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Formula One Exhibition
Posted By: FruitLooPs, 10-01-2009, 05:31 PM

The National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa recently had a feature gallery on the history and cars of formula one.

I was in Wellington for work, so decided to pop in and take a few snaps. Unfortunately no flash photography was allowed, and the room was dim and unevenly lit with spotlights. Added to that I only had the 18-55mm kit lens on the K20D that was usefully wide enough my manual 50mm although much faster @ F1.4 was useless in the confined spaces.

Still I got what I could from it. Hope you enjoy

McLaren M7A Denny Hulme/Bruce Mclaren. Cosworth DFV V8 powered


BRM P160


2003/04 F1 wheel, something like 14 different functions!


Ferrari FM2004 Last of the V10 powered cars


Williams FW14B V10


Honda-McLaren MP4/4 1.5L Turbo V6 RA168e. 900hp, boost limited.


MP4/4 Again, most dominant car in F1 history. Ayrton Senna & Alain Prost. The car had 15 wins from 16 starts in 1988, including 10 1-2's. 8o Domination.


MP4 21 2006 F1 car, V8 powered.


Epic oldschool Brabham BT20


Trumpets on the Type 620 V8 of the BT20. Very cool!

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Man thats awesome. I would love to see that exhibit, it lookw like you could really get up close and see the cars.
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Nice lighting on the fancy sportcars.
That steering wheel looks like a joystick for computer game.
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Nice shots!

weren't there any car from the greatest Formula 1 ever? I mean Mr. Juan Manuel Fangio

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andres Quote
Nice shots!

weren't there any car from the greatest Formula 1 ever? I mean Mr. Juan Manuel Fangio

You mean Jim Clark don't you?
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Great series of wonderfully composed and exposed shots in a car museum - something that's much harder than it looks. Great job.

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Nice images. I would love to see that exhibition. Isn't it crazy how many Horsepower they "tickled" out of 1.5l?
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very coo, dont see so old f1 cars that often. and those markings on that steering wheel were very intuitive "A", "B", "C" etc. must be a nightmare to read the instructions. if you want to do this, then first switch B on then assure D is off and then turn F and A on in that order.

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Very cool exhibition you've been at my friend.

With the F1 GP coming back next year, I wish we'd have those here in Montréal. But until then, those pictures are really eye candy. Even with the dim lightning the results came out pretty well.

Thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by VaughnA Quote
You mean Jim Clark don't you?
Nah, it looks like there was a Schumacher car there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by VaughnA Quote
You mean Jim Clark don't you?
I'm so sorry, I really don't know that guy


QuoteOriginally posted by c.r.brown Quote
Nah, it looks like there was a Schumacher car there.

Who? Oh! that guy with the super mega car..


"my" guy, Mr Fangio won his 4th (of 5) championship in 1956 driving this baby Lancia Ferrari D-50 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!



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Nice series in tough conditions. Almost like a showroom.... How much is the yellow one please? Will you take a cheque?

Brings back memories of late nights watching those races and visiting the odd F1 GP. Vrrooommmmmm

Thanks for sharing

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Great series and great work getting these shots especially with the kit lens in that kind of lighting.

I would love to spend a few hours in that exhibit, I wonder if it'll be coming to Australia?
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