of this event as a child and my youngest went for the first time this year. Here he is catching a glimpse of a Lola T70 MkIII breaking for T3.



Many neat cars but this is the lasting memory and my fav of 2016!
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Not a brilliant picture, but quite amusing.






The POM of course.
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I gave up taking pictures years ago of on track action as I would rather watch what's happening rather than look at in 2 D later. My best images of historic racing in 2016- watching Andy Newall's M8F McLaren accelerate through Vale, second lap of HSCC FF1600 race at Cadwell into Coppice and watching Jon Milicevic at same meeting through Hall Bends in his BT 21 F3 Brabham.
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A moment in time....Spa Classic 2016



Pinched off the internet, so thank you if you took the photo...fabulous!!
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And for no other reason that it looks good....also Spa 2016
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Must have been your Dad driving, then, Will!
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