Luxury Off-Roading

Clear blue skies, the promise of a warm day, 8 Benteyga’s and 2 Mulsanne’s parked outside the Grosvenor Hotel Chester, this was lining up to be a good day. Up to 30 VIP guests were in for a Benteyga experience. I’d experience the Benteyga on a previous visit so I was pleased to be placed in a Mulsanne… I’ve had worse ‘taxi’s’ which got me about on a job. The first port of call was at a local disused quarry near Chester for the guests to put the Benteyga through its paces and see that this is indeed just as …

Quick visit to Silverstone F1 2015

Another motor event to go along with Spa Classic, Nurburg24, LeMans and soon to be Silverstone Classic for the same client. Again were not mainly concentrating on documenting the race itself but the event and experience you can have. Capturing a few of the hospitality suites and general atmosphere was the target for the day. Here’s just a few images to give you a flavor… Suite at Woodcote with its own standing area overlooking the National Pit Straight and pit lane. An event to enjoy the whole weekend and take in the sights and sounds of F1, GPseries, Porsche GT3 …

WEC 2015 – Silverstone

A repeated trip this weekend just gone for the 6 hours of Silverstone and WEC. Only went for the Saturday to soak in the atmosphere, see practice and race laps for F3, ELMS & WEC. My choice of car has not changed since last year, the Aston Martins still have the best sounding car and even just hearing them whilst walking to the grandstand put a smile on my face… A decent run down to Silverstone from Yorkshire with my good friend Andy (fellow Makem….) and the weather came good with the arrival of the sun but still as ever …

London Classic Car Show 2015

Mixed thoughts were about from the auto world with the launch of the London Classic Car Show @ Excel. I was there with the Luxury Rallies company to whom I’m the official photographer. With two rallies planned this year, a trip to Spa and also the Riviera Rally. A 7 day luxury holiday taking in some of the best roads in Europe and hotels to mix both scenery, relaxation and great company. Back to the show…. The show was from the outset going to be the top sellers and grades of car…and it didn’t fail to deliver. At the center …

Jensen FF Unveil @ the NEC Classic Motor show…

Saturday just gone saw me at the Classic Motor show at the NEC. A car enthusiast I met on the Venetian Rally 2014 has commissioned a Jensen FF rebuilt / restoration which was unveiled at the show on Saturday. He asked me to document the occasion and the people involved. Bavarez are the people who are responsible the restoration of this FF. A strap line for them and indeed this restoration is ‘Upsetting Owners Clubs One at a Time’… This is a one off build and attracted a crowd even with a black cloth over it… There were a few …

A few familliar faces @ the NEC Classic Motor Show

Whilst being at the NEC on Saturday for the Jensen FF unveil I had the chance of wandering around to take in the sites and sounds… There were one or two familiar faces out there…   Mike Brewer & Ed China from Wheeler Dealers… and yes I thought I was a good height at 6’3″… Ed C must be about 6’6″! and the one and only Sterling Moss… Well I’ll be sure to post more images now and then from my various travels… Jona

WEC @ Silverstone

Silverstone held the WEC over the weekend just gone. I’ve got to admit I’m not that clued up on all the different classes that compete in the World Endurance Champoinship but I like the atmosphere and ‘goings on’ behind the scenes. The weather was on the chilly side but dry…which was a good start. We had a walked past ‘The Loop’ and took a few of the cars that were already out on the track before heading to the main area just behind the International Pit Straight. For me all the engines sounded similar until the Aston Martins came around. …

Autosport International – A few bits…

Sat 11th Jan found myself traveling early doors with a good friend down to the NEC. Not knowing what to expect as this was the first time at Autosport Int. Show. After taking in the live event and having a laugh at the smart cars we headed off to what seemed like hall after hall of automotive life. The best hospitality area IMO went to Caterham with its typically English feel 🙂 Also on their stand is the best looking concept car I’ve seen for a while. The Aero Seven certainly grabs the attention but as ever I was looking …