The ‘Grumbleweed’ restoration…

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The ‘Grumbleweed’ restoration…

Earlier this year I had an interesting shoot… Robin Colvill a petrol head & founding member of the ‘Grumbleweeds’. Having restored over 20 cars Robin has many hidden talents other than just his entertaining side…

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Shot for Practical Classic… this ‘Readers Resto’ featured Robin’s Ford Anglia Super. From his home garage, with this and other projects he takes on as much work as he can…from engine rebuilds, re-sprays through to stitching new interior carpets. As well as listening to his stories of the Anglias’ re-build, one or two impersonations and stories were woven into the conversation and the days antics!

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Once we got some of the opening shots done with Robin…including a few spray guns, guitar and welders helmet!… (we weren’t short of ideas or a willing owner to stand infront of the camera!) we moved onto a few interior and detail shots…

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Really loved this interior, simple clean and the American styling influence all packaged up into a ‘hamper basket’ size car!!!

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As with these shoots we look for a decent road we can do some tracking shots. Fairly straight road with good views into the distance so we can get back onto the right side of the road etc etc…

One image that never made the final article (Practical Classic 2014 Dec Issue) was a shot of Robin with a juke box (he repaired juke boxes as his first job and where he started the Grumbleweeds.) a picture of his best friend, the late Graham Walker and other elements of this restoration story.

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I’ll add the layouts to the ‘In Print’ section in the near future…

This one I’ll remember for a while!