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    Mt Cootha Classic

    This is a hillclimb held by the historic racing car club, and the first time the event has been held since 1932.

    The location is within spitting distance of the CBD - makes a nice backdrop. Roughly 200 cars entered, with several hundred being turned away due to time constraints (event was held over the weekend). Some of them were run in the event the last time it was held..

    i couldn't be everywhere at once so i missed out on some interesting cars, maybe a larger UCP presence next year is in order

    next year i'll probably just spectate, it was fun to do it this year but quite a long time between runs due to the amount of competitors.

    unfortunately most of my shots on the first day were marred by a smudge on the lens, and then on the second day i decided to get clever with the camera settings...

    first batch of shots with an interesting fiat, somke datsuns and jim richard's in his GT2 - second shot he has the mayor on board haha
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    some of the display cars were nice, the RX-7 getting a suitable garnish..
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    some shots i got from a vantage point, a few of the older vehicles and some upstart in a 911..
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    the camaro had some fun...the sidecars were crazy.
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    a couple of top down shots as the cars looped around the hilltop, some hilarious open wheeler drop tank..thing.. and a mint exige that was out front
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    Good shots sam, that wanker in the porsche needs better wheels though.
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    they had some hilarious sprintcars - run on methanol, have to be pushed to start, short wheelbase, 1 gear, built to go sideways..steer with the throttle.
    also a bolwell nagari (wish the barriers were lower there )
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    I'll have to come up next year, Looks like a brilliant lineup of cars!

    Come down for the fathers day classics @ eastern creek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteballz View Post
    Good shots sam, that wanker in the porsche needs better wheels though.
    pity simmons is shut down*... and i can't afford BBS, lol

    some crazy kawasaki bike i think, the bikes were a display parade (you could tell who had the priceless ones..) but some of them didn't let that hold them back..
    i have quite a lot of bike pics but they were taken hastily, will add them at the end of the thread


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    any more info on the Cooper T51? Owner/Driver/Chassis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteballz View Post
    I'll have to come up next year, Looks like a brilliant lineup of cars!

    Come down for the fathers day classics @ eastern creek!
    yeah, i'd reccomend it. i found a spot where you're 2-3 metres from the cars as they come down the hill, and it's just over a weekend.
    i dunno about eastern creek just yet will let you know closer

    Datsun comes a cropper! only minor damage to the panel thankfully.

    a couple of hillclimb specials - the black one is a rotary powered, there is a similar white one with a supercharged rotary. the tires on these are ridiculously soft - like foam, can sink a finger two joints into them it seems like.

    and also.. one of the most ludicrous cars of the day. a suzki mighty boy with a 6.0L V8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    any more info on the Cooper T51? Owner/Driver/Chassis?
    which car is that henk? car no. 133? i had a quick look over the programme and all i've found is a cooper climax Mk 3
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    another mental car..a morris with a 13B turbo
    a mini clubman GT, very aggressive car when it went around
    mustang - this one had 500hp and weighed 1200kg!
    a couple more older vehicles.
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    a few BMW 2002's, some lotus racer (low! top that, quiggs), another ludicrously engined morris (V8), and a falcon GT.

    edit: dunno what the yellow car in pic 2 is, looks like an e type that ran into a wall. interesting.
    edit2: it's a Rochdale Olympic
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    i followed the track on the other side, looking down on to it.
    you can see on one spot i was very close,~2-3 metres from the cars. had to fiddle with the camera to get them on film, but stuffed up the settings i think..
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