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August 13, 2006

A1GP Manchester Demonstration

I took a trip into Manchester with my Dad this afternoon to see the A1GP series (a kind of rival series to Formula 1) do their demonstation parade around Manchester City Centre. Despie being an avid follower of Formula 1, I've never seen (or heard!) any of these cars in 'real–life' before, and especially not stood 5 feet away from them!

Anyway, 6 counties (they have countries instead of manufacturers) displayed their cars around the street circuit. We were positioned on one of the slower parts of the circuit, at St. Mary's Gate, outside M&S, but some cars were still nailing it past! The highlight was the Irish car which did a practice start right next to us! These are the photos I took on my phone:

British A1GP car

The British Car

Chinese A1GP Car
The Chinese Car

Lebanese A1GP Car
The Lebanese car

Australian A1GP Car
The Australian car (which you could probably have guessed from its sponsorship!)

And, as an added bonus, I also did a video of three of the cars passing, which can be found here.


All in all, it was pretty ace!

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