Williams F1 - Heritage Formula 1 Collection
On Friday 1st September 2017 I was lucky enough to visit the Williams Formula 1 Conference Centre at the company base in Grove, Oxfordshire. Williams are the only team who have a dedicated museum which is open to the public (via website booking) on given days of the year. The museum charts the history of the Formula one team from its inception through to the current day. Of the 40 former F1 cars on display, 38 have working engines and regally attend events all over the world. The museum is housed in a former factory which was used to build a BMW race car for the Le Man 24 hour race. Once the car had been built the museum was founded. The tour is incredibly informative and Williams provide the great hospitality for the time that you spend with them.
New Years Day 2016 - Vehicle Meet - North Petherton
The Annual meeting of classic vehicles held at North Petherton Junction 24, was once held in Taunton. Vehicles would meet in the Taunton Market Car Park before setting off in batches for a couple of laps around the town before returning to park. Since the market was closed by the local council it's now been moved to North Petherton, and sadly the town parade no longer takes place on New Years Day. Cars, Lorries, Vans, Busses, Bikes, Scooters, Tractors and Military Vehicles all meet on the first day of each year at the Junction 24 Market just outside North Petherton. Photography can be very difficult due to the amount of people and lack of organised parking / spacing of the attending vehicles however perseverance can provide some great shots.
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford
The Haynes International Motor Museum based at Sparkford in Somerset houses the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 vehicles and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's to racing cars, super cars and production cars of their day. The stunning purpose built facility provides plenty of space the view the cars and bikes and to soak up the wealth of history and information displayed with the cars. The museum is bigger than it looks, with more rooms appearing as if from nowhere as you walk around the stunning exhibits. The highlights such as The Red Room, and American Collection are well worth spending extra time to view.
Brean Stages Rally - January 2014
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2014 saw the annual 'Brean Stages Rally' held at Brean Leisure Park, with over 100 cars entered for the event it was a superb show of British Rallying Heritage. Vehicles ranged from a Ford Anglia to the latest Subaru Impreza's, Spectators were provided with three ares from which to view, but sadly photography was very much hampered by tall fencing. However this did not dampen the already waterlogged ground. We have provided a selection of images taken during the Saturday event.