Hi guys..well it has been life in the fast lane here for sure…with so many things happening either with animals, jobs ,health or family it has been foot to the metal and top speed !
Firstly thank you for your patience as i appear and vanish so often..so much to do and so little time..a problem we all have and not one that i alone suffer from i am sure.
Months back i organised for Hubby to do some Hot Laps at Calder Park Speedway as a Father’s Day gift..and last Sunday was the day.
Calder Park is on the outskirts of Melbourne..not far from Tullamarine (or as they now call it Melbourne) Airport..the half way point for us always for a coffee at the Mc Donalds as we either head to Melbourne or the airport.
So we had to be there at 8am and after a hellish computer issue kept us up late Friday night it was a tired us that got up at 6.15am…urghh
We got to Mount Macedon (near Hanging Rock) and it was dark and misty then raining..awesome..
By the time we arrived at Calder Park after grabbing a Mc coffee and having a Mc wee the weather had cleared.
Briefings were held papers signed peeps got their racing gear on, and folks were assigned their drivers. So the peeps doing the laps went first in an everyday car to go and check out the tracks,turns and other info .
The people doing the drive had their laps with the pro in the passenger seat..after their laps then the pros took THEM for the Hot Laps..to show them how a racing driver does it 🙂
These cars get up to 220kph..which is about 136 miles per hour.
Now i thought keeping up with roos was a challenge..let me tell you this was a real struggle hahaha..between being deafened by having my head over the concrete barricades to get close ups and running up to the top of the grandstand to get long distance shots i was working harder than an elite athlete…which i am not..i love fast cars always have the only real sport i actually enjoy..and so not only did i have great fun watching but i had fun challenging myself with the camera..and i can tell you my arms were super sore from lifting that damn lens..
When it was over we met up with some of the kids and their other halves at Hanging Rock for a Picnic..was all in all a great day..and i hope you enjoy the fast lane with me today..forgive my less than pro car racing shots!
Hubby is in car Number 10 the blue and white Hayman Reese one by the way 🙂