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Always key to any automotive photoshoot is the location, and last week I was spoilt. The epic Caffeine and Machine in the Midlands, a one stop shop for coffee, food, cars and also the addition of rooms as well for an overnight stay or two. The two car for this shoot were a Sierra Cosworth three door and another three door, this time the rare RS500.The C&M was a great location with some rustic backdrops and a great stretch of road for some panning shots at the end of the shoot.

I set off on Wednesday to GT101 in Colchester, one was for an exterior modification on the Mustang and whilst I was there they had a few Ford GT's outside, so Dave very kindly gave me the stunning white supercharged car to get some images of, pushing over 740 bhp and an upgraded exhaust system it sounded like a proper race car. The evening followed a drive down to Uckfield in Sussex to cover the RS Owner s club meeting, possibly the last one of the year with the new guidelines in place.

The other shoots were a delightful Mini cabriolet at the Historic Chatham Dockyards in Kent with a 1995 Nightmare Red classic, the weather was perfect and the additional Profoto lighting really set the car off a treat for the images that will appear in a forthcoming edition of Mini magazine.

The weekend then saw two three more Mini's, two new GP3's which is the brands track focused road car, the shoot was capturing a standard one and owner Aaron's enhanced GP model which has been lowered even more, lightweight wheels, air intakes and exhaust system, developed especially for the model. Then the weekend finished in perfect style with You Tuber and influencer Petrol Pod and his John Cooper Works roadster, again highly modified and to feature in performance Mini magazine. In addition pod won the Goodwood Auto Solo track event that was taking place at the historic motorsport circuit.