It’s always good to see a new motor venue open up, even better when it’s local. Caffeine and Machine is coffee, food, drink, and curation . Car tribes from all walks are welcome to will love this place. Here’s some imagery from the opening weekend. Good luck to all involved, I’ll be back.
An October morning in Oxfordshire with the autumn colours and some sunshine. What could make this a near perfect day? How about a bunch of well chosen cars, curated with thought throughout Bicester Heritage. OK then !!! Its tough to work out what to capture as there is so much, so it becomes about detail and backdrop. Also a first outing for the D3 i picked up for 300 quid… a 4 grand camera not long ago, it would be particularly useful to see how this beast operates 9 years after its birth. Conclusions, my D750 is going to be replaced for another D monster. Anyway enjoy the cars.
Images from GT Open, I love this series real Euro vibe. Silverstone the back drop per usual. Enjoy the ride. So many great cars the BMW M6? wow pure evil. A few Ferrari’s thrown into the mix. Teams from all over Europe, Spanish teams, runners from Bratislava and some from our fair isle all having a battle.
2018 will go down as Hottest summer on record, so trust it to rain for the inaugural UK Luftgekühlt Porsche fest. ThePorsche aficionado lifestyle brand Luftgekühlt brought the Cali Porsche vibe to Bicester Heritage in England. A working motor heritage museum and local airport, based in the heart of the motorsport central, Silverstone is only a few miles away,it’s pre war setting was the perfect backdrop for cars dating from 1948 up to 1998. Singers, 356’s, RUF stock, all here. The now ubiquitous Paul Smith Design was there as well for good measure. To be fair the rain and fact that the summer holidays have started probably held numbers back, but there were still enough folks taking on the drizzle and wind to view some special cars from 70 years of Porsche engineering. The curation was spot on, valuable classics staged around this pretty venue, pop your head round one corner a RUF, stroll across the now sodden grass verges Singer recreations, a stunning sight really was. Massive congrats to #luftGB the rain came down but these cars didn’t care, in fact it added to the occasion stunning cars don’t worry about weather. Hopefully they will gave the good sense to revisit and make this yearly, it could be come a must do on the Car chasing calendar. Until then here’s the images of a future classic
Glorious weather and six hundred machines from all forms of Motorsport at the home of Lord March for the twentieth Festival of Speed. This event coincides with Porsche celebrating 70 years of creating excellence. Here are a selection of images from a monumental weekend.
Until 2019, well until Revival
Another weekend looking for cars to chase lead me to Silverstone and some Ferrari magic, Passione Ferrari and Ferrari Challenge. Incorporating racing and viewing some prancing horses. For the racing, tricky wet conditions caused a few fall hard in the rain. Always special to see manufacturers turn up with intent to put on a show Ferrari really do a good job. All the results are here http://races.ferrari.com/en/corse-clienti/race/silverstone-2018/ enjoy the images, thanks to Ferrari Europe for the hospitality and espresso's done properly.
Another wet weekend in the UK and another disrupted event. The British GT is still great, this year more teams, more attention. An amazing win for Optimum Motorsport's team consisting of Jonny Adam and the super talented Flick Haigh, they created history with a first ever female pole for Flick and an overall win for the pair. Round two didn't happen due to worsening weather and a red flag saw the end of the day and for some a call to the Oulton Park crew for help escaping the muddy car parks. With all that said, can't beat chasing cars in the rain.
Another day of wet damp conditions, not that I'm moaning love the rain. Donington Park the venue for what will be the 60th running of this perennial favourite.It's going to be an interesting season, driver line ups look strongest for years, with Sam Tordoff returning and Dan Cammish moving over from Carrera Cup duty. Ash Sutton will have a target on his back going on as the champion of 2017, and no doubt the usual names of Turkington, Ingram and Collard will be up the front fighting, can't wait. First round Brands Hatch...
So, first media event of 2018 and solo accreditation for the Hankook 24h Series, wind and rain are a bonus to a weekend like this adding consequence and risk to an already frantic weekend of racing, which saw Proto, GT3 and TCR cars all squeeze onto the airfield at Silverstone. Here's the link to all the classifications https://www.24hseries.com/2018/12h-silverstone-2018/results way to many to put on this site but congrats to all the runners riders and sliders hats off, it was challenging at times below is a galley of choice cuts. Enjoy and get involved via instagram suberashiautophoto and the same for twitter. Get in touch for content. peace
Ferrari came out in force to celebrate its 70th birthday, over the weekend. Part of their world tour showcasing and celebrating everything Maranello and Enzo inspired. Along with all this heritage came the news that this would be my first full accreditation meaning access behind the fence and into the inner sanction to privileged mooching into the pits and lane for race action. Everything was here F40, Testarossa, championship winning F1 metal. Ferrari Races held a few rounds here over the weekend, and for the lucky few, laps inside the insanely glorious FXXK. All the GT class cars made a showing no 288 GTO though. As a weekend day out defiantly do it!!! you will never see so many Ferrari classics about. Highlights ? seeing classic Ferrari F1 cars flying through Maggots and Becketts full volume no apologies. Massive thanks to Ferrari Europe for the chance (see you at FOS) to cut my teeth and have all that privilege of seeing historic iconic brilliance . More please more I can't get enough of being stood on the side of a track really can't, anyway enjoy the images. Now, how and who do I talk to for more of this???... commissions anyone ?
You thought the Singapore GP was full on? nothing compared to race one with Rob Collard sliding off with a hospital visit for him and others. Jack Goff winning race 2 and Matt Neal winning race 3 with Rob Huff stepping up for Tom Chilton and picking up a second place...phew
Enjoy the images
1. Tom IngramToyota Avensis
2. Jack Goff Honda Civic Type R
3. Adam Morgan Mercedes-Benz A-Class
1. Jack Goff Honda Civic Type R
2. Tom Ingram Toyota Avensis
3. Colin Tarkington BMW 125i M Sport
1. Matt NealHonda Civic Type R
2. Rob HuffVauxhall Astra
3. Dave Newsham Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Silverstone played host to GT Open heres the link to the classifications as there are so many classes to follow...http://www.gtopen.net/en/results/?year=2017&race=4... I do know that the likes of Tom Onslow Cole, Albert Costa, Nelson Piquet Jnr and even some bloke called Chris Harris off some TV thing were all in attendance anyway enjoy the pics. More for the accreditation I guess can walk around snapping cars all day
A maiden win for James Cole , a stonking podium for Colin Turkington and more problems for Honda. Subaru leave showing it's not just BMW who can get rear wheel power down.
- James Cole Subaru Levorg GT
- Ashley Sutton Subaru Levorg GT
- Jack Goff Honda Civic Type R
1. Ashley Sutton Subaru Levorg GT
2. Mat JacksonFord Focus ST MK.III
3. Colin TurkingtonBMW 125i M Sport
1. Andrew JordanBMW 125i M Sport
2. Adam MorganMercedes-Benz A-Class
3. Jason PlatoSubaru Levorg GT
Me, my camera in the backyard of Worcestershire, taking in the 70th anniversary British Hill Climb at the ever pretty Shelsley Walsh. Lots of hillclimb champs for the well versed not me though just there for the fresh air and cars enjoy. Now I'm no hillclimb expert at all this is more a look at my local race track the super historic Shelsley Walsh, for me the chance to stroll around my neighbourhood and smell hear and snap some serious hill climbing muscle. Heres the images enjoy them it's an incredibly historic place I love visiting always a very special.
- Andrew Jordan BMW 125i M Sport
- Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R
- Ashley Sutton Subaru Levorg GT
1. Ashley SuttonSubaru Levorg GT
2. Robert Collard BMW 125i M Sport
3. Matt NealHonda Civic Type R
1. Gordon Shedden Honda Civic Type R
2. Matt Neal Honda Civic Type R
3. Andrew Jordan BMW 125i M Sport