6 Daily Drives – Modern Classics Mag Test

This blog a little late to the table…. but here it is anyway. Cover shoot for January 2018 for Modern Classics Mag. 6 cars tested as ‘Daily Drives’ from various decades which is always interesting to see and shoot. The cover shot (at the same location as the rest of multi-car shoots)… Supplied a few cornering shots and the mag have done a good job in ‘creating’ the front cover… Just as I was getting the images ready for this blog just seen another shoot of mine in the mag…. the Rouse Sierra Cosworth. Maybe that’ll be my next task! …

Ultimate Golfs – Modern Classics

Shot back in July the day after the TVR shoot (not yet blogged) for Modern Classics. 3 Golfs and for a cover shoot at Bicester Heritage centre. A really good location especially for statics with old hangers and out-buildings with plenty of character.  Got there early and we already had the VR6 owner with us so I went off to find a location within the grounds to start shooting the individuals until the other 2 golfs turned up. The image above was a giant hanger door which was going to have the sunlight that side of it for the duration …

Clever Money Cars – Modern Classics

A fairly local job for me in this months issue of Modern Classics. The shoot location based in Harrogate and near Bolton Abbey on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The day was damp but we got our head down and cracked on with some details and in the bag while the interview started. A few detail shots that never made the final edit… Like all the images I post on my blog I use the full frame so you can see whats been supplied to the mags and how they’ve used them. These first details were shot at a …

Clever Money Cars – 944

Shot some time back on a blue sky, sunny warm day for Modern Classics. On the rare occasion that theresd only you and the journalist… no third driver to make the tracking shots easier. Anyway it was ‘clamp’ time to rig my car and shoot while driving. A decent road was nearby the garage which made it a decent day as well. As I wrote before in the skyline blog and many others, you align the camera as best as you can before a run and then you need to keep checking after a short run that theres a decent …

Ultimate Skylines

Another shoot for Modern Classics Mag. Since shooting the first cover for this mag almost 17 months ago its been a pleasure to see the mag grow in interest from a bi-monthly publication to now this year every month. Also I’ve mentioned before its my era, growing up with a passion for cars and this was the period I indulged myself watching Top Gear, reading Auto Express and other titles. This was my first visit to Rockingham and as I arrived first I made my way to the paddocks whilst being bathed in the morning sun. It was looking to …

Evo v Impreza

Shot this end of last year and to say it was wet would be an understatement….. Damp, cold, misty all the elements you need for a shoot 😉 This was the first time that I’d be on a shoot with another photographer. Needing statics of each car and then tracking shots on top it was a good call and we needed every bit of time to get through them all. Stuart concentrated on the stills and I was tasked with the tracking / motion shots.   As far as I remember we got the big group shot done and a …

x5 £1k cars – One Track – Modern Classics

Febs Cover for Modern Classics shot back in Oct / Nov time if I remember … A showdown for 5 cars you can get for around £1k. Its really good shooting on a track as you have complete control and don’t have to worry about other cars. Blyton was the place, great smooth surface but its very flat and so has a limit on the variety of images and angles you can achieve. As with these shoots you try and plan the day out so the owners can leave as soon as possible… So this shoot I think we got …

Mirage Countach

There are kit cars and then there are kit cars… Another shoot for Modern Classics which by the way has gone monthly now…. of a classic. Well there will be people out there who won’t give this one the time of day due to it being a kit / replica. I’ll leave that one for you to take on-board. What you can say is that this is a really, ……. really good kit car. It doesn’t give you any impression that its been thrown together in a shed and held together with cable ties!!! Its a head turner. This was …

Group A Heroes Reunited

The threat of rain, unfamiliar roads, three cars… all in all a typical line up! For this Modern Classics shoot the main point for me was to get a cover shot in the bag early doors. Knowing this was a potential cover entry it just adds a little to the day, which is good 🙂 In the North Yorkshire Moors we met in Thirsk and then headed off to a pre-determind road. A few turns through the village before the open roads through the heights of the moors we hit the signs… ‘Road Closed’ … good start to the day. …

Modern Classic – M3

This was a quick shoot of the ‘quick’ type…. The deadline for the images was the day after the shoot. The location was Cambridgeshire. We had a car but no location. We sat in the car after the first location idea was a no go, as expected but as they say at home ‘Shy Bairns Get Nowt!’… As ever for my work Goggle earth comes in a treat. Looking in the area for a car-park, urban industrial site. We made a call to a car park but cut a long story short….. ‘No’. The next location and one we ended …