Italian Racing Green
Mar18

Italian Racing Green

When head office learned about the 147 shoot they only gave me one advice. Shoot it on a sunny day, the livery will look good in the sun. Well… we postponed the first shoot because a snow storm. Not that we would not shoot, but the track got closed. Great, next time it will be sunny. Next time it was Storm Freya. Not so sunny. Actually, it was pretty miserable. Was I upset? No. Not one bit. You see, I always felt that it takes such...

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Autosport International – The Racing Car Show
Jan18

Autosport International – The Racing Car Show

If you are looking to immerse yourselves into beauty, there may be many better options than to spend a day at Autosport International, or ASI, as it’s well known as. Britain’s answer to more popular shows like SEMA or TAS doesn’t quite have the same scale, the same weirdness or the same clout as its most famous equivalents in the USA or Japan. What it has is a treasure trove of racing teams, racing car manufacturers and suppliers,...

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Sunday  Scramble at Bicester Heritage – January 2019 Edition
Jan16

Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage – January 2019 Edition

The few days following the New Year’s Eve are some of the most difficult ones of the entire year. Gone is the festive atmosphere, gone are the cellebrations. The once proud Chrismas trees shed their lifeless pointy leafs on every street you walk on. It’s pretty grim. And it’s cold. What we all need is a bit of car culture therapy. Enter the New Year Sunday Scramble. Set at its magical Bicester Heritage location, it brings together the...

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The Mediterranean Dream
Jan01

The Mediterranean Dream

  Mention the Mediterranean dream and you would be forgiven for thinking about big Italian GTs, blasting down the Autostrada dei Fiori, on the way to a cosy den on the rock of Monte Carlo. True, very true. That is one of the best pleasures known to man. But this story is not about an 8C. It’s about the other Mediterranean dream. Yes, there is a second one. Not as well known. In fact, you can almost call it a secret.   Only a...

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Make sports cars beautiful again
Oct24

Make sports cars beautiful again

Yes, beautiful, that’s what I mean. Not aggressive, not expensive looking, not powerful. We have all that. We have performance. We have a lot of cars with more tech than we ever imagined. We have aero, fifty levels of traction control and tuned exhaust sound. But all it takes is a day in a Spider to realise what we are missing. Granted, the Cotswolds paradise really brings out the best in our little gem. Not far from where we were...

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