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Awesome, thanks for sharing.  Had I gone to that, I would have lost my mind.

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I had a great time at the Mitty. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet so many of you. Too many people, too many cars, not enough hours in the day.

 

Here is a clip I took of one of the races. Datsuns dominated the field.

 

 

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I was ecstatic.... I can't begin to count the number of people that walked up to me to tell me that they saw my old truck.

 

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Not a Datsun, but I loved it.

 

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I was in the outer paddock and didn't get too much time in the infield.

 

The car handled well and with a 1.6l engine I was running with the smaller bore Group 2 cars. 

On track, photo by Gary Savage

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metalmonkey/Matt, what lenses are you shooting with? Looks like you're getting some great subject/background definition and your panning shots are framed excellently. I'm sure a lot of it is experience, but I wonder if there's some lens magic happening as well...

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Thanks for posting, guys. Some great pics and vids. Now I wish I had gone, but decided to save my marbles for Monterey...  

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Some great cars , thanks so much

 

 

Price on that 23 raytown 200sx??

 

His flyer said 89k. Little steep, I thought. 

 

Very cool build though. It's a stock bore L18 with mechanical fuel injection and a turbo hanging off the side of it. Wild stuff, bet it breaks a lot.

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metalmonkey/Matt, what lenses are you shooting with? Looks like you're getting some great subject/background definition and your panning shots are framed excellently. I'm sure a lot of it is experience, but I wonder if there's some lens magic happening as well...

 

Thanks man, Everything I shot above was done on one of two lenses, shot with a D800. 

 

-Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART

-Sigma 70-200 f2.8 DG HSM

 

I don't have as much experience as I'd like with pan shots, I need more practice but I feel like I've done well.

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Thanks man, Everything I shot above was done on one of two lenses, shot with a D800. 

 

-Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART

-Sigma 70-200 f2.8 DG HSM

 

I don't have as much experience as I'd like with pan shots, I need more practice but I feel like I've done well.

 

It's definitely a learning curve. I've found that the image stabilizers are basically a must if you want more than one in every 25 photos to actually turn out. Makes me jelly of that 70-200 Sigma.  :P 

 

I also seem to get much better photos when single shooting panned shots, rather than burst or high speed. I think the Canon 80D body just can't handle that level of autofocus change when the shutter's flapping that fast lol. 

 

Glad to see you posting again, feel like I haven't seen a ton of stuff recently. Maybe I'm just not on enough...

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Had a great time there and having the opportunity to hang with friends and make new friends, brought my 620 that is a tribute to the first 510 to compete in a FIA event in 1970 at Daytona where it was the first Datsun to race at the 24 hour race. 510 was built by Don Kearney at his shop in Clearwater Florida  called Dons Foreign Auto, car was given to Clearwater Datsun for them to compete at Daytona.

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5 hours ago, RJRACIN240 said:

Had a great time there and having the opportunity to hang with friends and make new friends, brought my 620 that is a tribute to the first 510 to compete in a FIA event in 1970 at Daytona where it was the first Datsun to race at the 24 hour race. 510 was built by Don Kearney at his shop in Clearwater Florida  called Dons Foreign Auto, car was given to Clearwater Datsun for them to compete at Daytona.

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I saw your truck, i thought i recognized it

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