Gallery: Simon Phillips and his Hasselblad visit Targa West


This gallery is something a little special. Something a little different from a photographic point of view. It is a gallery from an old friend of RacerViews – Simon Phillips.

Here he has shown us what you can do when you go a little out of the box – form him, the majority of photos come from a Hasselblad.

The shoot in question is the 15th Make Smoking History Targa West. Held over 4 days competitors will travel over 900km in total which includes almost 250km of flat out competition on 31 closed road Special Stages that each range in distance from Zig Zag’s 2.76km up to 16.59km at Maryville Downs.  The event is based in Perth and visits Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Northbridge, Toodyay, Chittering, Bullsbrook and Malaga prior to the spectacular grand finalé alonside Riverside Drive & Langley Park at the City of Perth Special Stage. –

The Danish Hasselblad company has always offered something a little different. First of all, there is a bigger sensor and a different way the camera autofocuses. It also has a (giant) screen to help the photographer ‘see’ the subject in a different way. For me – and from what you will see below is the way it captures colour – and the way the photographer can edit it. Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution. A different way to look up, process colours, gives it truer tones and together with the editing system, gives it a different look.

All that being said, if you don’t have a great photographer, it means nothing.  Make sure you look at Simon’s Instagram

For the record  Peter Rullo and James Marquet in a Porsche 996 Turbo took a comfortable win from Will White and Matt Thompson in their 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 in the Modern category. Finishing in third place was Mark Greenham and co-driver Stephanie Esterbauer also in an Evo 9.

In Classic, Mark Dobson and Nigel Jones in their 1975 Triumph TR7 V8 took the win over husband/wife combination of Simon Lingford and wife Susannah in their 1973 Datsun 240Z.

In Challenge, it was the Lotus Elice of Nick Mitic and co-driver Geoff Duckworth who won from John and Kevin Ellement in a 2012 Porsche 911.

The RacerViews info

Photos from Simon Phillips, August 2018

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