I recently went to a racing event at the Olympic Stadium in London called Race of Champions which brings together some of the best drivers in the world and pits them against each other to see who is the fastest. I’d never heard of this event before but it seemed to be well known among sports fans and as I managed to get my hands on some free tickets I thought it seemed like an interesting evening.
There were top F1 drivers present as well as Olympians and celebrities and it was fun to see them compete against each other as well as stunts being performed in super fast cars and motorcycles. In the stadium it was really cold but I managed to stay to the end and take a few snaps. I was hoping to take better pictures but I was a bit too far away, so just focused on enjoying the evening.
I’ve been meaning to post about stumbling across a Top Gear car show in London for a while now. There was a huge variety of cars on show in central London, taking over a main road near Oxford Street which must have taken some preparation. I didn’t see any of the tv show presenters or the mysterious Stig but it was still interesting to see slick fast cars and motorbikes, as well as some newer, innovative designs, that run on electricity.
I also enjoyed seeing some of the slightly older sports car designs that looked like they belonged in Hollywood films of the 60s or the racing car films of the 70s and 80s
What I enjoyed the most were the really old cars, from as far back as 1901, with lots of details which, for better or worse, are lost with modern cars. There were some so old that they had cranks at the front that needed to be turned to get the engines going. There were a couple that even featured in films of that time
The car show was a nice exhibit to unexpectedly come across, especially on a sunny day, my only regret was not having one of my cameras with me so I had to make do with my phone, but I think some the pictures still came out quite well