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Santa Pod - the risks of racing

By Twiff
Taken this after we knew the driver was safely out of the car and unharmed, this is Fireforce, a jet funny car demonstrating at Santa Pod last weekend. Something went wrong, the whole car ignited and rolled down the track in flames, a desperate effort took place by the very brave fire crews to put the fire out. They did but the heat was intense! This is one shot taken with zoom.

Tags: Photo journalism Santa pod Fireforce Jet car Sports and action

Voters: RhysB, AngelaD, robadsy and 18 more



dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
8 Nov 2006 7:53AM
Striking shot, really shows the drama of it all. Good to hear no-one was hurt. I can see the use of a long zoom was rather important lol
Twiff 17 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2006 7:55AM
Thanks for your speedy comment! We were sat up on the grass bank and the car almost stopped right in line with us. This is definately being in the right place at the right time for photography! I will upload another shot later if people are interested.
Thanks again.
phillj 17 2 England
8 Nov 2006 8:55AM
Looks a bit dangerous. Powerful shot.

8 Nov 2006 9:57AM
Yep certainly was right place right time, great shot.

stevebostock 17 244 England
8 Nov 2006 10:36AM
really good shot, action packed and very reportage styled. well spotted and taken

robadsy 18 348
8 Nov 2006 12:16PM
wow, great texture in the flames and an effective silhouette.

glad everyone was ok.

great action shot, well done! ads :o)
blackett 19 18
8 Nov 2006 6:13PM
Nice pic, very spectacular. The car apparently got out of shape, the parachute deployed prematurely, caught alight and it spread to the car and woof! Ian:-I
DP_Imagery 18 24 6 Wales
9 Nov 2006 10:14PM
Well caught - I can really feel that heat. Bruce
colin beeley Plus
20 1.2k 10 England
10 Nov 2006 5:33PM
great shot! i got one in the summer of a TF letting go.
AlanBW 17 20 England
17 Nov 2006 7:44AM
Brilliant capture Tracey

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