80th Members Meeting 2023

The 80th Members Meeting at Goodwood, 15th of April 2023

I was at Goodwood on the Saturday to watch my good friend Joe Tywman in the Gurney Cup, driving the #04, a 1965 Elva Mk8

Sadly a gearbox problem towards the end of the qualifying meant that the car would take no furthur part

Joe’s co-driver was Simon Evans, in the grey helmet, Joe’s is finished in white

Of course, I took a few other snaps

My next event is the CALM All Porschr Trophy at Brands Hatch in July

CALM All Porsche Trophy at Donington

The CALM All Porsche Trophy at Donington National, 10th of April 2023

Colin Tester #91, Boxster S, Calm All Porsche Trophy, Donington National 10th of April 2023

My first motorsport event of the season was at Donington for the Calm All Porsche Trophy on the National circuit which uses the chicane at the end of Starkey’s straight and omiting the Melbourne loop hairpin

The day was mixed weather wise, with very heavy downpours in the morning, and very windy in the afternoon, which helped dry the track

Qualifying was in the morning, with the race mid-afternoon

The race ran without incident, impresive as around half the field were new to the CALM series

The overall winner was #68 Steve Hewson in his beautifully presented Cayman

Next round for the CALM All Porsche Trophy will be at Trac Môn, Anglesey on the weekend of May the 13th & 14th

Sadly I wont be able to make that round

Find out more about the CALM Series here:


The flickr album is her with all the my images from the event:


Goodwood Revival 2022

I was lucky enough to invited to the Goodwood Revival on Friday on Friday the 16th of September to see my friend Joe Tywman & car owner Vincent Gaye for the qualification of the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy

Vincent’s car is a stunning 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C

Vincent would qualify seventh, and finish third on the race on Saturday

The winner on the Saturday was the striking 1963 #822 AC Cobra Dragonsnake

There is always plenty to see at Goodwood, no matter what meeting it is, I can highly recomend it

The CALM All Porsche Trophy at Thruxton

CALM All Porsche Trophy, Thruxton, the 9th of July 2022

Thruxton, Hampshire was the venue for round three of the CALM ALL Porsche Trophy on July the 9th

I was last here six years ago for a Britcar meeting, and had fond memories

The weather was hot, but with variable light conditions, only noticeable to photographers to be fair

The cars were out for the morning qualification at 9am, so we had a very early start for the 125 mile drive

Also sharing the bill were the British Truck Racing Championship, so the paddock was very busy

Cars number 40 & 41 would have a coming together just before the Club Chicane bringing out a red flag and would not be able to be repaired in time for the race

The race itself was just before lunch, lasting 40 minutes, which seemed to go very quickly

The overall winner was Sam Callahan #44, followed by Rob Hardy #39, and Dan Crego #35

Sam was over the moon with his result!

The round four is at Snetterton in Norfolk, Sunday July the 31st, come and join us


CALM All Porsche Trophy & Bernie’s V8s at Brands Hatch, May 2022

Stuary Entwhistle in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo #46 climbing Hailwoods Hill towards Druids during qualifying for the CALM All Porsche Trophy & Bernie’s V8s races, Brands Hatch GP, Saturday the 21st of May 2022, Brands Hatch, Kent, UK.

It was back to Brands Hatch, and the not often used GP loop, a rare treat for the drivers for CALM All Porsche Trophy and Bernie’s V8s on the May weekend of the 21st & 22nd

The weather held, in fact i got burnt again, and with no major incidents, a good time was had by all

The quali session was on the Saturday morning with the races split over the two days

During the Sunday lunch session thare was a public grid walk, followed by a Le Mans style start by Bernie himself and CALMs Sam Callahan on the pole

On the Saturday, my friend James Crow, a huge Porsche nut joined me, and I found time for a cheeky selfie, care of Bernies Chevvy

A few more views of Bernie’s lot

We also spotted this beautiful Ferrari 330 2+2 in the car park (with a rather nice Mercedes AMG GT behind)

The Flickr album of the weekend is up here:


The next round is July 9th at Thruxton


CALM All Porsche Trophy at Donington, Easter Monday, 2022

CALM All Porsche Trophy, Donington GP, Monday April the 18th, 2022

So after the winter break, it was back to motorsport photography for me, this time it was the GP circuit at Donington Park in Leicestershire

After a few minutes, it all came back, my last race was the Birkett Relay back in October 2021, so i took some time to go through my gear and did all my presets the night before

At this event last year, it was snowing at 9am, and I got sunburnt by luchtime! luckily this year, it was fair and dry

It was an early race, all finished by 4pm, ready for the 200 mile drive South, future planners really need to think about moving race circuits nearer to Whitstable

The overall winers were Toby barlow & Matthew Kyle-Henney in a Cayman S

The next round will be at Brands Hatch next month, as local as it gets for me, roll on May!


Goodwood, Friday the 17th 2021

Assembly for Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy
Assembly for Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy

I was at Goodwood to cover the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy for my friend Joe Twyman who was co-driving a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione, one of just 46 ever manufactured, a rare and highly desirable car

The cars owner Mr Vincent Gaye was the other driver, he has the black open face helmet in the images

Joe onboard, with the classic Ecurie Francorchamps livery

The qualifying was at 9:15 am, and good weather for photography, where Vincent & Joe would find themselves a very credible 15th after the timing

Also out was an old friend, Calum Lockie, co-driving 2BBC, a 1961 E-Type Jaguar

The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy was the first race of the weekend, to be held at 18:15, so I had plenty of time to look around, snap cars, and to catch up and chat with people I hadn’t seen for a few years

And of course, more time to look at 07 its prepping for the race

By 17:00, we were in the assembly area

The race started on time at 18:15, for me as a photographer, the light was challenging, the sun was hidden behind the clouds, great for the drivers of course, not to have a low sun directly in your eyes

I had to push the ISO, and no polarizer either

But in the end, it was all rather academic, as 11 laps in, after around eighteen minutes, Vincent had to retire his car with a mechanical issue

Calum Lockie & his co-driver would also have to retire sadly just a few laps later

I did get my armband signed during the assembly though, by Vincent Gaye, Joe Twyman & Brendon Hartley

My paddock access

And so that was my Goodwood, next up is the Birkett Relay at Silverstone in October

CALM All Porsche Trophy, at the Festival of Porsche, Brands Hatch

The CALM All Porsche Trophy, at the Festival of Porsche, Brands Hatch Indy, Sunday the 5th of September 2021

Quali was just before lunch, the race itself was towards the end of the day in the beautiful evening light

It was a hot a very humid day, and if you know me, you’ll know, I’m not good in the heat, I get burnt at a firewoks display!

Chris Vallentine & Phillip Waters, who were both racing, reckoned the temperature could easily have been 50c in the cars, obviously they were to busy to check it accurately for me, so I guess I got of lucky

As it was the Festival of Porsche, the was plenty of other Porsches to see

The Album with all the CALM images is now up, click on the link below


CALM All Porsche Trophy & Bernie’s V8s @ Brands

So it was back to some more sports car photography on Sunday, this time at Brands Hatch down here in Kent, and on the picturesque Grand Prix loop too

The event was a race featuring the CALM All Porsche Trophy, and Bernie’s V8s together on the same grid, which always makes for an exciting and photogenic spectacle

Obviosly, the CALM All Porsche series is based around Porsches https://allporschetrophy.co.uk/

Bernie’s Sports Racing & V8s is a more mixed affair, all summed up here: https://berniessportsracing.com/about-us/

The weather cooperated too, fine during the quali, slight rain during the lunch break, fair during the race, and then a thunderstorm on the drive home

Anyway, back to the racing, here are some views from the assembly

For the race its self, I was at Clearways and Stirlings

Sadly there was a coming together at stirlings, bringing out a Safety Car around 13 laps in, involving three TVRs

The Porsche race would be won By Jonathan Evans in Cayman S #36

He would also win in the following race, the MSVR All-Comers in his BMW M3 GTR #35

My Flickr album is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140963830@N07/albums/with/72157719205068000

CALM All Porsche Trophy & Bernie's V8s, Brands Hatch GP

And the race report on the CALM website is here: https://allporschetrophy.co.uk/?p=1083