BMW Club day at PIR, 5/10/02

Another fun club day at PIR. It rained overnight and the first session of the day was pretty precarious. I rode with Roy and the car was sliding all over the place, so speeds were pretty low. Things cleared up nicely for the latter sessions. During the third session a white E36 M3 spun right in front of us. The video camera was on, so once Roy gets back from Europe the video will (hopefully) be available.

Noteworthy appearances included a blue Mini Cooper, which is very surprising in Portland since Rasmussen BMW hasn't completed their showroom yet so they don't have any Minis. This guy picked up the car earlier in the week somewhere in the midwest and drove it back. Even though he only had the car for a few days, the long roadtrip got the breakin period over with, so it was time for a track day! There were also two M Coupes from the Seattle area (a black one and a Dakar yellow one). There was also a great looking Ferrari 360 Modena running in the novice session (it was on the track for the first time, I believe). Before the first novice session I told Paulyne to be sure and pass the Ferrari, and she came through (see below)!

Time for the typical picture excuses. The last track day I used an ASA 400 print film that was rather dull. This time I used an ASA 100 slide film. Problem was I was being a bit too concerned about shutter speed and thus didn't stop down the lens enough to get enough depth of field in many of the pictures with multiple cars. Oh well, I'm still learning this track photography thing! :-) Next time should be better. As always, all images are copyright 2002 David Paris.

Next track day I may actually take my 'coupe out on the track! *gasp* We'll see if I can think up a good excuse before then... On to the pictures!


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Paulyne in the M Coupe catching a Ferrari 360.

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A better picture, but naturally there isn't enough DOF.

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ScottN after passing an E30 M3 on the back straight.

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Of course the ONE picture I took of the Mini just had to be out of focus...

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An old TVR.


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Apparently Dakar yellow is hard to scan...

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A cool picture, but again, not enough DOF.

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Same problem again... argh.


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Paulyne now catching a Z06 'vette.


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Michael (MO) lines up in his '01 coupe to go on his third run.

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huhuhuhuh....


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Yup, it's a Ferrari 360 Modena.


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That's very dark blue, not black. A beautiful color.


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Roy catching the E36 M3 (again) that spun right in front of him in the previous session.

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Exiting the chicane.



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Kind of looks like Roy's in the middle of a runway...


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EVOIIIM3 in his E30 M3 going through the chicane.

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One of the many WRX's at the track day. These things sounded awesome.

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Golfers watching cars...


David Paris
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