BMWCC National Show – Gaydon, 14th August 2011

BMWCC National – Gaydon 13th/14th August 2011

This year was my 9th year of the BMWCC National Show at The Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon

I went down on the Saturday, to grab some photos of the E30 M3 photo-shoot. 68 cars were positioned to form the BMW M badge.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a high enough vantage point to do the layout justice (see below) – however, I’ve seen a preview of the official photos and it looks amazing

Sunday was an early start for us, 7:00 am at Gaydon, as once again we were marshalling – it makes for a long tiring day
A really good day, with loads of cars to see e.g. a new 1M in Valencia Orange, original M1 (x2), BMW Race Cars, M3s, old and new, a plenty
Also loads of trade stands – including Dodo Juice who relieved me of some of my money

A selection of my photos can be seen here – BMWCC Gaydon 2011 photos

One thing I did try was using off-camera flash with the Yong Nuo/Nikon SB600 to try and give some of my photos the Car Magazine look. I’m quite pleased with some of photos, but will¬†definitely¬†need to practice to get rid of flash burn/reflection – not easy when you’re photographing cars, so highly polished, they’re effectively mirrors.