The View From The Windscreen

SydneyRoverP6B

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Great photos Jim. :) Whereabouts were they taken? You're in the passenger's seat with the camera. Those mountains and that steep curving road wouldn't be out of place on a Tour de France stage.

Ron.
 
SydneyRoverP6B said:
Great photos Jim. :) Whereabouts were they taken? You're in the passenger's seat with the camera. Those mountains and that steep curving road wouldn't be out of place on a Tour de France stage.

Ron.
Thanks Ron - I was driving, my passenger was taking the photos :)

Good intuition, the photos were taken in France and Spain, we headed over the Pyrenees twice.









Went over a mile above sea level several times, and spent a lot of time at more than 1km above sea level. :)
 
As the P5B is now up and running for the summer I took this dusk shot at a recent Brooklands classic meet. I'll try and park next to the Concorde next time...

 

ghce

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Dont know it if it's appropriate to post this reply here, I like the photo and had fun naming all the cars in the shot, however 1 or 2 elude me such as the Yellow one to right of shot and the green car extreme left middle of shot.

Graeme
 
Or perhaps an XK120? I don't think the yellow one is an MG. The leading edge of the inner wing slopes back too much. Perhaps a baby Singer?

Chris
 
Unfortunately I checked my other photos from the night and the can't verify the other vehicles - blast. I'll try and spot them next Tuesday.
 

Tor

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More autumn scenery, from me this time, but on video. It's from a day in early September when we had an intense electric thunderstorm with some 13000 lightning strikes recorded in an hour. There's a shot of a surreal sky that conjures "War Of the Worlds" and I recall half expecting tripod drivers to ride the lightning bolts into the ground and start wiping out humanity. For the rest of it there's noisy wipers, Joni Mitchell in the CD player and rain on the road to my house by Hafrsfjord. Hope it's not too dull :roll:

Oh, the odd wooden structure is from a European boy scout convention. It cost a reported £140 000 to build :?
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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A couple of photos as I head back from my trip to Young last Monday. It was around 6:30PM, and the temp was a very pleasant 28 degrees C or so.


Cotton wool clouds against a beautiful blue sky



In this neck of the woods, you don't see too many cars.

Ron.
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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I did a trip into Sydney last week so as to help a friend work on his Rover. The route is anything but flat comprising a mixture of suburban through to freeway running, with fuel consumption being recorded over a distance of 130 Miles (209km) in each direction.

On the trip in, my Rover returned 27.4 mpg and on the return 23.4 mpg, giving an average consumption of 25.4 mpg for a round 260 Mile (419km).

Apart from moving through the gears after a stop, top gear is used exclusively for the remainder, no changing down for overtaking or for climbing any of the long winding steep hills being necessary. Climbing through the Blue Mountains, the speed limits constantly vary between about 30 and 50mph, which is the maximum limit. The remainder will be run off in the 60 to 70 mph bracket where permissable (2500 to 3000rpm range).


Traffic lights in the Blue Mountains.


The rugged landscape near Mount Victoria.


Decending Victoria Pass.


At the base of Victoria Pass.


Approaching Lithgow.


The town of Lithgow.


Sitting behind another Mercedes Benz.


Undulating 70 mph (3000rpm) freeway section.

Ron.
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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After changing the front springs in the British Racing Green Rover, a short test run followed, which is always an added photo opportunity.


My Rover parked outside.



A successful test run concludes.

Ron.
 

SydneyRoverP6B

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I like that photo Phil, BOP framed nicely in a mirror image :)

Here are a few that I took on January 13, 2014, whilst returning from Young.


The Sun rests on the horizon.



Insect splatters decorate the screen.



My Rover's headlights create their own mini Sun.

Ron.
 

Dave3066

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In complete contrast to our antipodean colleagues, I took the Lady C on a trip to Elgin this week. For those who don't know, Elgin is in the far north of Scotland.

Crossing the Forth Bridge heading north



A typical Scottish motorway with very little traffic in the middle of the day




Inevitable roadworks :roll:



One of the few sections of dual carriageway on the A9 north of Perth as it head towards the high point of the journey



Photo opportunity



Off the A9 north of Aviemore the scenery changes



Next day heading south again the weather closes in



...oh and of course there would be a caravan :lol:



Dave
 
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