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Old Apr 21, 2007, 4:06 AM   #1
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I spent a day in a little town on the east coast of Tasamania trying to catch the Targa Tasmania cars on the special stage around the streets of Triabunna.

Targa is a rally around the island state on public roads, with special stages closed off so the cars can be given their head. There are classes for older or classic cars, such as this 1970's V8 Holden Monaro.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 5:49 AM   #2
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Phil, I like the photo, but I would really like to see some more. I once owned a 1966 Pontiac GTO and also a 1966 Mustang and a 1967 Mustang. Would love to see some more of the "classics!"

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I agree. If the rest of the series is as good, I would love to see more.

Love the old classic cars, and American muscle cars in particular.


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Old Apr 21, 2007, 8:31 PM   #4
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Holden Torana XU1 at the triabunna special stage.

This was a little four cylinder Vauxhaul Viva that General Motors grafted a long front on and fitted an in line six cynlider motor.

The XU1 was a competition special model that dominated production car racing in Australia in the late 1960s and early 70s.




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Interesting you should mention the Pontic GTO, the latest GTO incarnation is a Holden (or Vauxhaul for UK residents) Monaro.

These cars draw on the classic status earned by the early Monaro's on and off the track. This one was the last of the original sequence of models before their reinvention in the 21st Century.


There are a more from Targa and other collections from car displays at www.kartpic.com



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Nice shots how close were you standing ?
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Time and Action, stood still, well done.
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First let me say no offense ment in an thing following....

But other than the turned wheels and a little dust...no action.

Did you take any at lsower shutter?

Reason I ask is you were basically head on.... and front of car likely would have strill been pretty sharp.... but back swinging, dust swirling enough to blur a bit... and might have g iven a dynamic to the shots....

Just my 2 cents worth
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Bowenp wrote:
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Nice shots how close were you standing ?

Only a couple of metres from the side of the road.

I was a bit further from the corner than I would have liked due to safety restrictions.
This gave more of a head on shot than I liked.

As the cars only went past once I grabbed whatever shots I could get.

This was really a scouting expedition to get some idea of the layout.

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Bowenp wrote:
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Nice shots how close were you standing ?


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