I got the chance to get back to some of my automotive work a few weeks ago. Attending my first meet in the UK as well as hitting the Silverstone Classic all in the same week! There are a lot of rides to cover so don't forget to click for full size!
Walking around a meet made me feel right at home again, really great to be back in the scene. Everyone at the meet was pretty down to earth and there were some absolutely top level rides for it being a Thursday meet outside of London. Something about everyone parking up and having a chat is always fun. Thanks again for the invite to the guys over at Cruise-Herts. Now lets talk about Ross's BMW because it is CLEAN, easily my favorite spot at the meet. I will be sure to try and line up a shoot!
Another car that blew me away was this beautifully bagged mini owned by Robyn! You don't see this in the UK! I also would find it hard to imagine that Dean's BMW could hide anywhere it goes. Working on shooting both of these as well!
Overall the biggest difference I noticed was the variation in rides at the meet compared to Okinawa! I mean look at all this!
I will however sadly admit that this just wet my whistle for my two days at Silverstone. The classic was insane and had everything you could ever want! What's not to love about a giant car meet for the most incredible cars while more incredible rides race the track all around you!
By far my favorite part of my two days at Silverstone was walking the pits. Drivers everywhere, guys working on the cars, crews waiting, engines roaring, it was an all enveloping experience. I was not as limited in my shooting ability without a press pass as I was trying to shoot cars on the track here and that really came as a big surprise. Still I will be aiming for the press pass next year for sure!
Just because it was called the classic did not mean that clubs were not out in full force! Old or new folks were out supporting car culture in any space they could find to park. Brace yourselves I was walking through seas of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis in some areas!
How crazy was all that! Sadly I did not even scratch the surface of things to be covered in my time at Silverstone. Adding to that these are a selection of the better images from the show, shooting at meets and shows can be much harder due to so many distractions so you always end up with less. That is not to say I don't have more to show you however, because Jaguar was also A big part of the show. They set up their own figure eight and decided to so kindly hand out free joy rides!
Its always easy to appreciate a classic that has been as well kept as some of these. But that does not take away from some of the newer rides that were sitting amongst them. I think we can all agree, any well kept ride is a good looking ride..
For all the interior lovers this last little montage should be great for you! Please if you have any questions drop them in the comments and if you have any car lovers in your life send them a link and let them have a look! Hope you all enjoyed the photos and have a great rest of your day!