Test Mule and Production vehicle photos

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by HectorsGTI, May 10, 2005.


  1. HectorsGTI

    HectorsGTI New Member

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    I went out to Grattan Raceway today to test out a new lens for my camera that I bought specifically for the F1 race next month in Indy. I needed some high speed targets to test out the new lens. Grattan Raceway is about 15 minutes from my house and I visit and race there frequently. I called up the track and asked if there were any cars out on track today. They answered yes so I headed out. After snapping photos for about 5 minutes the guy driving the test mule pulls off the track and up to the guard rail where I was snapping photos. He asked who I was taking photos for. I said myself and asked if I could enter the track to take more photos from all the good corners. He said no. :D


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    I took about 500 photos of the mustangs and two GT's they were tweaking. I thought you guys might enjoy these photos.

    ..edited to include more photos
     
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    HectorsGTI New Member

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    duner Mr. Warmth

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    SWEET! Great pics.
     
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    Lucky. Nice pictures and thank you for sharing.
     
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    Big thanks. :nice:
     
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    Man ur lucky. I would love to see the GT 500 in person. Prototype or not. Great shots man. :nice:
     
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    great pics, what camera/lens was it?
     
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    I was using a Canon S1 IS. It's not a SLR so it requires a bit more practice to get the kind of shot you want. I'd love to get a Canon 20D but don't have the cash yet. The lens I was using was Canon's 1.6x telephoto. It gives the camera the equivalent of a 50 - 500mm f/3.1 lens. With the digital zoom it brings it up to a 1600mm f/3.1.
     
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    There're some pretty damn good pictures with that camera:nice: , it does have an Image Stabilser on it so it probably helped, but non the less top dollar. I was sure you where going to say digi SLR and 300mm lens or something.

    The 20D looks pretty cool, but unless you want to print A1 pictures or bigger a 2nd hand 10D and a good lens will perform just as well.
     
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    Mr_dcj2001 New Member

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    Did you get to see or hear the actual GT500 at all? I need to know more about this beauty!!!!!! Please help me. :hail2:
     
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    Ernad celibate sans pants

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    HEY! YOU! Is that Grattan as in Grattan near Belding, which is near Grand Rapids, MI?
     
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    Yes, Grattan Michigan. I went out there again today and they kicked me out :D
     
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    Some from today before they kicked me out. They didn't even offer me some hot laps or anything. [:D]

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    That's the same camera I use.

    Great shots :nice:
     
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    Great pictures !! Those have to be some of the coolest pics Ive ever since online..... well atleast the coolest without any nudity !!!
     
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    I couldn't agree anymore (and I was checking out RMCT earlier). :D

    The pics are awesome Hector, thank you for sharing!
     
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    Awesome photos, especially the yellow GT with it's front tire off the pavement! :nice: :hail2:
     
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    i would think that you could make some major $$$ with those photos!!!

    awesome work :D
     
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    what is the black center stack on the hood of the gt 500?
     
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