“The iconic GRRC Spring Sprint will return in its 15th year on Easter Monday 2019.”
That was the opening line on the GRRC’s website. However, this was the first I’d ever heard about this ‘iconic’ event. I make no claim to be a font of all motorsport events, but how have I missed this one? It’s quite a low-key members track day. Attracting a mix of vehicles, from vintage chariots to modern supercars to fight it out for fastest lap bragging rights.
As a bonus there’s no charge to spectate, making it an attractive family day out in the sun. With low spectator levels and almost complete access to all areas, photographers are afforded a great chance to capture images. My intention was to practice my panning and driver shots.
We were blessed with amazing sunshine and a gentle breeze and to be honest I just couldn’t find any enthusiasm. My wife and youngest child were with me and we met up with a friend, spending most of our time talking. I had a lovely afternoon, but couldn’t get into the day from an image capture point of view.
I wasn’t going to bother sharing these images as I’m not over the moon with them. However, in the interests of documenting my progress I thought I shouldn’t hide them away.
Simon Rothon waiting to go out in his Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint.
Clive Bergman sat in his Austin Seven. Behind the @douzecoupes Jaguar Mk2 Saloon is trying to find some shade.
Geoff Dixon managing a lap time of 110.00s in his Ashley Sprite GT.
James Mcauley managed a time of 109.04s in his 105E Ford Anglia.
Shaun Smith drove his Caterham R500 to a best time of 99.05s.
The police livered VW Golf GTI of Simon Andrews stood out from all the other cars and he managed a lap of 105.17s.
Gregg May ran a best time of 119.89s in his Mustard Yellow Alfa Romeo GT1300.
Fiat Balilia Coppa D’Oro packed up on the back of a 1960’s recovery truck after achieving a best lap time of 141.58s.
1965 Ford Falcon.
Bird’s eye view of an MG SV from above the pits.
Edward Keen waiting to leave the pits in his Austin Mini Cooper S on what would be a 101.83s lap.