354

Another from the challenge set by ivansantry – “A car at night”.

A HUGE thank you to Kevin – he answered at least one hundred questions from me while he explained the positioning and power of all four strobes used in this shot.

The car is a BMW E36 M3 as run in the National Hillclimb and Sprint Championship. The post title “354” is a reference to the class that I race in and the position I finished in last year. The 35 stands for Class 3B (unlimited saloons – anything goes power-wise) and the 4 is where I finished in the class in 2009. As it happens, after managing only five rounds of the championship this year, I finished in the same position, so I will be in Car 354 for 2011 again. Fingers crossed I’ll get out for a full season next year and finish a little further up the field.

3 Comments

    1. Hey,

      Thanks for the comment. One headlight (on drivers side) is an original BMW unit, imported from the states because it is a kilo or two lighter than the EU version. The other side has a sheet of aluminium with hundreds of holes in it to let air through to the air filter (green) behind it. Weight is everything when it comes to these cars!

      Thanks again,
      D

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