#iamthespeedhunter: Historics At Dijon-prenois

Arriving at the Dijon-Prenois circuit, I knew what I wanted to make photographs of however I was completely unfamiliar with the circuit aside from watching a clip of Gilles Villeneuve battle Rene Arnoux in 1979. Asked by the organiser to capture the atmosphere of the Trophées Historiques de Bourgogne, I weaved my way through the paddock with a 50mm prime lens, soaking it up over the weekend. The enthusiasm and warmth of the historic motor racing community is unmatched, and I’d like to thank Louis Quiniou of PM Organisation for granting such generous access to the event.

The assembly area before a race is a great place to make portraits, I like to walk between all the cars first before returning to particular drivers.

I showed the race official some images to make up for my basic French and was able to shoot from the flag stand at the finish.

This driver was pacing the pitlane and I waited a few minutes before he began gesturing frantically.

Each time I made my way around the paddock, I’d find this competitor sleeping. Using the liveview function of my camera, the mirror didn’t slap back down, allowing me to make the photograph quietly.

This GT40 was experiencing mechanical troubles all weekend but that didn’t stop people admiring it. The limited colour palette and posture of the spectator make this a striking image.

I like to use prime lenses, as they bring a consistency to your perspective of the world. With a standard lens, you can bring the viewer into your position and say this is what historic racing is.

This Corvette had a fantastic exhaust note and the wheel arches of a Group 5 BMW E21 find themselves in the foreground.

The expansive gravel traps and electric pylons bathing in the evening light evoke the Dijon-Prenois circuit I imagined.

This Renault Alpine danced through the curves to keep up with the more powerful cars, which would pull away on the straights again.

Putting things in the way of the car can add interest to panning shots, here I used an armco barrier since there’s not many trees on the infield to shoot through.

Felix Page



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Too short, but very cool. I really like the picture of the GT40 with the man admiring it. I'd love to have it as a desktop?


@FunctionFirst That GT40 shot is super-cool.


Some nice shots man, like the one through the armco...


nice coverage bro.


Ho ho ho, Speedhunting in France?
I hope my country would love Speed as much as me... Thanks for the covering, hope I could meet you one day!