This is a true story and probably one of my most inspiration days of work ever. It made me realise that disability is what you make of it and that humans are actually really complicated things. It was … [Read more...] about A Blind Man Driver – Aston Martin Track Instruction That Taught Me Some Lessons
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.
In track instructing on public days, there are several mantras that any track instructor has to learn very quickly to survive, remain safe and still deliver a worthwhile driving experience to the … [Read more...] about On Track As An Instructor – The Biggest Save Of My Life
Traffic Police. Just blokes driving about in the latest kit trying to nab you? Or a branch of the police tasked with looking at and dealing with the carnage of other people's stupidity while trying to … [Read more...] about The Police TPAC Driving Skill – Tactical Pursuit And Containment
In Porsche collecting circles, right now even a few months seems like an eternity. I originally wrote this article in 2011. In March 2016, I updated it to reflect the changes in attitudes towards the … [Read more...] about UPDATED – The Porsche 996 Turbo – Why They’re Good Value and Why They’ll Never Be Truly Collectable
Driver Coaching. A hot topic as ever in motorsport and an ever growing area for discussion in Historic Motorsport. This is something we’ve written about before, so it was interesting to spot this film … [Read more...] about Rob Wilson and the Flat Car Mantra
If you are one of those drivers who doesn’t really ‘get’ the whole Porsche thing, then you must watch these three videos. People who are addicted to the Porsche 911 feel will know exactly what Richard … [Read more...] about Three Porsche Drive Videos non-Porsche Owners Must Watch
The more Francophobic of my friends often ask me what’s my fascination for the old French farmhouse style? I’ve an affection for them that outpaces the inevitable rose tinted glasses of holiday … [Read more...] about Why I Have A Thing For French Farmhouses
Passion in motorsport competitors can be a double edged sword. They need the motivation, the desire, the ruthless streak that’s needed for that ultimate, championship winning passing move. But that … [Read more...] about When Racing Passion Boils Over
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 … [Read more...] about The Sound of Electricity
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 … [Read more...] about Lola F5000 Track Test – Rattling the Windows
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 … [Read more...] about The Dying Art of The Heel Toe Downshift
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 … [Read more...] about Hybrid Driving Techniques – New Tricks Needed, or Simply Another Car?
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 … [Read more...] about The Eyes of a Fast Jet Pilot
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 … [Read more...] about Like No Aerial Camera I’ve Ever Seen…
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, … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Turbos and The British Winter
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 … [Read more...] about What Makes a Driver?
It's not often that I write here about some of the cars I drive in my line of work, but this one is a superb piece of engineering that deserves a mention. OK, I'll be the first to admit, my Ferrari … [Read more...] about Ferrari 458 Italia – just six miles driving, but wow..
Just moved this post across to Neill's new aerial photography website, dedicated to professional aerial photography It still exists and if you're looking for information on how to book aerial … [Read more...] about Aerial Photography And The Weather