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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hummer

I took this photograph in a street Hyde in August this year.
It's a 2006 Hummer H2 stretch limousine, being used as a wedding car for the party of people on the pavement on the left. The Hummer is a civilian version of the military Humvee and was built by General Motors, this one having a 6 litre V8 engine.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

BRM P30

This car was on display in the paddock at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2006.
It's the Donington Museum's 1954 BRM P30, V16 Mk2 No2, alternatively known as V16/05. After the demise of the 4½ litre/1½ litre supercharged Formula One at the end of the 1951 season the Mk1 and Mk2 BRM's were raced in Formula Libre events until 1955, after which the BRM team concentrated on the new Formula One 2½ litre BRM P25.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday's Ferrari

Here are a couple of  photographs of Tim Mogridge's 1996 Ferrari F355 Challenge that competed in the Intermarque Championship race at the Aston Martin Owners Club's meeting at Oulton Park in May 2015.
The Ferrari F355 Challenge has a 3½ litre V8 engine and is here seen at Druids Corner during a morning practice session.
Here's Tim Mogridge during the race at the Knickerbrook chicane.

I previously showed photographs of this car on 19 June 2015.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B

This car was in the paddock at Silverstone at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting in July 1992.
It's a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B with a supercharged 8 cylinder inline 2.9 litre engine, and on 26 December 2015 I showed a photograph of a competition version of this car at Oulton Park in 1992.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Manx Norton

One of the motorcycles that took part in the Lansdowne Classic Series race at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2004.
It's the 1958 500cc Manx Norton of David Beckett being prepared in the paddock before the race.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ford GT40

This car took part in the Historic Motor Racing News Gentlemen Drivers Sports Racing Challenge Race at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2005.
It's Shaun Lynn's 1965 4.7 litre Ford GT40, chassis number GT40 P/1025, and driving was shared in this 60 minute race by Shaun Lynn and Kevin Kivlochan. The car was originally delivered to Shelby American, but problems with paperwork meant that it was returned to the the factory where it was converted to road specifications. Later it passed through various hands in the UK before being returned to the USA for a complete restoration in the 1990s. It then returned to the UK and was eventually bought by Shaun Lynn.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Boeing 777

I took these photographs at 11.22am on 6 October 2017 of Qatar Airways Cargo Flight QR8190 passing over Hyde just 3 minutes before landing at Manchester Airport.
It's a Boeing 777-FDZ arriving from Dublin
The aircraft registration number is A7-BJF
Taken from my back garden, and aircraft frequently lower their landing gear at around this point.