Each year Linda and I get to travel together to one of the remote Supercar and Aussie Racing Car events, last year we went to Sydney Motorsport Park, but this year we decided to go to the most remote event for the Aussie Cars, Perth, Western Australia for our Motorsport Photography.
Wednesday morning saw us head off to Perth, the trip over is a 6-hour flight (the trip home is 4 hours 15mins, go figure), luckily, we had a row to ourselves, so three movies later we are there.
We rented a house in beautiful Scarborough Beach, it’s usually beautiful but for the moment it’s a huge construction site, not to worry the restaurants are still great. Garry O’Brien from Auto Action stayed with us as well, so just a few beers each night!
Linda and I headed out to the circuit Wednesday afternoon, Barbagello is a pretty great place to photograph at, it’s got everything, long straights, plenty of hills and action close to us and the crowd. This fire greeted up on the way to the track, it was just a little bit of excitement LOL.
The one thing that was always a downer there though was the walk from the old pit lane around turn one to turn two, the space between the fence and the tyre wall was only about 30cm in some spots, quite dangerous even, as there was at least a 10 foot drop in some places. But this year we had been told it was fixed, and it was, what was 30cm was now 3.5mtr walk-way all around to turn 5/6. It was great.
My role at these events for the Aussie Cars is both series photographer and media liaison – it was great to have Linda shooting with me, it meant we could cover more of the events from more places on the track, plus Linda’s expertise meant new imagery and angles as well. Our images are also supplied to Auto Action and Brakemarker, we also undertook a number of Facebook LIVE videos for the Aussie Racing Cars where we got to try out the new Osmo Mobile Gimble, not too shabby actually.
Below are some of our favourite images from the event.
Below are some links of our published images from the weekend via Brakemarker.
After all was said and done at the race track we had Monday off in Perth, before our horrendous red eye flight home, we travelled a couple of hours north of Perth to site see The Pinnacles, these are amazing, below are some of Linda’s great shots, and of course we had to make a trip to The Lobster Shack, it was Linda’s birthday the Thursday we arrived so it was great to top off the weekend with some yummy crayfish.