A Porsche 917K driven by 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Atwood rounding the Tertre Rouge corner in the Le Mans Classic before heading down the Mulsanne straight in the warm sunlight of the early evening.

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Nikon D80 Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8

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automobile, car, circuit, classic, france, le mans, motor, porsche, racing, vintage, speed, 917, atwood, richard atwood, sarthe, gulf, track, race track

Comments

  • Cagey
    Cageyabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous stuff Paul. I’ve liked a nice looking bum.

  • Thanks Kurt! ;-)

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 4 years ago

    Awesome machine, great capture Paul!

  • Thanks Bill.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Willie Jackson
    Willie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, love it.

  • Thanks Willie. I had to make full use of my lens’ wide aperture to counteract the dreaded 8 foot high debris fencing. :-(

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Stuart Row
    Stuart Rowabout 4 years ago

    Unusual angle – but it looks great!

  • Thanks Stuart.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Uwe Rothuysen
    Uwe Rothuysenabout 4 years ago

    Another site of this great car.
    It was said, that in the beginning during the first test, the V-engine had the rear windscreen smashed down by sucking.

  • It’s an amazing car. Whilst many young men in the 1970s might have had a photo of a football team on their bedroom wall – I had a print of a Porsche 917!

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • Ken Thomas Photography
    Ken Thomas Pho...about 4 years ago

    Magnificent capture!!

  • Thanks Ken!

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoabout 4 years ago

    what a gorgeous capture. i love the details around the exhaust bracket, you can almost see the engine and the gearbox. well done.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comment Adrian – I’m pleased that you like it!

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • MSport-Images
    MSport-Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    What a motor… Did you drive down to Le Mans?

  • Yep, went down in the TVR with my son.
    A nice piece of father/son bonding – a truly memorable trip.

    – Paul Woloschuk

  • MSport-Images
    MSport-Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic mate – I’ll get there one year :)

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