A couple of years ago now, I was booked for some work with a batch of electric Smart cars. Very much the early generation of car at the time, their Nickel Hydride battery packs didn’t like the cold and the range was just 60 miles or so. They were prototypes, designed as ‘proof of concept’. […]
Track Driving and Driver Coaching
Whist many people know me as someone connected with automotive and cars for much of my life, in fact it is not the car itself that is the main attraction for me, it is the process of driving.
I have more than a decade of first hand experience as a professional track driver coach and still work with drivers who have a desire to improve their track driving skills.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm not 'into cars' I'm into 'driving'.
There's a difference.
Here you'll find an archive of my opinions and experiences on driving, why I think so many people simply don't understand the attraction and also why I believe that the perfection of driving is something that some of us continually strive for, but never quite reach.
Enjoy the journey.
This was a self assigned photo shoot and feature for Historic Racer online magazine. Sometimes, you don’t have the time to wait around for a magazine editor to give the nod, you’ve just got to go and do it. My good friend McKenna was due to shake down this beautifully restored Lola F5000 racing car […]
It was truly heartening to spend the day recently at Blyton Park with the owner of a Ferrari F430 Spyder who had gone to great lengths to track down his perfect car. Nothing unusual there, I know you’re thinking. Most people in the market for a Ferrari don’t just buy the first car they see. […]
Hybrid powered cars have been around for more than a decade now. They’re part of our daily lives, yet until recently, I’d never really spent any time with one. You can read here about the ten days I spent in France with the Lexus RX450h hybrid, but one of the things I was asked all […]
You don’t often see the eyes of a fast jet pilot. They’re nearly always hidden and anonymously cool, either behind a suitably chic pair of aviator shades, or the ominous Star Wars sinister smoked visor of the helmet as they taxi by, engines whistling at Ground Idle taxi setting. But sometimes, you get an idea […]
Creating aerial photographs that our clients would like to use is a large aspect of our business. And because we don’t always know what the images will finally be used for, we shoot with the highest resolution HDSLR cameras by Canon. But sometimes, we stumble across an aerial filming helicopter with a camera system so […]
We have an obsession with the weather in the UK. After the usual formalities, it’s the first thing British conversation moves onto. And this last twelve months or so, we’ve had a lot to talk about, much of it not good. If you’re one of the many location car photographers uk, it’s a big problem […]
I learned to drive when I was eight years old. Many decades later, I never considered I’d be working on race tracks explaining driver coaching techniques. My first driving experience was on a faded blue Ford tractor on my uncle’s farm in Yorkshire. With a hand throttle beside the steering wheel, no power assistance to […]