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One of the areas that has been severely effected over the last few months and for the remainder of 2020 is the Summer car show scene, worth millions to the UK for the event and hospitality businesses that cover the thousands of meets that take place on a weekly basis. So when an opportunity arose to cover a small private meet I detailed the car and couldn’t wait to meet up with a group of fellow petrol-heads for a socially distanced meet...
30/06/2020
The owner of the land had invited some friends along, all social distancing measures were in place with a mobile catering truck on site it was nice to grab a coffee and chat to some of the owners of the cars on display. My main job was to cover a trio of Focus RS models for Fast Ford magazine, usually around this time I’d be at a larger event at one of the main motorsport locations in the UK, but for me there was something more enjoyable about this meet, you could chat to everyone easily and get a chance to look around each car and importantly photograph it without the mass crowds. Plus it was the first time a lot of people have had the chance to meet up over a coffee face to face and talk about there lockdown mods and stories.

I’d set up a backdrop against some industrial units which made for a nice location as the cars could be moved in and around easily, of course I was concentrating on the blue ovals for the magazine, although a mint silver 205 GTI did catch my eye as well. As my stint came to a close I chatted to Mustang owner Jon Spriggs whose 1966 volcano orange GT had caught my eye, before he left I took some photos of the car alongside JD05, the contrast with the magnetic grey worked really well against the backdrop of the shutters.

Really nice to get out in the mustang and stretch it’s legs, like most of you I’ve not had a chance to give the car a long run and the roads from Canterbury down to East Sussex on an early Saturday morning are pretty epic, cars running great and like all our cars had probably has been detailed more than often. As I write this there are some events in the diary, Santa pod Mustang owners club day, track day at Snetterton and some possible larger events mid autumn, hopefully we’ll all be able to meet up at some shows before this torrid year comes to a close and have something to look forward to. In the meantime I’m covering more car shoots for Kelsey media group and will be taking the stang on as many as possible.