Bromyard Speed Festival – in pictures

Dear fans of speed and antique vehicles.

Royal Automobile Club Association logo
Royal Automobile Club Association logo

Malicia is taking over the blog and we will do something completely new around this time around. Rita asked me to look though all the pictures taken during Festival of Speed on April 3rd and edit the best ones. Thing is, so many pictures were good that once I sat down and started editing, I ended up having over 100 imaged processed and  complied into two groups: cars and motorcycles. It would be a waste not to use them all!

We have done quite a few image based posts and they are always well received, but never before they included so many shots in one go. It feels more like proper photo reportage than a visual recording of a particular area or event. And why not, to be frank. The Festival of Speed was so diverse and detailed, that you had to go Japanese tourist mode to see it all. Each car is a different tale and they all form a part of what makes British heritage so important and valued.

It was a whirl of colours, wheels, brands and historical artefacts. You can’t show it all in just few clicks. The rule says that one photo should be enough to tell a story, but sometimes you need one hundred pictures to do justice to the event. Mind, we only had a mobile phone so don’t expect that we will win Pulitzer Prize for feature photography (we will leave that honour to Tyler Hicks) but we tried our best. There will be few cut off heads or wobbly horizons and strange angles on the shots. But this comes as a part of the package – you have a small tool and a very limited time and too many objects that just can’t be missed.

Although Malicia is usually responsible for visual aspect of the blog, this post is the first time she was responsible for choosing, editing, chronological order of all the images and commentary. Proper editorial job and she is very proud of herself.

It is very important to support local cultural events – either by attendance or writing about them. Pop and local culture events don`t have big budgets, they don’t often find themselves presented to big audiences and they hardly receive coverage in major newspapers. But they are crucial to understanding of local history, customs, feelings or grievances. Such local events often shape and form individuals that become huge stars later on. Want an example: try to understand The Smiths without detailed knowledge of Manchester area in the 80s. Or better – try to understand Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear phenomena without attending one of those fairs full of old racing cars, past glories and strange characters.

We hope you will enjoy our (hectic) coverage of Speed Festival 2016. If we got any car brands wrong, please point it out. We`ll correct ourselves.

You can read of review of Festival of Speed here:

https://cocamidemea.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/bromyard-speed-festival/

Ta,

Mal & Rita

 

Cars brands:

 

Aston Martin

Aston Martin profile
Aston Martin profile
Aston Martin from the side
Aston Martin from the side
Aston Martin inside
Aston Martin inside
Aston Martin logo
Aston Martin logo

Bentley

Bentley profile
Bentley profile
Bentley front
Bentley front
Bentley logo
Bentley logo

Bristol

Bristol profile
Bristol profile
Bristol profile
Bristol profile
Bristol logo
Bristol logo

Caterham

Caterham profile
Caterham profile
Caterham side
Caterham side
Caterham mascot
Caterham mascot

Chevrolet

Chevrolet profile
Chevrolet profile
Chevrolet seen from the side
Chevrolet seen from the side
Chevrolet logo
Chevrolet logo
Chevrolet engine
Chevrolet engine

Factory Five

Factory Five car profile
Factory Five car profile
Factory Five car profile
Factory Five car profile
Factory Five car engine
Factory Five car engine
Factory Five logo
Factory Five logo

Ferrari Pininfarina

Ferrari logo
Ferrari logo
Ferrari Pininfarina front
Ferrari Pininfarina front
Ferrari Pininfarina profile
Ferrari Pininfarina profile
Ferrari Pininfarina back
Ferrari Pininfarina back

Classic Ford

Ford profile
Ford profile
Ford seen from the side
Ford seen from the side

Ford Austin

Ford Austin front
Ford Austin front
Detail #1
Detail #1
Detail #2
Detail #2
Ford Austin logo
Ford Austin logo

Ford Thunderbird

Ford Thunderbird engine
Ford Thunderbird engine
Ford Thunderbird front
Ford Thunderbird front
Ford Thunderbird logo
Ford Thunderbird logo
Ford Thunderbird profile
Ford Thunderbird profile

Jaguar

Jaguar front
Jaguar front
Jaguar profile
Jaguar profile
Jaguar logo
Jaguar logo
Jaguar steering wheel
Jaguar steering wheel

Jensen Healey

Jensen Healey front
Jensen Healey front
Jensen Healey profile
Jensen Healey profile
Jensen Healey logo
Jensen Healey logo

Lola Cars

A pair of Lola cars
A pair of Lola cars

Lotus Cars

Lotus racing car #1
Lotus racing car #1
Lotus racing car #2
Lotus racing car #2

Puma

Puma profile
Puma profile
Puma front
Puma front
Puma logo
Puma logo

Sunbean Bluebird

Sunbeam Bluebird full body of a legendary car
Sunbeam Bluebird full body of a legendary car
Sunbeam Bluebird profile
Sunbeam Bluebird profile
Sunbean steering wheel
Sunbean steering wheel
The inside of the car
The inside of the car
The flag
The flag
Engine of the Bluebird was regarded as exceptionally advanced in its time.
Engine of the Bluebird was regarded as exceptionally advanced in its time.

Sunbeam 16/20 Sports

We are living for the history - as the song goes
We are living for the history – as the song goes
Sunbeam logo
Sunbeam logo
Shelsley Walsh racing course in an old photograph.
Shelsley Walsh racing course in an old photograph.
Sunbeam profile
Sunbeam profile
The seats - we wonder if they were comfortable.
The seats – we wonder if they were comfortable.
Sunbean seen from the side
Sunbean seen from the side
Sunbeam spare wheel
Sunbeam spare wheel

Turner GT

Turner seen from the front
Turner seen from the front
Turner profile
Turner profile
Turner seen from a side
Turner seen from a side
The wheel
The wheel
Turner logo
Turner logo
Mdina Grand Prix 2015 - the car that went a long way.
Mdina Grand Prix 2015 – the car that went a long way.

TVR

TVR seen from the front
TVR seen from the front
TVR profile
TVR profile
TVR seen from the side
TVR seen from the side
TVR steering wheel
TVR steering wheel

Wolseley

Wolseley seen from the front
Wolseley seen from the front
Wolseley profile
Wolseley profile

 

Motorcycles brands

AJS

AJS profile
AJS profile

BSA

BSA bike in full glory
BSA bike in full glory

Can Am

The background on this unusual motorbike
The background on this unusual motorbike
Can Am profile
Can Am profile
Cab Am seen from the side
Cab Am seen from the side

Ducati Desmoquattro

What a machine!
What a machine!
Ducati Desmoquattro seen from the front
Ducati Desmoquattro seen from the front
Ducati Desmoquattro profile
Ducati Desmoquattro profile

Ducati Diavel Carbon

Ducati Diavel Carbon - if you prefer toned colours
Ducati Diavel Carbon – if you prefer toned colours

Honda 750

Honda is one of worlds most recognized brands. More than Adidas, bet you didn't know that!
Honda is one of worlds most recognized brands. More than Adidas, bet you didn’t know that!

Kawasaki

Not always a ninja...
Not always a ninja…

Norton Superior

Norton_Superior
Suzuki

One of the best bikes we have ever seen
One of the best bikes we have ever seen

Yamaha 400

Another legendary brand - Yamaha
Another legendary brand – Yamaha

 

Till the next time

M/R

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