A few months ago I photographed the VSCCA races at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. I had with me one of my Leica IIIcs with the Summitar mounted. Though I shot primarily in B&W, it was the first time I’d used that setup with color film, in this case Portra 160. It was a test of sorts, so I only shot one roll, but it’s a very interesting combination – I was quite pleased with the look.
These are fairly unique shots, in that Lime Rock was in the midst of a massive construction project which left the paddock areas temporarily unpaved. The idea of these vintage race cars rumbling across dirt and gravel added a little more atmosphere to these shots, all taken in and around the paddock near the track entrance.
I’ll post a few of the monochrome shots (and maybe an on-track photo or two), from both the Leica and my Canon L1, shortly.