Monkland Village Grand Prix Festival 2014

It is that time of the year again.  Grand Prix weekend is here once again.

To kick off the weekend, we went to the Monkland Village Grand Prix Festival 2014.  Well, it was more of a street festival for the local merchants then anything else.  Yes, there were a few cars to add to the “atmosphere”, but it was more about the local stores and restaurants bringing their wares out onto the street to sell.

Pink Porsche anyone?  Last year it was a Ferrari.  Don’t worry, they did not paint it pink.  They use big decals to cover each body panel.  They did a pretty good job, except for a wrinkle near the hood, which gave it away.

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Tea & crumpets in the East garden Mumsy?  Afterwards, we will motor in our Allard JX2 MKII.  Quite so.

I thought these were kit cars, but they are actually built in the North East USA and shipped world wide.  Only 100 are made each year; after all, as the company puts it, it’s a “…lifestyle product that is designed to satisfy the needs of sports car aficionados that seek rarity, distinctiveness and tradition.”

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You can check out their website here: http://www.allardj2x.com/index.php

If you have to ask how much they are, you probably can’t afford them.

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Used some fill flash for this shot.  You can see all the way back to the pedals.

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They come in green to!

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Not the most exciting motor vehicle, but here is the CBC news truck.  You can see Andrew, Debra and Frank on the side.

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Not sure who this reporter is.

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A Lotus

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Forget the Toyota Corolla hun, let’s get this Lambo!  Hey, it’s red.

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Photographing cars is somewhat of a challenge.  There are so many angles to shoot from.  Though, i am learning that aside from (trying) getting the whole car in the frame, it’s good to concentrate on certain features of the car, up close.

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I would not want to know how much it costs for this guy to have a break job done on the car.

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You can’t have a party without a DJ!  The Monkland Village Grand Prix Festival 2014 seems to have been a success.

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All photos taken with the X10.

Thanks for looking

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