The Clipsal 500 has come and put the V8 Supercars race in Adelaide in the spotlight again. This year saw the introduction of new teams and new manufacturers in the line up, Nissan and Mercedes AMG Erebus. Although the Top 10 spots in the first race of the V8 Supercars race calendar was taken by both Holden and Ford, Nissan was not far off, while the Erebus AMG Mercedes were at the bottom of the list due to a string of vehicle issues which will hopefully be sorted for the rest of the season.
The Erebus AMG Mercedes only inked the deal months before the race started, so proper development time was limited but for the teams to bring 3 race E63 AMG Mercedes to the grid is fantastic and the sound of that V8 race engines built by AMG in Germany is nothing short of amazing and spectacular, it sounded like an angry F1 engine.
The Australian GT Championship race is also my other favourite in the series, the line up varies from Mercedes AMG SLS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari 458, Porsche, to Aston Martin. It’s so exciting to see these exotic supercars racing neck to neck and the difference in engine noise is music to the ears.
Here is the trailer for my upcoming video of the 2011 Gazzanats held at Adelaide International Raceway on 15th-16th October 2011. It is an annual revhead events where people from around Australia get together to show off their machines, doing burnouts, and drags.
Here is a time-lapse video of Brighton Beach, south of Adelaide. It is a very beautiful beach and one of the more popular suburbs for recent migrants from Britain. I personally have known at least 4 people who have moved to Adelaide in recent years from Britain that lives in around Brighton.
It was the perfect weather for landscape time-lapse as there were lots of cloud movement which make it more interesting.
The 2011 Adelaide Fringe Parade returned to Adelaide City after the original one was cancelled due to bad weather. Thousands of people flocked to Rundle Road and East Terrace to watch the parade of hundreds of colourful cast participants.
The parade celebrates Australia’s largest arts festival and talents come from all over the world.
The Semaphore jetty, which was completed in 1860, once stood at 652 m (2,150 ft) in length, but today is 585 m (1,930 ft). It overlooks the Fort Glanville steam train, which operates as a heritage item by the National Railway Museum. A War Memorial clock was built in 1925 after the First World War. In 1928, a merry-go-round, the largest in Australia, was constructed, driven by an electrical lift motor and gearbox, unlike the predominantly steam-driven machines of the era. An octagonal brick tower with two metre thick walls, erected in 1880 to maintain a water supply when the Jervois bridge had to be raised for passing ships, was used until being converted into a residence in 1972.
The old big red brick mill was a famous flourmill owned by Captain Hart called The Hart’s Mill established in 1855 and being steam driven it was the biggest in Australia at the time.
The recent Newport Quays redevelopment will see the old mills eventually become a centrepiece of a heritage precinct. It is now one of the only heritage building left untouched around the area.
When the sun sets, the warm lighting really brightens up the red brick walls of the mill. I took the timelapse shots as the sun was setting and really had no choice but to use Aperture mode. But then as it starts getting dark, the flood light lit up and this affected the shutter speed setting from the Aperture mode, hence the flickering.
I will try and do another timelapse at a much earlier time before the sky turns dark.
Victor Harbour is a city located on the coast of Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80km south of Adelaide, South Australia. The city is the largest population centre on the peninsula, with an economy based upon agriculture, fisheries and various industries. It is also a highly popular tourist destination, with the city’s population greatly expanded during the summer holidays.
The Extreme Horsepower Show is South Australia’s Ultimate Automotive Expo all under cover and in the one location. There were heaps of trade sites full of the latest gear car enthusiasts. Featuring Hot Rods, Street Machines, Customs, Hi Tech Japanese Imports, Motorcycles, Drift, Race and Drag cars, if it’s modified it’s there!
One of the hottest show car has to be the Queen Street Racing Million Dollar Drag, a BMW E46 M3 CLS drag car by the Ibrahim brothers with almost every components of the car covered in gold. Also on the show is another car by brothers featuring a Pearl White Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder with custom twin-turbos setup.
This was my first experience with Gazzanats and I pay my respect for the sponsors and organisers who kept this trully well and alive. This kind of event is becoming smaller and lesser around the world due to lack of sponsorships and the level of interest, but what Sprint Auto and Gary Meyers have done is to keep them rolling.