I have a big collection of snaps capturing the colour and detail of classic/custom cars and motorcycles, most I’ve seen at shows some I’ve helped design and build. I started taking these photos with my phone camera when I’d forgotten to bring along my Nikon and then it became a style I adopted for my Instagram account. The vibrant paint colours, patinas, interiors and the incredible details in these builds are a glorious illustration of the passion and effort that petrol heads put into their vehicles. I find it quite tricky to express how much I love cars and how excited, inspired, motivated and encouraged I am when I see, experience and design them. So I find these little snaps go a little way towards capturing that adoration, devotion and obsession.
I’m sharing a selection of these images on my social media platforms in a series of posts all curated by colour – creating our very own online petrol head gallery. I wasn’t going to share them on here but I’ve had a few requests to see them all in one place so of course I’m going to oblige! I hope you enjoy them folks, there will be many more soon…
I have trouble with names and faces, but I never forget a car.
- The Love Bug
Remember: the car is you, you are the car.
- Gone in 60 Seconds
Life’s too short to drive boring cars.
- Unknown, but obviously a petrol head,
She’s not just four wheels and an engine, she’s home.
- Anyone who loves cars.