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Archive for March, 2013

10
Mar
13

Project Herald: All In The Details – Vintage Heuer

It was always the small details that were going to help deliver the “outlaw” or “cafe racer” image I wanted for the Herald and this is been one I’ve been waiting to do for a while; I just had to wait for the perfect watch to come along.  Unfortunately this missed the Retro Cars shoot due to a shipping delay, but here’s a few pics of my Heuer and the brushed alloy mounting plate I made up.

It had to be a Heuer simply due to the motorsport heritage and outlaw Porsche links.  It’s in perfect condition and fully working; ideal for timing those cross-city races and posing at Goodwood later in the year.

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10
Mar
13

Project W123: From Winter Detox to City Slickin’

I’ve had the Benz off the road for a couple of weeks to give it some major loving:  From fresh ball joints and servicing to a top to bottom clean-up and a new MOT, it’s had the works.  I’m pleased to say all the effort I’ve put in to keeping it clean over winter and all the waxoil I covered it in in the autumn has paid off; It’s literally not deteriorated one bit through the harsher months (though I did take it off the road when we had the really bad snow) and here’s the proof:

Based on my recent turn-over of daily drivers the Benz is a long-termer and I’ve got no plans of letting it go yet.  The only caveat to this one is my job has moved and gone (for the most part) is the 100 miles per day motorway commute and I now have 44 miles of country lanes….This means the KP and the Herald will be getting some use over the Summer, but does it also mean I can finally have something really old as my daily…4-gears…? Really?

10
Mar
13

Project Herald: Retro Cars Desktop Calendar – MARCH

OK, so if you’ve not seen this yet you’ve missed 9-days…but here’s a sneak-peak of the mag shoot and a desktop calendar for the month.

www.retrocarsmag.com/calendar2013/

10
Mar
13

Project Herald: Racer86 x Retro Cars Shoot

With the Herald finished in time for the annual Race Retro Show we’d hatched a plan to shoot the car in and around the site where it was held.  After an early start I arrived to shoot the show itself with the RC crew arriving stylishly afternoon-ish.  We busted out the pics outside an awesome looking  garage/ barn (think South London back-street garage in ’69) and made it back into the warm for a lap of the show and a big lunch: No messin’

The issue is out on the 14th March so keep your eyes peeled; it’s a special edition too, but I won’t give any more away for now…

http://www.retrocarsmag.com/

10
Mar
13

Racer86.com on Instagram: New Age Fun with a Vintage Feel

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