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:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140963830@N07/albums

The next round is July 9th at Thruxton

https://allporschetrophy.co.uk

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 2021

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140963830@N07/albums/with/72157719792882643

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

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

Britcar at Silverstone, April 2021

So I had the chance for more sports car photography for the Britcar Championships, this time at Silverstone International

Britcar has a new format for this season, it’s split into two championships, the Endurance, and the Trophy series

Day one was more GT & Praga oriented

I do like the Lamborghini Huracan!

An old Client, Simon Green Motorsport had several cars running across the two days

There was a wide variety of impressive machinery on show

Day two, the Sunday was the Trophy series, for the slightly less powerfull cars, generaly below GT4/TCR class

Again, Simon Green Motorsport had 2 cars entered

Overall, I had a great time, and was able to catch up with some old friends

Next for me is the CALM All Porsche Trophy at Brands Hatch

My Flickr albums for the two days are here:

Britcar Endurance Championship,
The Britcar Good Year Endurance Championship, Silverstone International 24th of April 2021
Britcar Trophy Championship, Silverstone International, April the 25th 2021
The Britcar Good Year Trophy Championship, Silverstone International 25th of April 2021