Skip to main content
Home Photography Corner

Gran Prix of Alabama, Indy cars, and more

I went up to see the indy car Alabama gran prix from april 22 to the 24th...
there was a lot of good racing from the indy cars, indy lites, and the sports car Pirelli Challenge...
had pit passes so we could ramble through the pits and even talk to engineers and mechanics...
we did unfortunately miss the drivers "meet and greet"...

the sports car racing was incredible...most of them had the old formula shriek...except the vipers....
the 10 cylinder V 8's had their own special sound...
there were three classes of sports cars running simultaneously....all exotic cars....

so here's a few pix out of several hundred (at 8fps it doesn't take much to shoot a bunch)











































I have several more except the evil retaining fence wrecked the shots....

tim
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
The Real White Dog

if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
#12976, joined 8-17-2002

Replies

  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 610 Officer
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Looks like a good time
    Suz


    Capybara's are vicious and should not be let alone with small children. In-laws are another matter.............
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    I bet that was a good time for sure. Getting access like the photog in some of your shots would be cool but I would be sorta worried about flying parts should a wreck occur in the vicinity.

    That Caddy looks pretty cool.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Chuck,
    the caddy is an ATS-V. they ended up winning class narrowly over the mcclarens...
    the 2 porsches in that class took each other out...the ferraris never had a chance...

    Suz,
    indeed, it was a good time...I'm going back next year.
    one of the really cool things there is their motorsport museum...it's incredible...
    classic sports cars and probably the largest collection of motorcycles anywhere...
    I have a few shots I took inside...will post later...

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Chuck,
    the caddy is an ATS-V. they ended up winning class narrowly over the mcclarens...
    the 2 porsches in that class took each other out...the ferraris never had a chance...

    Suz,
    indeed, it was a good time...I'm going back next year.
    one of the really cool things there is their motorsport museum...it's incredible...
    classic sports cars and probably the largest collection of motorcycles anywhere...
    I have a few shots I took inside...will post later...

    tim

    Were they running the twin turbo V6? Not sure what the rules specify is allowable in this case.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Chuck....
    yes they are....
    caddy dropped their cts-v program to push the ats-v....
    they sound like an F-1 at full song...

    the driver of one car and the lead engineer say the ats-v handles a lot better than the cts-v...
    watching them carve corners like a Porsche rs turbo was sweet....
    I actually preferred to watch the sports cars more than the indy cars...
    they were about 9 seconds a lap slower than the indy cars which is pretty impressive considering the weight difference...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.

Advertisement

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now