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.