29 Nov 2013

Pit and paddock

 The pits have provided me with most of my motor racing photo opportunities and I enjoy the atmosphere of the pits and the paddock as much as anything else in motor racing.Sadly the opportunities to access the pits or even the paddock at most top and medium level race meetings are very limited nowadays.Even at the recent Porsche Rennsport Australia some the Porsche Carrera Cup teams erected sight screens to prevent spectators looking into their pits.What precious nonsense.Some of those teams are so far up themselves that they can see daylight.
Anyway one pit and one paddock shot from less restricted times.Both photos by the author.

Time for a quiet smoke and an opportunity to collect a few thoughts.Historics,pits Eastern Creek Raceway ,Sydney .

A camera carrying enthusiast at the 1981 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. .Is anyone prepared to make a guess at the nationality or profession of the young lady ( both known) and can anyone recognise the camera she is using  (not known).Answers and guesses in the comments below thanks.
Footnote - thanks for the input the camera is a Yashica Minster 3 .


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