Friday 14 July 2023

Rally - Decisions, decisions

Too many pics, too few pages … The text for the 1980-1989 book is now with the proof readers but the process of selecting photographs is not getting any easier. If you start off with over 8,500 photos it is relatively easy to exclude those which are not sharp or badly exposed. Then you weed out the less interesting subjects or the ones which are poorly composed. Obviously there are multiple images of certain crews so the best of these have to be retained.

What were once thousands have been reduced to hundreds and yet the task just keeps getting more difficult. The ‘final’ selection is down to just over 200 but that’s still far too many for the number of pages – even when the page count is increased by 20!

So here’s a few more pics which haven’t made the final, final selection.

As for the previous pics, in case you hadn’t recognised them, that was Allan McCleary in his Davrian on the 1986 Snowman, Andrew Wood in the ‘Andrews’ Opel Manta on the 1986 Granite City, Barbara Armstrong all crossed up in the Peugeot 309 on the Baldoon Stages in 1989 and of course, Donald Heggie in the Ford Escort G3 on the 1983 Snowman … but fear ye not, there are other pics of them which will be in the book!

Folk are also wondering how they will be able to get copies of the book when printed. Details will be released nearer the time although the plan is to sell them in person at rallies and autojumbles/classic car meets as well as being available to purchase online - probably Ebay.

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