A Day At The Races

On Wednesday, my son will be eighteen. He has been into cars since the moment he could open his eyes. It was the sound of cars on TV that got his attention. So I decided to give him something special for his birthday. I took him to watch the World Rallycross Championships. Of course, my camera came with me. This is the first of four posts. I took over 1500 photos and drained three batteries. The day was magnificent. The last race I went to was a Formula One Grand Prix in 1979 or 1980 when I met James Hunt.

42 thoughts on “A Day At The Races

  1. So good to hear that you and your dear son had a good time at the race.

    What a hilarious face painted on that one car!

    • It was great seeing it. Certainly something to make you gulp seeing it in your rear view mirror πŸ™‚ Thanks Genie

  2. How awesome Al!!! I bet he was in seventh heaven! And what a wonderful gift…I’m sure it was just as enjoyable for you to make him that happy! What a great dad!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • They do, It hardly seems possible that he is 18. I can still remember cutting his cord. It was amazing and a beautiful sunny Tuesday

  3. Happy Birthday to you son, He is a lucky young man because of you πŸ™‚ You are a wonderful father. I can’t wait for other photographs too dear Al, should be so enjoyable and exciting to watch them and to take their pictures. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness to you All, love, nia

  4. This is AWESOME! Can’t wait to see more.
    As for the gift to your son – PRICELESS!
    Happy almost bday to him. πŸ™‚

  5. [ Smiles ] Impressive photos, Al.

    I might as well resign from photography and take up singing; you outshine me by far with your photography!

      • [ Smiles ] My goodness, it sounds at though you photographed everything from the beginning to the end.

        • Almost. I drained three batteries. Two from my DSLR and one from my video camera. I still haven’t checked my video recordings yet

    • It’s because it is a Rallycross. Part asphalt and part dirt. I have a couple of bruises from where stones were thrown from the road by the cars and hit me. One poor guy got a stone in the side of his head. By standing right by the fence at the track you have a perfect view. But with that view comes the dangers of the fallout.

  6. Happy birthday to your lovely son, I love car races! πŸ™‚ But I’ve never been to one just watch grand prix on the TV. This is fantastic Al! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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