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Donington Historic Festival.

May 5th and 6th 2012 saw the second Donington Historic Festival take place at the legendary motor racing venue, building on the successful inaugural meeting held in 2011. As an exhibitor, I spent nearly three days wandering around, photographing competing cars, mechanics, support vehicles and various scenes from around the paddock, the pitlane, and assembly areas, rather than the on-track action which will undoubtably appear on other enthusiasts' photo hosting accounts, on sites such as flickr, in no time.
Images of the preparation that is undertaken on cars prior to qualifying and the race(s) themselves have always held an interest for me, away from the on-track glory, where mechanics grapple with often-recalcitrant racing cars, in a bid to ensure that their charges are prepared to the exacting standards required by both the driver(s) and scrutineers, prior to the lights turning green. The selection of photographs included below, numbering 120 in all, hopefully sum up the atmosphere to be found at this popular new historic race meeting. The majority of the images were taken in the paddock, from the arrival and set up day (Friday), over the race weekend until it was time to pack everything away and head back to base, and prepare for the next race - which for many competitors would be just one week later, at Monaco.
Off-track attractions at this year's Festival included historic go-kart demonstrations, and sizeable displays of classic cars within the infield area of the Donington circuit.
To find out more about the event, please visit the Donington Historic Festival website. My preparations for taking an old truck to display at this event can now be found here.
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Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
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Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos
Donington Festival photo Historic Meeting 2012 More photos

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