If Bowler made a Series 1….

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If Bowler made a Series 1….

This shoot was for LRO and it seems I’ve shot quite a number of Land Rovers recently. All of them being of some uniqueness and this one was no different. A series 1 that went a lot deeper than skin deep… Bowler Motorsport are the creators of this unique Series 1.

The same people that created the Wildcat that turned Richard Hammond into a ‘Driving god’…(video here) have created a gem.

 

Before I write just a few things about the car specifically…. the location was pretty good as well. A test track of about 1mile around a lake that was private : ) …..  open the gate, close the gate and then go and play…. This made tracking a whole lot easier and ‘cleaner’.

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This for all intent and purposes looks like a Series 1… but its what lies underneath the skin that makes this interesting… Basically you’ll have to get the current issues of LRO and have a read of it as I’m not that mechanically minded.

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But what I do know it has a Jag 3 Ltr V6 and just sounded well good. Not a savage in your face like say the wildcat but a reassuring burble.

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While I was shooting the driving shots (above) I was in the back on the benches and whenever we set off or accelerated I had to grab onto the cage before I slid to the back door… this thing had some torque.

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The interior was really sympathetic to series 1’s, clean and well finished.

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These vents above were the air con for the cabin.

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Vented disk brakes, suspension upgrade and chassis. Like I said I’m no mechanic but alot of mechanical thinking and engineering went into this to make it look like a Series 1 but that you could easily drive daily.

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The final image for the opener.

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The whole shoot was made all the more easier due to the location and the ability to grab the shots needed with relative ease.

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A good day out, great location, the sun kept coming in and out which proved a little annoying at times but that’s life! … still beats working for a living.

Jona