Aston Martin DB3S vs Jaguar D type

One of the highlights from this year was a fabulous pairing of two 1950’s sports racing car icons that I photographed for Classic and Sports Car magazine.

The two cars were both based at the Classic Motor Hub near Bibury in Gloucestershire with stunning countryside and quiet roads for us to drive on nearby. Martin Chisholm runs a series of events at the Hub every year and welcomes classic car fans in for a look around the showroom.

We found a superb section of the old A40 that appeared to have been totally cut off with so quiet in fact that a Hare lolopped up before looking both ways and hopping across the road right in front of us. The wide well engineered road was reminiscent of the early Le Mans and Reims circuits where these cars found they fame and we blasted up and down without seeing another car for over an hour.

It’s rare to have a shoot with the perfect balance of great cars, decent weather,helpful people,a good location and enough time so I was chuffed when the cockpit ride in image made the cover.