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Weekly Photo Challenge

Bright

A rider entering the start/finish straight shortly before midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race.

One thing about having no internet connection at home, I’m sitting at the computer editing some of the thousands of slides I copied last winter. This photo dates back to April 1982 when I was obviously experimenting with motion blur.

My contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Bright.

One Word Sunday: Bright
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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Monochrome Motorsports

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letter R.

I thought the two R in motorsports was a start. Then I found a couple of photos with more letter R in the captions.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Letter R

Rallying, a dusk spectator stage of the Lombard RAC Rally.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Scrambling at Hatherton, Cheshire.

 

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Monthly Squares

January Squares: 11:10 p.m. Taillights

This is my Saturday, day 18 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

I picked this photo because it was taken at 11:10 p.m. on a Saturday night according to the giant clock at the end of the pit lane. Two taillights heading up the start/finish straight at the Le Mans race circuit during a 24 hour motorcycle race. The race started at 3:00 p.m. so just over eight hours, or one third of the race down.

January Squares: 11:10 p.m. Taillights

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Monthly Squares

January Squares: Headlight

This is my day four post for Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

A rider enters the start/finish straight at around midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in 1982. Even in those days most endurance race bikes ran twin headlights but this machine is competing in the silhouette class where the race bike has to have the same silhouette as the production machine it’s based on. So a single headlight and only minor modifications allowed.

Nine hours down, fifteen to go.

January Squares: Headlight

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Anything with 1, 2 or 3 wheels

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Anything with 1, 2 or 3 wheels.

I decided to go with a photo from my archives taken on black and white film.

9 hours down, 15 to go. This is Team Bike at around midnight during the Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France in 1982. The rear of the bike and rider is being illuminated by a following bike.

Night Stint.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Night Hours

The new Tuesday Photo Challenge is Night.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my motorcycle endurance racing shots taken in the middle of the night. This set is from the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race in France. Most of the shots feature Team Bike, the team I was there to cover.

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 1 o’clock in the morning.

Night Stint.

Team Bike entering the start/finish straight at around 11 o’clock at night.

Night racing

A Team Bike rider departing the pits after a night time pit stop at around 1 o’clock in the morning.

Night time pit stop.

A nighttime pit stop for Team Bike at around 3 o’clock in the morning.

Night pit stop.

Entering the start/finish straight at around midnight.

Motion at night.

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Throwback Thursday

Dawn pit stop.

Throwback Thursday travels back 37 years to the first weekend in April, 1982.

I was in France at the Le Mans race circuit for the 24 hour motorcycle endurance race. I was there to photograph Team Bike as they competed in their first Endurance World Championship race.

The bike came in for fuel around six in the morning. 15 hours down, 9 to go.

Stopping for fuel at dawn.