In my post on the 1977 Pikes Peak Hillclimb I did all of my shooting at the two left-hand turns that make up Devil’s Playground. This location is a favorite for press photographers as many of the stock cars once hung their tail ends out over what appears to be a bottomless abyss. To get my more dramatic shots of the first turn, I had to position myself off the road just beyond the apex of the turn. Had any of the drivers done what Jeremy Foley did this past Saturday (Aug 11) I wouldn’t be around to tell my car stories today. Check out this slo-mo YouTube clip of Foley’s wild ride:
Yes, he survived his wild tumble.
Whoever built his roll cage sure can weld
Dine Oh Mite. One of the times a person can be happy to just be a spectator.
Wow. That was one well-built car.
It’s OK to be in the wrong place, so long as it is not at the wrong time. The problem is trying to figure out just when the wrong time is, exactly.
No, the real problem is not being an idiot. I’ve had problems with this all my life.