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Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« on: October 16, 2016, 08:11:29 PM »
Just been watching some rally-cross racing on the telly, which prompted me to search out these old pics...

The birthplace of Rally-cross in February 1967, Lydden Hill circuit lies between Dover and Canterbury in Kent.
At just 1 mile (0.87 miles for the shortened rally cross circuit) it is the UK's shortest road racing circuit.

If you haven't experienced it, rally-cross racing takes place over short distances on circuits featuring a mix of tarmac and loose gravel sections. It's exciting stuff, with explosive starts, jaw-dropping acceleration and sideways cornering.
Unsurprisingly (much like world rally championship), Scandinavian drivers are particularly adept.

These shots were scanned a couple of years ago, but date from the late '80s or early '90s when I was a regular spectator.
Probably Nikon F301 (or possibly Practica BCA).
Likely Ilford HP5.

So, poorly composed, poorly focused, grainy, and cropped to within an inch of their lives, but I think they capture just a little of the frenetic energy of rally-cross.
As always, your comments and critiques are positively encouraged. 
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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 08:13:37 PM »
A few more, cropped for impact..!
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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 10:21:51 PM »
I like them :)
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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 11:54:01 AM »
Love them -- the dirt and dust  :D

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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 12:42:31 PM »
love the feel in these, specially the cropped ones
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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 02:56:12 PM »
Wow many wonderful images and cars, MG Metro R64, Ford RS 200, 205 Turbo 16...

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Re: Rally Cross at Lydden Hill Circuit
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »
Aaaargh! I'm surrounded by car freaks!!

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