Freak­ish pho­tos

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If the name Hugh Prim­rose doesn’t ring any bells, his stun­ning pho­to­graph from Bathurst 1970 of Tony Roberts’ XW Fal­con GT-HO Phase II fly­ing over the Armco back­wards most cer­tainly will.

Hugh was spec­tat­ing, cam­era in hand, be­tween Sky­line and The Esses late in the race when he re­acted in­stinc­tively to a screech of tyres and cap­tured the #67E Fal­con two me­tres off the ground as it sailed over the side the Moun­tain, ahead of it plung­ing into the gully be­low The Dip­per.

We were de­lighted to hear re­cently from Hugh, still a res­i­dent of the NSW Cen­tral West, in Lock­hart, af­ter his ‘Ko­dak mo­ment’ opened our story in AMC Roberts’ great es­cape.

He then sent us an­other cou­ple of photographs that, if not nearly as stun­ning as his 1970 ef­fort, still fall into the ‘freak­ish’ cat­e­gory.

Hugh, at Bathurst 1983, man­aged to in­di­vid­u­ally cap­ture the Al­lan Mof­fat/Yoshimi Kataya­madriven and Terry Shiel/Wally Storey Mazda RX7s at ex­actly the same point of the track. If you’re ini­tially un­der­whelmed by this coin­ci­dence, try repli­cat­ing this your­self, not­ing the place­ment of the re­flec­tions from the tyre wall rel­a­tive to the two white RX7s. Freaky!

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