This is Alston, Texas..

By woolybill1
New computer at last - works a bit faster - doesn't like most of my old software - haven't worked out how to reduce pics for uploading yet - been working on the thing for days - eyes dropping out of head - back on epz at least - look'n'click'n'run only - thank goodness I scanned a few old images....

This is another from the off-road trial archives, taken near Alston about 1983. I like the driver's expression, the steam from water hitting the exhaust, the foreign registration plate ....
...Alston is the highest market town in England.....What a way to spend a day......

Tags: Black and white Trial Mud Land rover Off-road Portraits and people Sports and action


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Comments


TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
21 Mar 2007 3:33PM
Great action shot! Looks like that was a lot of fun! It's great to get out and get your truck dirty!
Ty
GlynnisFrith 15 23 3 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 3:46PM
Great action shot with lots of mud puts the 4 x 4 to the test
Glynnis
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 3:54PM
Keeping out of his way certainly put ME to the test!
Bill
BeckaP 15
21 Mar 2007 5:25PM
Good look with figuring out how to use your new comp. Im in the same boat at the moment. Im struggling with my new laptop and this is the same, it wont support some of my programes i use.
Never mind, on wards and upwards!
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woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 5:50PM
Thanks Rebecca! I seem to be able to cope with the difficult bits; it's the simple ones that cause me the problems!
Bill
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2007 7:14PM
well recorded with good detail.
angryrebel 15 16
21 Mar 2007 9:59PM
I like old things (that doesn't include you lolSmile
21 Mar 2007 10:43PM
Good pic, sympathise about the computer - I'm fighting with a new Vista laptop - still doing this from the old desktop XP machine! We will overcome!

Mike
IainH 16 82
22 Mar 2007 10:54AM
looks good, but what is the driver looking at ?
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2007 12:06PM
He's looking at the marker cane visible beside the vehicle - one touch on the cane and he's out (this is a trial, not a race, remember). He has to pass between sets of two canes - you can just see the top of the other one behind the Land Rover's roll cage.

Thanks for the interest.
Bill
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2007 3:26PM
Went to watch a few of these with my Dad years ago, great fun.
TonyFrith 14 3 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2007 7:55PM
I like this, but would not put my 4x4 in a trial like that, it pulls our caravan over muddy fields
Tony
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
24 Mar 2007 10:28AM
Hi Bill
If old photos, even though they are THAT good as this one (see above Smile),bring so many complications to you, why not to take new ones?
Best wishes
George
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
3 Aug 2013 11:19AM
Super, love the steam and splash of earth from the tires.

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