Our busy month of October continued, straight after World Time Attack Challenge, we headed directly to the Gold Coast for the Supercars Gold Coast 600, the final round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
The Gold Coast 600 was another busy event for us, with not only the Pirtek Enduro Cup being decided on the streets of Surfers Paradise, but both Formula 4 and Porsche Carrera Cup wrapping up their seasons as well.
We also had a good collection of customers competing in the penultimate round of the V8 Utes. Enough work, between our customers and our editorial commitments, to keep us running around all weekend. Especially with the support paddock and media center at opposite ends of the circuit.
The weather also did its part to keep things interesting. Saturday’s constant rainfall made for extremely tricky conditions for not only the drivers, but for the photographers as well. Keeping our gear dry, even with the proper wet weather gear, proved very challenging. Then just like that, on Sunday, the sun appeared and the Gold Coast presented us with the hot on track action that we expect each and every year.
Surfers Paradise makes for a great event, even though there are the usual challenges and restrictions in photographing a street circuit, there are some really fantastic photo opportunities as well. The cars bouncing over the beach chicane is probably the one shot the venue is most famous for. However, also being able to capture cars with the beach beside the track with spectators watching on from their balconies. There isn’t anywhere else on the Supercars schedule that offers those same opportunities.
Here’s a small collection of some of our favourite photos from the Gold Coast 600. We also posted some of our favourites from the support categories over on our Facebook Page if you’d like to check those out as well.