September 2015


Any Fort in a Storm

A few days spent in one of my favourite places always leads to a a feeling of calm despite the weather.This particular evening was stormy to say the least. Standing on a beach in the pouring rain, low tide. Wrapped up in waterproofs, myself and my camera. Wiping the lens after every shot. Big rain drops, the […]

1964 Le Mans

Just sat down for a coffee break to catch up with some youtube viewing and found this film of the 1964 race at Le Mans. I think at 1.40 into the footage you can just make out the 33 Ben Pon 904 featured in the previous blog post leaving the start. Or is it my […]

Chassis 904-055 Carrera GTS

One of my all time favourite sports cars and in vibrant Dutch Orange the ex Team Holland Porsche 904 GTS chassis number 904-055. As with all carrera 904s this particular car has a racing pedigree to be proud of. Campaigned by Ben Pon (son of Ben Pon Sr. the ‘grandfather’ of the Volkswagen van) from 1964 with […]

Trip to the beach!

Wells Next The Sea in Norfolk to be precise, a huge expanse of beach on a perfect summer’s day

Waiting for the Spitfires

Today was Battle of Britain Day, celebrating 75 years since the Battle of Britain. 40 Planes leaving Goodwood from midday and flying several routes ending up at some of the main airfields used during World War II. We decided to view from Culver Down on the Isle of Wight as it looked from the route […]

Open Gardens at Audley End

The splendid gardens at Audley End in Saffron Walden were fully open for viewing along with there being plant and flower traders in the grounds. The house is simply stunning and the gardens also. Have a look at their website to see what events are on, and if you’re English Heritage members take your membership […]

Racing Legend

1954 – Mexico –  the Carrera Panamericana, the most dangerous road race in the world, running from border to border across Mexico was in it’s 5th and final year before it was cancelled due to the sheer danger and number fatalities of both competitors and spectators alike.  US company Fletcher Aviation were working with Porsche behind the […]

A very wet lap at the Silverstone classic

Check out just how wet it was in this video filmed by Steve Wright of in his 1958 HSCC Racing 356A

The WPS Porsche 912

Washing cars is never a chore when the car is curvy like a beautiful lady – too far? maybe, but caressing life back into the paintwork on Ian clark’s new porsche 912 was definitely a pleasure. WPS stands for Wolfsburg Performance Services, proprietor Ian specialises in building performance engines of the air-cooled variety, Volkswagen, Porsches, Fiats. […]

Camberley Car Show 2015

Every August Camberley Town Centre is on complete shutdown. The streets are coned off, stalls set up, entertainers positioned playing instruments and singing and the town is filled with all sorts of automobiles. From traditional classics, Formula 1 cars, custom cars, racing cars and hot rods. It’s a superb day out in a town which […]