Maybe it was the atmosphere at the Revival, or just the realisation of how much I take my 7D for granted, but me and my wing man Rog decided to have an old school shoot out: 24 shots, no deletes and all straight out of the camera, just like the good old days. I very rarely shoot in B&W and worse still never use an SLR (despite having a few and some films gathering dust in the loft). For shame. It’s amazing how knowing you only have a limited number shots focusses the mind and really gets you thinking about every aspect of what you’re pointing your lens at. Here’s a few of mine, the winner is still up for debate…
Money can’t buy you taste, but those with money and taste go to Goodwood Revival. How do I even begin to put this event into words…breathtaking? Not really cutting it. Everything apart from the cars was amazing: the clothes, the people, the details, the shows, the signs, the venue, the food, the aircraft and the atmosphere. The cars however, were mind-blowing and the racing was the best I’d ever seen (including, but not limited to the WRC and F1). I wanted that weekend to be the rest of my life. I wish it was 1964. I wish ever day was filled with Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches and touring car races won with grit and fearlessness, rather than billion pound aerodynamic tweaks.
Here’s round one of my pics, drink ‘em in, because however good you think it was from seeing these…it was better.
Right, time for some catch-back: For me Retro Show is one of the big 3 shows of the summer and with dry weather on the cards, it didn’t disappoint. The Herald got its first (dry) public outing on the Retro Cars stand and was lording it up with celebrity motors like Jay Mac’s ZERO lip MK2; that’s how we roll! Good to meet some of you on the day and good to finally get out in the car!
Here’s some B-roll to keep you going…check out Retro Cars mag for the full story.
Ahh car shows: Roadtrips, friends, camping, beers and BBQ and in this country…rain. Pretty standard stuff and a couple of weeks back we hit the first big one of our Summer (well, Spring): Castle Retro Show. In its second year now it’s gotten even bigger, which is a very good thing. Held in the grounds of Caldicot Castle it’s the perfect spot for a get together with old friends from Uni (in Swansea) and the old regulars still in the Midlands. Here’s a few snaps of how it played out…
I even won a trophy for having one of the “top 10″ cars with the E28…bit of a suprise as there were some really cool cars there and the Beemer is just my daily!
Honorable mentions needs to go to Ryan for making in his MK1: The car was still in bits in the week up to the show but made it with fresh paint and new wheels: Nice one dude!
I’ve done it. I’ve put Concorde up for sale. Concorde? Well, yeah, because an E30 in this condition is a borderline one-off; well certainly on my budget anyway. Why have I done it? I’m still not sure. I guess it’s a mixture of the constant worry of running a car this clean and possibly, now I have the Herald for general retro play, I want something a bit more mundane for the daily grind… No, I’m not convinced either and will probably end up with something less suitable if it goes through.
I took some pics to make me feel better though. This has only helped to talk me out of it.