My third year running the ‘pop-up fashion shoots at the Bicester Heritage Flywheel Festival was blessed with good weather. I really enjoy setting up the shoots for the public, the reaction over the last three years has been great. Talking with one hobbyist photographer at this years event, he said it was an added bonus to have the models on site. To quote him. “Cars, aircraft, buildings and fashion models all in period, what more could you want!” Here’s a selection from this years event.
"It's about automotive, aviation and exclusive model shoots with all of the above."
The weekend of June 24/25 2017 saw the third edition of the Bicester Heritage Flywheel Festival. It was also the third year of the popular “Pop Up Fashion Shoots” that I, and my team of models run over the course of the festival weekend. This year, though the good offices of Andrew Ferguson at Historit, space in hangar 3 was given over so myself and my model team had a place to work out of during the event. During the first day of the event I was in conversation with Historit’s Alistair Emson and asked if it would be possible…
After six very successful years, the Donington Historic Festival is now firmly established as a major fixture on the international historic racing calendar, attracting thousands of spectators, hundreds of world-class historic racing cars and a large number of classic car club displays. Here are some of the highlights from spending a day in the pit and paddock area during the event.
Great weather, an excellent model, a lovely Alfa GTV and a top lighting crew made for a great days shooting in rural Leicestershire on a client shoot recently. The owner of the Alfa was happy too being able to give the car a good run out to and from the shoot location. Here’s a selection from the day.
Sunday 23rd April saw the annual Drive it Day at Bicester Heritage. The Spring weather brought out the enthusiasts in droves in what must have been the biggest crowd to date. Bicester Heritage managing director, Daniel Geoghegan and his team yet again put on a first class event at their historic site. The grounds of the Airfield Technical site lend themselves well to showing classic cars of all types off to great effect. Below is a selection of images from the day and will give some idea as to the diversity on show.
Saturday the first of April 2017 saw members of the Great War Display Team gather with their respective aircraft at Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire. The weekends activities would include discussions and briefings regarding the new routine for the 2017 season as well as the all important flying practice. This would see ten aircraft display together for the first time. The team also welcomed two new members to it’s ranks.
In January this year, I headed south to the county of Essex to visit a very special restoration facility. Paul & Andrew Wood are genuine enthusiasts and are justifiably proud of the Company they founded in 1967. The brothers left Rolls-Royce once Andrew had completed his engineering apprenticeship, to start their own business working exclusively with Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars from a workshop in Moreton, Essex. With Andrew in charge of the engineering element within the Company and Paul in charge of sales and coachwork, the business flourished to such an extent that by 1970 they had to move…
The first event of 2017. Held on the old RAF Bicester airfield site in Oxfordshire, the event, run by Bicester Heritage, encompasses Air Ministry expansion period architecture, classic and vintage cars along with their owners and, it has to be said, an army of enthusiasts. All in all a very nice way to spend a January day.
Shooting at Coventry recently recording the re-assembly of English Electric Canberra WK163. Prior to it being handed over to its new owners. The Vulcan to the sky trust.