I shot this last Saturday at Sodegaura Forest Raceway, about 50mins drive from my place in Tokyo. There were a collection of formula, touring cars and bikes there; mostly British classics, mostly from the 1960s.
I was there to shoot Japanese race driver Tetsu Ikuzawa, who drive for Porsche and various other teams in the 1960s and 1970s, racing various classes from Formula through to Le Mans 24hrs, sports, touring cars etc.
Ikuzawa-san was there last weekend racing his 1968 Porsche 911T. I was there to shoot some pics of him racing and to arrange a shoot at his home and garage in Tokyo.
The shots I am doing of him will be featured in the official Porsche 911 50th Anniversary book. Very excited about that. Plus, Ikuzawa-san is a really nice guy… and it's always great to be around racing people.
This shot was nothing to do with the job I was there at the circuit to do but I also spent some time just soaking up the atmosphere and shooting all the cars. In this shot two Lotus Formula cars, which were taking part in the Historic Formula Cup race.
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8
Cropped to 16×9 in photoshop.
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