MONO’s new carbon composite wheel

Only a few months back I went to BAC (Briggs Automotive Company Ltd) to capture the life in the factory, this to follow on my work at Morgan Motor Company and fuel my photo-journalistic style and passion. You can see some of those images on my editorial website here. I was asked back this week to shoot BAC’s new Carbon Composite Option Wheel for the Mono. You can read their press release and more details here. In the middle of getting a few cars and staff ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend we were juggling a customers …

Leeds Porsche – Classics

Since shooting at Leeds Porsche Centre last year for Classic Car Mag  I’ve kept in touch and its now developed that we are starting to photograph their increasing Classic Porsche development of the business. Being one of three I think official Porsche UK center’s the increase of Classic Car restorations, servicing, sourcing and selling is exciting to see. The first car I was asked to shoot was a GT2… so the range of ‘classics’ is fairly wide! Within the showroom near the workshop there’s an area that has a low ceiling and is almost blank on 3 sides. So we …

Got to be seen to be believed…

This was the 2nd LRO (landrover Owner International) magazine shoot in as many days within less than a mile from each other. Not only that but less than 30mins from me…. happy days. This one certainly ticks the box for “really!”, “That’s mental!”…. you can add your own as well. All I was told was that it was a landrover on tracks… didn’t surprise me to hear that but to see it, you’d expect Fred Dibner behind the wheel stoking up the steam engine in order to reach its full top speed. After saying that a steam engine would probably …

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 …

BACMono “One of a kind”

I had the pleasure recently of visiting the BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) factory again and this time had the chance to create one of my Car Portraits. These I shoot for car collectors and anyone else that would like something different and bespoke on their garage, office or man cave wall. A combination of a technique that just captures the flash and not the ambient light, certain strip lighting and a keen eye to try and capture the contours of the car. I finish up with about 40 images. From these I combine certain areas from each image to produce …

Bentayga – Auto-Illustrierte gets a closer look…

Early on in 2016 I had another visit to the Bentley factory in Crewe. Over these last few years every time I’ve visited there’s been development to the site for one thing or another…. this visit was no exception. Since the launch of the Bentayga last year and other developments like all W12 engines are assembled in Crewe for the VW group, buildings have expanded and new ones on the up. This commission was to capture images for an article for the Swiss based automotive magazine Auto-Illustrierte who had direct access to the Bentayga production line and a few key …

Mdina Grand Prix… The last great street grand prix …

Where better to spend a long weekend in October to escape the Yorkshire weather…. Malta, don’t mind if I do. The destination in the Mediterranean for one of the last remaining truly classic street races left, the Mdina Grand Prix. Traveling out there with Sam (News Editor – Classic Cars Magazine) who also was one of the drivers of the Ex-works TR2 alongside owner Neil of Fender-Broad classic cars. The long weekend is comprised of a Hillclimb event, the concours d’Elegance and finishing off with the remaining two days of qualifying and the final races. Being over 4 days you …

From crash testing to 800bhp

Knowing I had an epic restoration shoot I set off with the type of images / ideas and kit I needed. Not knowing what car the subject was I was in for a shock. Once I eventually found the right building as I drove past it as there was no signage, or give away clues to it being anything to do with the automotive world. I was told that it had some special cars… The first glimpse of anything out of the ordinary was two silver front nose’s of a couple of XJ220’s. Seeing one is always a good sight …

Want one! ……the ultimate 101

Shot this for Land Rover Owner International last October I think back in the North East… I’m still lost for words when writing this to express what I felt when I first saw this 101. Didn’t know much about the 101 until this shoot, but remember seeing them in their native MOD format when growing up. This started out and was deployed in various conflicts for the Army as an ambulance. I think just the size of it, quality of engineering, attention to detail etc etc… so much to look at, so much thought went into it… you could just …

No ‘Mini’ Shoot…Practical Classics Cover Shoot

This was the 2nd day back in the North East of shooting a few automotive articles. The sky was clear, the sun was bright, the wind was just a gentle breeze… this was a great shoot. Already marked as a strong contender for a cover we just needed to pick out the locations for the tracking images to make the most of the weather and car. The cover shot was taken along with other static filler shots near to Souter Lighthouse. We had about 100 yds to geta few frames fired off per pass to get the front shot in …