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Lotus Festival 2017. Brands Hatch. Amazing day at Lotus Festival this year. A lot of great cars – new, old, classics – any flavour you like, and in any colour! It was great to catch up with old friends and meet some new. Endless discussions about cars with their enthusiastic owners, is something I always enjoy. That’s the spirit of the Lotus community. Guys at The Lotus Forums did a great job by putting together one of the biggest Lotus gatherings in the world. Can’t wait to come back to Brands Hatch Racing Circuit next year!

Simply Japanese. National Motor Museum Beaulieu. I haven’t been in this place for at least two years. Well, it was time to repair this mistake and have chosen to come to Simply Japanese meeting last week. I took my TypeR for a little trip and arrived to New Forest early morning, well before 9AM, moments before all car clubs were started arriving. I hate queues. As usually, there was a plenty of cars but a few were more than exotic, like ’88 Toyota Celica Supra. It is first time I saw an almost 30 years old car looking better than new. Amazing machine and owner apparently has in his garage more beauties like this one. Very interesting. I will let photos do the talking! Enjoy.  

One Sunday Morning. Lotus Exige S.   It was one of those nice mornings, cold winter mornings with another Lotus. I saw this car first time at few years ago at B&C and I fell in love with white-red combo. I was surprirsed to see it in hands of ex-Evora owner. Checkout the video from this photoshoot! The Making of Lotus Exige S Rigshot Timelapse

You can flick through the photos above or keep scrolling for the full story… The land of beauty. Iceland. I finally organised myself to make a trip to Iceland. Early flight, strong wind during landing, problem with the booked car, but all finally sorted out. We started by driving around to see how things look like and by the time we’ve got to the hotel, I knew, I will have to come back here again. Stunning views and managed to see a lot nice things and places around south & west part of the island. We did almost 2000km by car and many, many kilometres on foot (not enough in my opinion but I will fix it next time). Temperature outside is around 0 degrees and winds at 30km/h+ wasn’t that bad. Beautiful waterfalls, mountain views, volcanos, geysers, thermal streams… it is all just to much to describe in words. This is my first attempt with landscape photography and I’ve got a feeling not the last one. I hope you will enjoy it!   Suðurnes (Southern Peninsula) This is the area where we stayed, Keflavik. We’ve got it covered really well… The bridge on the below photos connects two continents […]

You can flick through the photos above or keep scrolling for the full story… My Geneva Story. Geneva Motorshow 2017. It’s a third time I went to Geneva and it’s always been worth the effort. Waking up early in the morning, flying and jumping straight into action, just moments after landing in Switzerland. It’s good to be one of the very first people too see everything before it gets busy. This time I decided to visit the show for two days, not one, so I knew I didn’t have to rush and I can take my time. Two days is more than enough to see everything four times, believe me. A lot of new cars, a lot of old (refreshed) models, but it’s a shame Lotus didn’t come to show something new, like Evora Roadster, maybe? I’m sure they had their reasons. Before I left, I planned to to have a closer look at a few cars like Honda Civic Type-R, Gemballa Avalanche, Infiniti Project Black S, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, BMW ACL2s and Mansory collection. Fortunately I had a chance to see much more and I’m going to show you all of the above and more on my photos (in […]

The Making of Lotus Exige S Rigshot Timelapse I’ve managed to record our efforts to create this rigshot of Lotus Exige S V6. We spent whole morning taking photos of this car but I totally forgot about my second camera… that’s the only thing I can share with you from “behind the scenes”. Whole process took about 20 minutes but I’ve managed to cut it down to reasonable, and not that boring, 1 minute. This is just a shot from nen angle but I’ve got more coming up! Lovely car, lovely location and a lot of fun, as always. Share, Like, Enjoy! Final image

This is just a short summary of passing 2016. Shame I can’t show you all photos but at least I picked my favourites and I’m sharing them with you in a one, big post. Every year is getting better and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!

James Hunt is back at Brands Hatch. Lotus Type-59. “James Hunt won several races in his Molyslip Lotus 59, including coming 2nd in heat 1 and winning heat 2 at Brands Hatch 17th July 1970.” – After 46 years, his car is now back at this legendary circuit racing again! We had many beautiful cars at this year’s Lotus Festival and James’ Hunt car was one of them. Early Sunday morning we took it out from pit garages and take some legendary pictures, including a re-production of a photo taken before the race in 1970. Big thanks to Andy ‘Bibs’ Betts and Arnold Restoration Ltd.

Making of Honda NSX Rigshot Short video showing how I got from an initial rigshot to my final image. Starting with cleanup of background and foreground, adding autumn leaves ending up with colour and contrast correction. For me the whole day was all about this one shot, despite the fact I took quite a lot of them (you can check out full gallery here: Autumn is coming. Honda NSX. I hope you like it and I will try to create more videos like this in future. As a bonus, below you can find few photos “behind the scenes”. Final image Behind the Scenes

An Unexpected Journey.Honda Civic Type-R Wales from a slightly different perspective, a petrol-head perspective. Great roads, a few cars and beautiful views, that’s what convinced me to do the trip around this amazing part of UK – 5 days , 1300 miles. From South East to North West, stopping everywhere I had hunch it might be a nice place. Well, most of my trip was based on “this looked like a nice spot on Google Maps”, and they truly were. Unfortunately not every place was suitable to take some car pictures. Civic Type-R was a great choice for such trip, as I don’t think I would enjoy it in a Lotus, for example. You know… Bags, girlfriend, a dog. Especially dog could be a problem in an Elise ;) That was a proper fun, a lot of driving and way to spend time doing what I really enjoy. Next year – Scotland, but it will probably take 2 weeks… ps. I did trip around Wales in Elise R few years ago, but I went lightweight and without my dog :)