Chantilly Alfa & Elegance
Jul16

Chantilly Alfa & Elegance

It’s one day before National Alfa Day and, at 4AM on a Saturday morning, I leave London going in the opposite direction. Have I gone mad? Maybe. There is a chance I have just  been intoxicated by the lure of a techno monster. And the anticipation of encountering it on the banks of a pedicured Le Notre pond.     In the tranquil surroundings of a splendid French castle, the elusive Carabo made a rare appearance. We just...

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Surrounded by Bugatti
May28

Surrounded by Bugatti

If you are looking for a version of Bugatti’s recent habitat, you are in for a big surprise. Far from the Dubai casinos, with their silicon implants and botox injections, there is place where Bugatti keeps its most precious asset. Its soul. The place is teaming with racers, eager to throw their beloved cars up the hill, hugging the bends on the tiny strip of asphalt separating the steep banks from the ravine. Tight turns, big...

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Cars. Coffee. Dreams.
May08

Cars. Coffee. Dreams.

It was one of those days when time feels both longer and shorter than it really is. Longer, because your mind cannot comprehend the surge of information flooding it. Shorter, as it seemed to only last for a blink of an eye. This indulgent blurring of the constraints of reality starts to bleed into every aspect of the experience, from the sweet sounding band to the quality and diversity of the people in attendance, to the endless...

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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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