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Photo CD Review: 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

Submitted by on February 2, 2010

Bill Wagenblatt, who publishes the always excellent Track Thoughts just sent me this amazing photo CD from the 2009 Monterey Historics. To be honest I was just expecting a CD with a whole load of hi-res images on it, but not so!

Bill has put together a magnificent and comprehensive photographic record of the event.

The 2009 Monterey Historic Races featured Porsche in its 36th annual event. Nearly one third of the 450 race entries were Porsche’s. The Porsche Factory exhibit included cars from its Stuttgart museum. Porsche Motorsports North America displayed engines from the company’s supported categories. Rolex displayed its annual “Moments in Time” exhibit showcased Porsche milestone events including the 1969 Le Mans 24 hour race.

When you insert the CD it runs a program that make it simple to navigate all the sections, in a visual way. You are only ever one click away from finding the photo you want.

The publication includes 2800 full screen (1004×678) images, including paddock, on track action of the fifteen race groups, and the Porsche themed exhibits. Also included are retrospectives of the 1982 and 1998 Monterey Races which also featured the Porsche Marque.

The photography is stunning and the behind the scenes shots from the paddock and exhibition give you a great feel for the event, for those (like me), that have never been there.

The CD is available  from the Track Thoughts eBay store for US$34.95 plus shipping

Images: Trackthoughts.com

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