A night at the Tygerberg Raceway

October 2013  we went to the Tygerberg Raceway to go and watch stock cars. What a miserable evening it was. It was cold, raining and mud everywhere.

I was very disappointed that evening. When I was young my parents took us to the stock cars  at Goodwood showgrounds on a regular basis. WOW what a spectacular show it was. Cars crashing into the walls and taking out one another. Pushing each other onto the grass in the middle of the track or crash them into the walls and keeping them there… Something I also remember from my childhood was when the spectators got the chance to race… That was the highlight of the evening. I think the next morning a few grown men cried when they saw their cars after the big event. Now the question I keep asking myself is. Why was it so much more eventful or fun when I was a child?

I was bored stiff the night we went to the Tygerberg Raceway. It was like the drivers was afraid to put the pedal to the metal… At one stage I thought okay maybe they are warming up but really that seemed to last the whole night.  It was just a bunch of swooped up cars going around and around a oval track making allot of noise. Well at least the noise was still the same as when I was a child… Here and there one would lose control and bump another car and  then they will stop against the wall or on the grass in the middle of the track. Then the safety car comes out and it all starts over again. I really think the only reason the drivers lost control over the cars and bump into the other cars was due to the rain, the wet conditions and slippery track. LOL now that I think of it there was more excitement in the warm up laps when one car had to be pulled out of a mud pool by a truck….

Now I ask myself would the race be any different in dry conditions? Will the drivers put up more of a show?  Must I rather convert to watching Grand Prix on the television…. Cars going round and round a track…

If I did not have my camera there I would have struggled to pass the time. At least I could practice a bit while the light was still good. Later I tried my hand in bad lights but all the shots came out very grainy and most of them blurred because I had to zoom to capture the cars…

I made up a few collages with the photo’s I took…

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/202 – October Rain

It is Mid October and still raining. The best of all there are snow on the mountains. Unfortunately I could not photograph it because of all the clouds.

I took my camera with when I went to pick up the boys at school this afternoon. It was raining the whole time. When I was in school many moons ago in October we were swimming and had a stunning tan already.

The sky is suppose to be blue


Raindrops on Windscreen


My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 13/52

On Route to Beaufort West, Karoo, South Africa

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” Goethe

Valley Of a thousand Hills, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” St. Thomas Aquinas

Kleinmond, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

Transkei, South Africa

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward

Black Cat, Avocca River Cabins, Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Truly grat friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget….” G. Randolf

Tortoise, Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa

“Motivation is when your drams put on work clothes!” Milton Berle

Sandbaai, East Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

” It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela