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Targa, pies and a bike show

We had an interesting and busy day today, and relaxing. Yes, all that and it was relaxing.
First up we went to check out the Woodbridge stage of Targa, as we do every year. I took one picture, of the cute little Fiat.
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Hubby and I then left the kids to their own devices and we took off on the bike and headed to Huonville. We stopped at the market for lunch – from my favourite pie people. Hubby had the lamb and I chose their pumpkin ravioli with pumpkin, spinach and feta. Beautiful.
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We got lots of questions on whether we were headed to the car and bike show. We weren’t but as it was only 20 mins away decided to check it out.
Thew were lots of muscle cars, a few newer ones and a small but nice collection of bikes. And the weather was Hot!
I like a nice old Jag.
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An original Sandman, aka a shaggin wagon.
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And there’s something about the big old Cadillac I can’t resist.
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A nice ride back, this time through a lovely windy stretch that was closed earlier.

Tomorrow the week begins again, and school starts here on Wednesday for the year.
Happy Sunday 🙂

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Rev heads paradise

It’s that time of year again.
Targa. (See last years post here)
We packed up the kids (+1 extra) and dog, (lordy I love him, he was so well behaved, sitting quietly and not phased at all by the cars) taking two cars to Woodbridge to see the start of the today’s time trials over Woodbridge Hill. Thankfully they started on time this year and we were out by 11.
I may love my muscle cars, but a Lamborghini never fails to impress.
I had moved to get a better perspective of the cars and got talking to an old dude. He commented on how big my camera battery was and we ended up discussing the pros and cons of the whole digital thing. It makes us lazy to an extent. We take less care with each picture as we can just delete what we don’t like, if you have a film you pay more attention to what you are doing as there are only so many pictures you can take. I told him I usually delete up to half the pictures I take for one reason or another (chopped off heads/scenery, missed the action, out of focus…..).
I took 85 photos, of which 24 were no good and deleted.
There are now 61 left, which includes one or two family shots. Which leaves me with decisions on which 10 or so to show you. Snap happy and wasteful maybe, the benefits of digital may have made me lazy, but I find I am more inclined to try new things, and play around if I know I can just delete the bad ones.

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And just for fun…

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(As I finish this post Mr 16 is letting out his inner rev head on the xbox… coincidence, I think not)

Have a racing good day 🙂
Jennifer

I love a V8!

Yeah, I’m hiding a rev head inside me.  I’m usually pretty good at keeping her in check but when Targa comes around she just begs to be let loose…. the sound of good V8 gets her going.  Add that to a muscle car and she’s in heaven.  Car shows are ok, but get boring. really, looking at engines just does nothing for me.  But watch them go round in circles, or with Targa, literally race around the country side, is much better.

Targa Tasmania is a road race around Tasmania that happens every year with cars ranging from those built in 1900 to the modern 2011/new year cars.  Classes include Tour, Vintage Rallye, Rookie Rallye,  Regularity, Classic, Classic Legends and Modern.

Classic Legends are the age group of where my tastes lie.  Sure the Porsche’s, Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s are pretty cool to look at, but a thumping V8 under the hood of a classic ‘muscle car’ is what I like.  Think Eric Bana in Love the Beast. In this movie Eric also participated in Targa (sorry for the spoiler there).
Ford GT Coupe. Pure Muscle.

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The Subaru’s and Mitsubishi’s are pretty common here as well.

At Woodbridge, the first ‘village’ to our north, this morning was the running of a time run so we spent a few hours by the side of the road watching the cars line up and then take off.

I like taking pictures but my camera is more an ‘auto’ digital than a  full manual DSLR  so getting shots to come out just the way I want is not so easy.  I can’t completely override the computer inside.  Oh well, between hubby and I we took a few ok pics, but I was disappointed there were only two cars from this era.

waiting, waiting....

a small crowd watching the action

Niiice!

more mini muscle

yeah, don't think the family car is gonna cut it.... shhh, don't tell hubby I said that.

Keep smiling and be safe on the roads 🙂

Jennifer