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    American Speedfest - Brands Hatch - Kent.

    On Sunday, we went to the American Speedfest at Brands Hatch in Kent. It was an American themed race day come car show, with the highlight being 2 races from the Euro Racecar NASCAR series. The weather as usual did its best to ruin the day, but no rain so can't complain. Here are some photos.



    We started the day with a pit walk. A chance to walk along the race track and down in to pit lane and have a nose about.






























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    Random car pics.











































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    As well as the usual monster truck display which I have seen 30 times before (I'm still yet to watch them race side by side as they do in the states though) today they had a passenger taking monster truck which I had never seen before. It was more fun than you would imagine.

























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    More random car pics.














































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    The first race we watched from the grandstand was the pick up trucks. (Photos get a bit better later as I remember to change the shutter speed)














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    Before the first Eurocar NASCAR race we went for a grid walk, but it was pretty pointless as every man and his dog was already there.




    Managed to squeeze through to see what the fuss was about and caught a glimse of one of the drivers signing autographs. He looked about 12 years old!!






    The safety car.




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    EUROCAR NASCAR RACE 1.



























    The top 3 finishers roll by.









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    A few drag cars on display.

























    Some little dinky stock cars.









    More dinky little cars on the track.










    A race just about to start.




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    Yet more random car pics.















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    EUROCAR NASCAR RACE 2.














































































    MY SHOT OF THE DAY.



    CLOSE UP OF MY SHOT OF THE DAY.












    The top 3 finishers drive by.












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    Last lot of random car pics to finish the thread.












































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    Nice thread. Some great cars there. Are those monster trucks based in the UK? Or did they come over from the states?

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    Nice thread, where did you find all the pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Nice thread. Some great cars there. Are those monster trucks based in the UK? Or did they come over from the states?
    Cheers. Both trucks are based in the UK. The Swamp Thing has been on the scene at car shows and race days for years, but I'd never seen the other one before.

    I've seen the display routine so many times before it doesn't do a great deal for me, watched it for my sons benefit, but the first chance I get to watch a proper monster truck meeting where they are the main event, racing each other competitively, I'll definitely check it out.
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    Good thread , nice action shots
    when it finally finished loading ....

    we will make a redneck out of Aberlour yet !

    I almost expected to see Boss Hogg, sheriff Rosco and Daisy Duke somewhere in there ,
    now she was nice !!

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    Would have seen you there if it wasnt so poxy cold !

    Seen some of those old beasts racing round Daytona I know they sing a bit over there not sure what kinda noise the namby pamby brigade would allow for our delicate little ears in the UK

    Nice pics , looks like you stand in similar places to me at Brands
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    nice action shots
    when it finally finished loading ....
    you do need less pics in each post, takes an age for them to load and ive revisited the page. i have an i5 processor in this laptop too

    nice pics though, car candy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    you do need less pics in each post, takes an age for them to load and ive revisited the page. i have an i5 processor in this laptop too

    nice pics though, car candy
    ^ you need to clean the fluff out of it then or get a better connection.

    Excellent effort Abelour. I don't think Nascar is suited to Brands, but it looks like what was going on off the track was just as big an attraction. Would love to have seen the classic car race, the engine noise must have been fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Would have seen you there if it wasnt so poxy cold !
    It was chilly mate. Typical England, the weather's good for the whole week leading up to a Sunday and a day out, then turns shit. The misses spent most of the day in the bar, she was frozen and she's pretty good with the cold these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    you do need less pics in each post, takes an age for them to load and ive revisited the page.
    Well I did kind of. Something Natalie mentioned recently as well. I did split it up in to about 12 posts instead of the one big fuck off one I normally do.

    The thing is, it's the whole page that's loading so it doesn't matter how many photos are in each post, it will still take the same time surely? The only option would be to have less photos all together.

    I think Neo is right, you need a better connection mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    I don't think Nascar is suited to Brands,
    No it's not at all mate you're right, it was more an exhibition than anything. Although having said that they were going for it & not just poodling about, quite a few crashes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neo
    but it looks like what was going on off the track was just as big an attraction.
    Yeh, it was a really good effort by the car owners/clubs. There was at least another 150 cars on the other side of the track which we didn't even get time to look at.


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    Hi Aberlour. I was racing the blue and grey 67 Camaro at the Speedfest. Did you happen to get any pictures of the races? In race two, myself and the green challenger crossed the line side by side, which is really what I'm looking for!! If you can spread the word too, that would be ideal! many thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the day.

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    ^ I didn't I'm afraid mate. I was with my 5 year old son so I spent just as much time in the fun fair area as I did watching races.

    Surely there were official photographers there that can be contacted via Brands?

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    I see that the free PhotoBucket account isn't worth a wank then!

    I assumed it was a set amount of storage you had before you needed to pay, but it turns out it's the bandwith used when the photos are viewed on-line.

    I've only used 3% of my free storage but have already exceeded my badwith, so photos are starting to disappear already.

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