As many of you know I have an active interest in cars and in BMWs, specifically. So on Friday I attended the Legends of the Autobahn, a static car show and judging that features Audi, BMW, and Mercedes cars. And my 1M was part of the non-judged display, the only one of that model there as far as I could tell.
On Saturday, the main event was the historic car races, and I brought my camera. Shooting cars at speed can be a challenge, especially if you do not use automatic settings. I took more than three hundred images to get these. (Worse odds than monkeys with typewriters, I daresay!)
I wish I could identify the cars below for you, but in addition to not being a race photographer (or driver) I am not enough of an historian to be able to do that, for the most part.
|From Friday's LOTA a pre World War II BMW 328|
|An amusing kit car built on a Z3 chassis. Maybe a new body for the M roadster someday?|
|the first class, pre-1926 cars, began in the fog|
|This was probably my best shot of the day, shot at f16 at 1/80. I do wish I had gotten the Testarossa in focus and blurred the BoCar|
|These I can identify, an Alpina 2002ti, the legendary #25 3.0CSL, driven by the head of BMWNA. Ludwig Willisch, the M1, driven,by Tom Pluscinsky.|
|If I could have one car from the day's racing, this would be it, a mercedes 300SLR gullwing|
|A legendary Ford GT40|
|The BMW corral, a great place from which to comfortably view the race. Were I a real photographer (one with good knees) I would have been all over the course. I did little of that.|
|A familiar face in the crowd, the 1M. (It is so named as to not be confused with the M1-see above).|