Actually, on the cameraman bit, I just did a conversion (forgot to write it down, but around 230mph for us Yanks, and those Brits use it too, right?). Looked up some stats on Indy racing, and that’s about what it takes to qualify for pole position (I guess it’s the average speed for one lap, but I’m not quite certain of the rules). And professional and high-end amateur dragsters do better within a quarter mile. Had an old roomate with a solid 9-second car, first-year Hemi Cuda, they stripped it, burnt it, and sandblasted it to reduce weight, then rebuilt it, the floorboard for instance is really thin tin… you can see dents on the inside from rocks coming off the tires… All but the #1 cylinder bored out, apparently they only check the #1 to make sure it’s a stock engine… 4-stage nitrous… Hehe… I got to ride in it once, but it only has one seat, so I had to sit on the nitrous bottle and wrap my arms around the cage… sweet ride… they hit 201mph once in a quarter Also had a friend when I was in Hawaii who was on the pit crew of the fastest car in Hawaii… still amateur, they ran alcohol, the weekend I went out they didn’t do too well… they were hoping to get under 7.0, but only got down around 7.15. I don’t recall the top speed… I think they hit 300mph by the end of the quarter. That is some serious racing… it takes just about an hour between runs… they rebuild the engine each time, lol. I think they sold it though… it was a big money pit since there were rarely any money competitions, and when there were the purses were like $1000usd or so. Anyhow… just to show that cameramen are traking vehicles that fast today, hehe.
Beutiful pic though… but why doesn’t it list #1 in the rankings? Or has it just scrolled off? I know the leader is in the shot, with all the stats, but the leader wouldn’t always be the one on-screen.