It’s been a couple of years since we visited the Festival of Speed, but the wait was worth it.

We stayed the night in a nearby Airbnb and although admittedly the German (self-proclaimed) petrol-heads were a worry for the morning there were no towels so no problem. The pleasant and turquoise haired Mrs Von-Hamburg (real name not known) was by all accounts the driving force and she and her family were there for the weekend.

An early morning Speedmaster mis-reading mistake meant that I was I making tea at 5.30pm, avoiding any early morning German bathroom encounters and ultimately amongst the first through the gate.

By 7.45 the Nikons were working.

Gear for the day was the D800e and the D610 the former paired with the 18-24 f2.8 and the latter to the 70-200 f2.8.

Other unnecessary bits were in the rucksack with more left in the Peli in the car which was a long walk away. Rain was promised but didn’t happen which made for a long and hot day.

Notes for the next visit include;

  1. Buy a blue linen jacket or blazer
  2. Wear a quality shirt
  3. Wear pink shorts or trysers
  4. Learn to walk like a banker
  5. Put on two stone

More photos may follow.
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