The Precision Triptych

The Precision Triptych

So this car, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25, was being tuned so that it could make the run up to the top of the Schauinsland – the same mountain that my last post was from.

These two mechanics worked for quite a while getting the car in precise working order. Everything about what they were doing was meticulous and even the bespoke, crafted toolbox looks shows the attention to detail that goes into maintaining this seventy year old race car. It can be that having this job can be as boring as any other job can be but, somehow, I doubt it. As a side note, the mechanic with the traditional hat absolutely looks the part of a Formula One race car mechanic from the 1930’s. You can get a better view of him in this photo I posted back in 2011.

Is this car one of the ones in this old photo from Monaco? I don't know and I kind of doubt it. I mean, what are the odds? Also, the cars from the Monaco photo have numbers two, four, and six painted on them. That's not to say they couldn't have changed the numbers at some point, but probably not. The number from the car in my image is 244. Well, it's nice enough for me to think that it could be.

Silver Arrows at Monaco

I'm just going to take a moment to remember the fact that I've actually driven on the track at Monaco. Well, ridden is more accurate. On a moped. OK, it's not a Silver Arrow or anything but still, it's the Formula 1 track at Monaco and I did a lap.

Because of some scheduling issue, there was no Schauinsland Klassik last year and I'm really hoping that it will return this year. Watching and listening to these classics really brings out the kid in me.

And getting photos of it all is like the cherry on the cake.

My other photographs of the Schauinsland Klassik can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 50.0 mm f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-07-31 14:30:23
Posted: 2013-03-14 | 20:55





The Precision Triptych

The Precision Triptych

So this car, the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W25, was being tuned so that it could make the run up to the top of the Schauinsland – the same mountain that my last post was from.

These two mechanics worked for quite a while getting the car in precise working order. Everything about what they were doing was meticulous and even the bespoke, crafted toolbox looks shows the attention to detail that goes into maintaining this seventy year old race car. It can be that having this job can be as boring as any other job can be but, somehow, I doubt it. As a side note, the mechanic with the traditional hat absolutely looks the part of a Formula One race car mechanic from the 1930’s. You can get a better view of him in this photo I posted back in 2011.

Is this car one of the ones in this old photo from Monaco? I don't know and I kind of doubt it. I mean, what are the odds? Also, the cars from the Monaco photo have numbers two, four, and six painted on them. That's not to say they couldn't have changed the numbers at some point, but probably not. The number from the car in my image is 244. Well, it's nice enough for me to think that it could be.

Silver Arrows at Monaco

I'm just going to take a moment to remember the fact that I've actually driven on the track at Monaco. Well, ridden is more accurate. On a moped. OK, it's not a Silver Arrow or anything but still, it's the Formula 1 track at Monaco and I did a lap.

Because of some scheduling issue, there was no Schauinsland Klassik last year and I'm really hoping that it will return this year. Watching and listening to these classics really brings out the kid in me.

And getting photos of it all is like the cherry on the cake.

My other photographs of the Schauinsland Klassik can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 50.0 mm f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2011-07-31 14:30:23
Posted: 2013-03-14 | 20:55


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