Perth’s Sunday Drivers … Are Pretty Damn Good!

Perth Sunday Drivers

Grass roots monthly motor sport in Perth, Western Australia

[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_64-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-679.jpg]220Italian stallions not giving an inch!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_69-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-777.jpg]100There's just something wonderful about a Lamborghini at full throttle
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_7-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-265.jpg]210Robina and Ken
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_6-gt-series-13-juky-2014-523.jpg]140Ken's race car (Ken at the wheel) - the ex Craig Lowndes car, No 1
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_22-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-561.jpg]80This very cheeky sticker is on the white Camaro
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_50-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-476.jpg]60Elmer Fudd's Camaro
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_16-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-216.jpg]50This bloody galah wasn't moving for anybody!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_22-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-259.jpg]30Well, by the time this open wheeler came past, the bird flew!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_01-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-062.jpg]30This bird stayed.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_23-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-276.jpg]20If ever you wondered where all the old HQ taxis went - they're still racing!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_04-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-014.jpg]20
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_05-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-016.jpg]40
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_07-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-019.jpg]10
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[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_11-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-046.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_18-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-060.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_12-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-049.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_13-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-053.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_14-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-054.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_01-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-073.jpg]00Have a look at this little sucker, dunno what sort of car it is.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_15-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-057.jpg]00
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[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_57-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-578.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_17-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-059.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_58-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-579.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_17-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-226.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_18-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-231.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_19-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-239.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_20-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-244.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_21-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-247.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_32-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-300.jpg]10The go karts weren't racing, just demonstrating ... racing!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_33-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-307.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_34-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-310.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_35-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-318.jpg]00The GT Series, European exotics mixed with ex V8 Supercars
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_03-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-013.jpg]00Yep, that's an ex V8 Supercar Racer, a Stone Bros car
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_21-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-557.jpg]00I told you.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_01-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-006.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_5-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-329.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_02-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-010.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_16-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-463.jpg]00
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_23-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-583.jpg]10The Camaro won the first 18 lap race
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_17-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-526.jpg]00The Porsche had a brief look at a sand trap.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_19-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-535.jpg]10The Lamborghini did a bit of beach work as well
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_54-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-544.jpg]10You've go to admire the balls of anyone going hard with a Lambo.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_43-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-379.jpg]10Pace Car to the fore.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_26-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-679.jpg]10I've got the inside line!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_27-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-684.jpg]10Maybe but I got you.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_51-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-512.jpg]20
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[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_36-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-331.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_49-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-463.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_37-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-341.jpg]10Italian thoroughbred, 'gainst Aussie muscle
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_48-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-432.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_38-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-342.jpg]10Hmm, this is understeer could be tricky!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_39-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-343.jpg]20It was!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_40-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-345.jpg]30
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_41-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-351.jpg]10Bugger! Second to last in one easy slide!
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_42-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-361.jpg]10
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_44-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-410.jpg]30Excuse me boys, thought I'd have a run in the other direction
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_45-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-411.jpg]20Passing through
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_46-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-418.jpg]10Yep, they'er all there, I'll turn around and rejoin the race.
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[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_24-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-661.jpg]20The Camaro engine lets go
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_25-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-662.jpg]20Yep, big money, but hell it goes!
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[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_29-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-728.jpg]10The Ferrari won the second (20 lap) race.
[img src=http://www.gregross.com.au/wp-content/flagallery/gt-racing-august-2014/thumbs/thumbs_31-brikmakers-gt-series-31st-august-2014-297.jpg]20The photographer photographed

Out here in the wild west, if it ain’t AFL, cricket, tennis or golf, it just doesn’t make the news in mainstream media – well, the newspapers and TV stations just might mention Daniel Ricciardo, if he wins a F1 race – I say might!  In fact, just last week, a footballer with a sore knee, or something, made headlines, while Daniel’s Belgium win was further back in the paper, you get the picture.

But enough of my heartfelt rant. Perth has a thriving, vibrant motor sport community, with regular meetings out at Barbagallo Raceway. I often photograph the GT Series for the competitors and don’t usually take photos of the other race series – other photographers have contracts and I don’t want to tread on precious hard-fought business. However, Sunday was special.

There is a wonderful charity called Angel Hands, they look after the victims of violent crime and let’s get serious here for a minute, that could mean a child who’s witnessed their mother being murdered, something no child should ever witness. Anyhow, great friends Ken and Robina Coppin invited  a group of them out to the racetrack for the day as their guests. Everyone I talked to had a fabulous time, they’d never experienced anything like it, visiting the pits, meeting drivers and having a wonderful carefree time, enjoying the excitement and passion of motor racing. So for them, as a souvenir, I took some shots of all the categories and I’ve pasted a few up here (for the enthusiasts).

I haven’t included any photos of the guests, for what I hope are obvious reasons, but if you’d like to donate, or get involved, contact Angelhands, Ph: (08) 9272 2242, or CEO Nicole Haberley –  nicole.haberley@angelhands.org.au   They’re on Facebook and their website is: www.angelhands.org.au

The only reason I’ve posted this and the photos, is to let people know the organisation exists

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