Kerbside Dec05

Kerbside

This is a reprise of a series of photo articles I created long before Instagram was born; its worth noting this because it is a marker showing how the very medium we use to talk about cars has changed so much in the few short years since this earlier piece was published. The original...

Peugeot at Brooklands Nov05

Peugeot at Brookland...

I am about to get on a plane for a NASCAR Conference at the International Motor Racing Research Center, at Watkins Glen in upstate New York. I was digging around some old photos looking for illustrations for my presentation, and stumbled upon these. Firstly, they show how gung-ho the old...

A Giant Red GMC, the...

“But you have to be able to drive it in…” the Public Storage woman trailed off, looking over my shoulder. “You didn’t tell me that on the phone – now I have the truck being towed over here – I’d better call him before he arrives…” But she was across the room,...

The Cars Shine At Alfa Romeo’s Un-Museum Apr28

The Cars Shine At Al...

(First published on Autoshopper in Nov 2015) Above:The Alfa Carabo concept of 1968 A stroke of luck allowed a recent visit to the recently re-opened Alfa-Romeo museum, located just on the outskirts of Milan, in Arese, near the site of the now-demolished old factory. The environment is...

Imola Part 5: May 1,...

Senna Gets The Warhol Treatment: like Elvis, Monroe or a Campbell’s Soup Can; the ultimate accolade in pop iconography ? Imola, start finish, taken from the Variante Alta: Driving from the hotel onto the Via Emilia, and out of Castel San Pietro Terme to Imola in a eurobox rental car,...

Imola Part 4: Terruz...

The hotel where Senna spent his last night, the Hotel Castello, hosted a Senna book launch the evening before the twenty year anniversary of Senna’s death. Of course, proceedings would be in Italian, meaning I would probably struggle to follow what was being said given my unpracticed...