This photo never fails to blow me away. Photographers often say that after spending years shooting the same subject matter there will always be one shot that stands out from all the others – well for me this is that shot.
There are some other great shots in the collection including the one featuring drivers Monds and Feltham fighting to win a corner at Nyora - click here (not sure who came out ahead?). BUT...nothing rivals this shot from Nagambie.
My brother and I would think it was a good day at the track if there were a few 'roll-overs'...and it didn’t even cross our minds that the drivers probably weren’t too fond of them. My father managed to shoot some great examples of cars rolling over end on end – but what makes this shot stand out is that it isn’t a crash, it’s a racing shot. My brother and I remember Nagambie for its gutsy racing and this is a pretty clear piece of evidence that winning at Nagambie was no easy feat.
The following image is a scan of a print as there are still more negatives to go through and I am sure this will be among them. So excuse the quality of this scan - but I think it's enough to whet the appetite.
When I asked my father about it he said, ‘I saw him leave the track, I just wasn’t sure where he would pop up again’.
Ray Readon May 31, 2014
It's on my facebook page - ray.read.940
Patrickon May 31, 2014
Hi Ray, Whats the link to the site with the pic - would love to see it and highlight it to other readers. Quite amazing having the same moment captured from another angle. Thanks, PATRICK
Ray Readon May 30, 2014
I was commentating that meeting on the day, with my camera beside me. When I saw this happen, I just picked up the camera and shot. Virtually the same pic, from a slightly different angle. The Driver was Ken Zibell. I will post my own pic on my page, if you would like to compare.
Patricia Gibsonon May 30, 2014
Fully agree top photo and there was always nearly a roll over at every meeting.