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Rare Le Mans pace-car in Barrhaven

Who would have thought waiting to pick up my son from school would have turned up this rare car? It was a pace car at Le Mans.

There are drivers’ signatures under the hood…

…and special engraving in the wheels to match the paint job…

…those are six-piston brakes that only just fit inside the wheels.

All the rear lights also have superbright flashers in them and the owner demonstrated them but unfortunately they didn’t come out in the photos – I didn’t have a tripod handy to take a long exposure.


© Mike Ellison.


Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers at The Gorge 2010-06-27

Had a great day out with the Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers on the 27th June for their trip up The Gorge near Burnstown. Chris Packham kindly invited us along for a ride in his Jeep. I wasn’t a very well-behaved guest because I spent more time walking with my camera than riding in his Jeep – I hope he wasn’t offended. There was a good selection of cars – Jeep TJs, JKs, and a YJ, a Ford Explorer, a Suzuki Samurai, and a Toyota Landcruiser. It was impressive the way that the little Suzuki kept up with the Jeeps. I always liked the Samurai.

I must point out that these guys were very sensible and safety conscious – it’s only my photography that makes it look like they were charging around the bush!