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05
Nov
12

One Year: Speedhunters Volume One

I came home from a week away to a sizeable parcel…I’d not ordered anything…wasn’t expecting anything…and it was addressed from EA..?

Oh, yeah!  Without so much as a note or warning the Awesome Chaps at the big S-H had sent me out a little (BIG) parcel including a load of stickers, keyring and The Photo book of the year!

I’m guessing people with feature cars/ supported them at shows all got a copy!  It’s beautifully put together, full of stunning images and a nice way to spend a couple of hours with a coffee. I would say get a copy, but looking at the store I think they’ve all gone; make sure volume two is on your shopping list for next year though.

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29
May
11

Retro Cars x PVW X Compomotive Wheels

A couple of weeks back I headed over to Compomotive wheels with Si from Retro Cars and Elliot from PVW to shoot a feature.   I don’t usually post these things as they are going in the mag, but I thought I’d flash a bit of B-Roll because the place was AWESOME.  Make sure you check it out in Retro cars and PVW: British engineering alive and well!

Retro Cars

Performance VW

Compomotive Wheels

 

16
Jan
11

January: Garage BBQ Season

04
Sep
10

For Fashion?

Just sayin’

Cannock Chase today. I was pretty surprised I didn’t ghost it off the roof too…

seriously though, this blog does not need more pics of my car with shit on the roof.  I’ll stop now.  Probably.

11
Aug
10

Toyota KP30 – HD – Canon 7D – First Attempt

OK, it’s not great, but it’s my first quick play with the HD video on my 7D…My tripod skills need some work too.  Expect more vids soon (improvement in quality subject to me having time to practice some more…)!

09
Aug
10

Retro Rides Gathering <<< Celebrity Spotting

Monster shows like this are regularly attended by big-name scene celebrities; here’s a couple of exclusives I snapped:
Simon Jackson

Elliot Roberts

Ed the dog

Chris Pollitt

That kid who totalled his Escort.

Racer86.com: Like Heat magazine but on the internet and with cars n’ stuff.

04
Aug
10

Birthday Spanners!

Massive thanks to my family who all chipped in to deck out my garage with a new tool chest full of tools!   Time for a new project?

29
May
10

Retro Cars Track Evening – Brands Hatch 25-05-10

In between work and house moving chaos I took a day out to head down to Retro Cars HQ in Kent for a decent catch up, some office based shenanigans and a track day!

Magic Happening:

Firstly I have to own up on selling out; I took the Roadster…Maybe I’m getting soft but with a 4 hour each-way journey and an evening of track action I took the quieter comfy way out (if coilovers and a bucket seat is a comfy way out…)

The track day was organised by Motorsport Vision (massive thanks to Nick for the hook up!) and was held at Brands Hatch.  Now I’ve never even visited Brands before, let alone driven it so I was suitably brimmed with fear and excitement as I noise tested, signed on and bagged a pit garage!   Now the Roadster did qualify in the at least 20 years old “Retro” band, but compared to some of the entries I was pretty embarrassed.  The quality and mix of cars was insane!  I wish I had more time to run round with the camera but, well, I was having too much fun!

It was an open pit event so you could have as much fun as you and your car could take!  I did about four fifteen minute  sessions, taking Andy and Simon (as if you don’t know I mean Team Retro Cars) out for rides.  Disappointingly they were pretty unshakable, though I’m sure there was some twitching doing on as we hit Paddock Hill bend sideways!   Talking of the track…WHAT A TRACK!!!  Paddock Hill bend is amazing; like a roller coaster: off the pit straight, on the brakes, down to 3rd, hang it out, straighten up, power on through the compression at the bottom (the Roadster sump guard was catching the ground at the bottom shooting sparks out the back!), then it was back on the brakes for the hairpin!  The old girl did me proud, not only passing some more expensive/ better cars on track, but not missing a beat  over the whole weekend!

The track action only makes up about 2/3 of these events for me.  The atmosphere in the pits, the chance to chat to other drivers, check out the cars and catch up with the Sothern contingent gold plate the whole affair.

Massive thanks as always to Si and Andy from Retro Cars, Simon and David  from RSM for the pics and Motorsport Vision for the hook up!  Good to see you chaps and I can’t wait for the next hang out!

More pics can be found on the RSM FlickR Account.

Sideways @ Druids

Race car low

16
May
10

The Group 4 Sunbeam Lotus Chronicles: Cage Fighting

This project belongs to my good friend Rog.  Having been in his hands since he was at uni (where it spent most of its time lit up sideways through Swansea and surrounding area) it had seen better days and was making a serious bid to return to Mother Nature;  When I first saw it there was foot square holes in the floors…

Since then the shell has been stripped, acid dipped, welded together over an intensive week, painted, group 4 alloy arched and caged.  I headed over this weekend to give a hand painting the MSA spec cage that’s just been fitted.  I think you’ll agree, it looks pretty awesome!

Now don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another Lotus owners club rally replica or a show pony; it’s going to be a full-blown Berg Cup meets Lotus prototype development car road-going animal.  It will end up with a supercharger and it will kick your face right off.

But there’s still a long way to go yet…

16
May
10

Shooting Practice: Ducati 1098s

My mate Gav has just got himself a Ducati 1098s; now I’m not really into bikes and I don’t know really anything about them…but f*** me this thing’s a monster.  While the sun was shining and post a BBQ we headed out to get a few shots in the fading evening light.   It’s worth mentioning that Gav is a full-blown nutter and really knows how to peddle a bike, so this selection of pictures have been edited for Fed friendliness…

LEGEND.




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