Tag Archives: cars

From the archives – 1986

Taken for “What Car Magazine” in Docklands as demolition work was just starting. It was a busy location, as The Smiths were two units along from us filming a video for their song “Ask”. The ‘obstructive geezers’ who are often present at film locations, wouldn’t let me near with my camera. They said Morrisey isn’t here anyway. Which was probably true!    

Diesel Hatchback test, Docklands

The Festival of the Unexceptional

It’s a while since I photographed a car show, but the 2014 Festival of the Unexcpetional appealed to my sense of humour.  Described as a Concours de l’Ordinaire with ‘cars from the era that quality control forgot’…..Allegro’s, Maxi’s and Marina’s to name a few. Plus their owners. So, a small gallery as a flavour. For info about 2015, see: Festival-of-The-Unexceptional                    

Renault 6TL owners at Festival of the Unexceptional, Whittlebury Park


They are from a shoot I did for Top Gear.. probably in 1999. Journo Peter Grunert and I spent a nightshift with a traffic officer in Chicago. Quite cool really, and were even passengers in a mini car chase with a speeding driver who decided not to stop on the Freeway. Those big American Fords handle like barges when weaving at 105mph!

Kodachrome retrospective exhibition

As noted in the post on 30th August, Kodachrome processing finally ceases on 30th December 2010. To celebrate the end of an era, the Association of Photographers are staging an exhibition of work by AOP members taken on this classic film. I heard this week that two of my images have been selected. The exhibition runs from 18th January to 10th February 2011. More information, along with travel details, will be available on the AOP website, though as I write, the announcement has not been published.

Pickersleigh Road motors

I visited the Morgan factory in Malvern this week. I’ve never been there before, and it was quite refreshing to be able to walk around a car workshop without being asked to produce  a multitude of passes. A nod from MD, Charles Morgan, was all that was required. My colleague Peter Nunn came to interview Charles Morgan for a feature – and with the outside hope of driving the new Morgan three wheeler. As this doesn’t appear until next year, the best we could do was have a look at the three wheeler pedal car. With a price tag of £3000, […]