83rd Running Of The Le Mans 24 Hours - 13/14 June 2015.

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  1. Nessy

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    View attachment 390710

    Looking at that pic, i think there is a possibility that the upper body work could house the shafts needed for portal hubs.
    We're not seeing the full thickness of that section/area from that angle.
     
  2. MatskiMonk

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    Uploaded a few pics to Flickr

    Took about a thousand, but Le Mans is pretty poor for Joe Public spectators... too many people, too many fences...

    [​IMG]Porsche 919 by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nismo GT-R LM by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Porsche 911 by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Oops by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Thursday Night Qually by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Sunset by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Toyota TS040 by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Corvette by Matt Stokes, on Flickr

    a few more on Flickr..

    ..

    and one more for luck... just because Le Mans Campsite...

    [​IMG]Beausejour by Matt Stokes, on Flickr
     
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  3. Mac K

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    ^Amazing :tup:
     
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  4. Gravitron

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    Agreed, sweet pics. :bowdown:

    I would have chosen riding that flaming bike over understeering into the GTP campsite!!! :dunce: So glad you guys are OK. :crazy:
     
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  5. Leadfoot530

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    Great pics @MatskiMonk! You mind if I use that one of the #64 'Vette as a desktop wallpaper? I absolutly adore the C7.R.
     
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  6. Scuderia Paul

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    Fabulous pictures @MatskiMonk. I love the Ferris wheel, Toyota and the Aston at night in particular.

    :tup:
     
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  7. MatskiMonk

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    Go ahead full resolution is on Flickr :tup:
     
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  8. Christian_C

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    @MatskiMonk did you see that van that caught fire in the campsite on the friday morning? i think @Clark got a picture.

    That campsite was wild.
     
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  10. daan

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    Is that where the driveshaft goes in one hole, and then mysteriously reappears out another?
     
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  11. MatskiMonk

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    Yep, close enough that security asked me to move my car and stay out of my tent!
     
  12. Holdenhsvgtsr

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  14. R0ssingt0n

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    My god you lot put all of my pics to shame! I definitely need a better camera for next year
     
  15. Bo

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    Ex FWD racer Bryce DeMoss with some good points regarding FWD:

     
  16. MatskiMonk

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    Well, if it's any consolation, the vast, vast majority of the photos I took were terrible :lol: seriously, maybe <10% were alright.

    Not sure at what level you are, and what you shoot with, but personally as an amateur just gaining as much experience as I can (there are plenty of other people on GTP better than myself).. but a basic DSLR with a standard 300mm telephoto lens is enough (provided that you get to grips with manual mode) but it's only half the battle... The rest is location and perseverance. Le Mans is pretty terrible for photography IMHO, the ratio of distance from camera to fence to subject is pretty bad... And there are 260,000 other people getting in the way!

    IMHO of course, like I say, others here are better placed to offer advice.
     
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  17. R0ssingt0n

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    Hahaha very good point, i have quite a few pics of a clear track to delete!

    The camera I was using cant be used with a lense. Hopefully getting a new one within the next month or so...

    Totally agree with you about location, there are a couple of spots I always go to at Le Mans where I can poke the camera through the fence holes which give good results but I know I can do so much better with decent gear!
     
  18. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    The whine from the electric motor is insanely loud! How these drivers retain their sanity is beyond me.
     
  19. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    It sounds amazing trackside when it spins up
     
  20. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    I'm guessing it sounds like a supercharger from the 7th circle of hell. ;)
     
  21. lemonsky

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    Nissan didn't run the hybrid system at all.
    "Darren Cox, the Japanese manufacturer's global motorsport boss, made the admission in the wake of a race in which the best Nissan lapped 18 seconds off the pace, confirming the widely held conclusion that the GT-R LM gained no benefit from hybrid power.
    "No, we didn't try running it," Cox told AUTOSPORT.
    "For reliability reasons we didn't engage the hybrid system."
    Cox explained that the decision was made after the Le Mans test two weeks before the race."
    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/119532
     
  22. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    This is news?
     
  23. catamount39

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    That's what I thought lol. This was known going into the race...they even talked about it on the broadcast.
     
  24. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Wasn't it announced on the Sunday/.Monday before the race?
     
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    Heck, I knew they wern't running it ptobably a month in advance.

    How did so many people miss out on hearing that the car wasn't going to be running at 100%? No offence, of course, but man.
     
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  26. catamount39

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    Racer.com has never messed up this bad. :lol:

    Yup Sunday...right on or after test day. They said that the system would be riding in the car but turned off.
     
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  27. BROHAM

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    It was never truly confirmed during the race. It was rumor that Darren Cox never denied.
     
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  29. Scuderia Paul

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    It was long known that Nissan was not going to use the hybrid system.

    What I was wondering throughout the race is could Nissan have used the hybrid on 1 car? If so then surely it was worth a shot.
     
  30. R0ssingt0n

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    This is what I thought they should have done. Have 2 cars playing the long game trying to make the finish, have one running the hybrid going for lap times.