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Drag Race - Porsche Vs Hawk by muz2142

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The Williamtown Air Show was held recently (18 & 19 September 2010) at RAAF Base/Airport at Williamtown, north of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

This shot shows one of several drag races held between a Porsche car and a BAe Hawk aircraft from the RAAF. This one was held on Day 1 of the air show – the two have just been flagged off and the Porsche’s nose has lifted with the applied power. The Porsche easily won this race.

The photo was taken with a Nikon D70 camera fitted with a Sigma 50-500mm zoom lens. It would have been either at or close to the 500mm end.


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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 4 years ago

    Good shot Muz. – Ted
    Remember a similar sort of race with a Hawker Hunter and a Porsche.
    The Porsche was well away until about half way down the runway when the Hunter just flashed past.

  • muz2142
    muz2142almost 4 years ago

    Thanks for the appreciation Ted.
    I have another shot on Redbubble of a drag race between a Pitts Special and a NSW Police Highway Patrol car held at Mudgee Airport in western New South Wales.

  • Joe Hupp
    Joe Huppover 3 years ago

    This is something the Top Gear guys would do!

  • muz2142
    muz2142over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Joe. I think the commentators were claiming that the Porsche driver was “The Stig” but he wasn’t wearing the full-face helmet to appear anonymous so he probably wasn’t in reality.

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