Night Bug

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Taken last Easter in Palma de Mallorca. I was out exploring the old town  for some night photography street scenes, when I cam across this immaculately kept beetle parked up in a small square. As you can tell by closer inspection, this is a rather tasty looking bug, especially when you look at the size of its tyre's. Body work was in perfect condition. In  this composition, I really like how the rounded shapes of the Beetle blend into the square and rectangle shapes of the buildings just out of focus in the back ground. 

GM Days

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Photograph of a circa 1950's British Vauxhall Velox in the foreground, and in the back ground a circa 1950's American Chevrolet Coupe. Both vehicles falling under the general Motors GM Banner these days.This was taken last year in Eastbourne, outside the Grand Hotel. The cars were part of the Magnificent Motors show held annually in May, on the Western Lawns. There is a certain  timeless essence to this photo, betrayed only by the modern parking restriction sign attached to the lamppost. 

How about a cup of shut the ....

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Photographs of Stuart Williams immaculately restored Reliant Scimitar and also a portrait of Stuart himself. Stuart and Keith Parrington from XJ Restorations spent a considerable amount of time and energy restoring this car to its current state, and I think the results speak for themselves.  This car looks stunning and sounds like a beast, perfect waking up the neighbors on a Sunday morning and the surrounding countryside for that matter!. 

The Swedes are here

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Photograph of a lovely Daimler Coupe, again taken at the XJ Restoration workshop. The bright Yellow of the car and the blue of the sea containers made for an interesting contrast in shape and form, with obvious overtures to Ikea. Please note I have a page dedicated on my website to Keith and his restoration business here.

Pretty in Black

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This photo was taken about 2 years ago at Keith Parrington  XJ Restorations workshop here in Eastbourne.  I think I fell a little in love with this tidy looking XJ that Keith and his team had just finished restoring. No glitz, no glamour here, just refined elegant retro style. Please note I have a page dedicated on my website to Keith and his restoration business here.

Today, tomorrow, just another day

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Taken near to us in Eastbourne, was a moody day in mid January, and I was out cruising with my camera, following my nose, looking for suitable opportunities when this scene presented itself. The area were this was taken is called Pevensey, and is a place I will be exploring more I think. After I posted this photo, a flickr friend Grant Simon Rogers followed up my title with the following words from the bard himself William Shakespeare; "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death." haunting and apt, and an honour to have associated with my humble photograph. 

Pony Express

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Another installment in my "Americans Abroad" series (more here on flickr). This time of a 1968 Ford Mustang Fast Back (As driven by Steve McQueen in Bullit). I spotted  this outside the Kwik Fit in Eastbourne, the owner was having something done to his tyres. He was quite happy for me to photograph his car which had just arrived from Texas and was on its first outing. He even let me take a portrait of him which I will post another time.