An interesting look inside the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey. It’s amazing the design and care that goes into the production line and not just the MP4-12C.
“The heart of McLaren Automotive – The McLaren Technology Centre and the new McLaren Production Centre. The headquarters for one of the most successful Formula One racing teams, the Woking facility is world renowned for technology innovations and design. JF Musial tours the new production line for the MP4-12C and looks behind the scenes at what’s to come for the growing super car company and race team.”
This stunning set of photos are from a 2010 photo shoot to recreate the battle between the Porsche 917K and Ferrari 512S in the 1970 Spa 1000km race. Shot by Steffen Jahn they really create a strong atmosphere and sense of speed. Steffen has a really stunning portfolio of work.
Stuttgart-based Steffen Jahn uses a 56 megapixel Mamiya Leaf Aptus-II 10 to shoot these stunning images, capturing the spirit of the cars he photographs as much as their design and profile.
“I always try to bring inanimate objects to life. A car is all about speed, movement and acceleration and the fascination it brings to the driver as well as to the spectators. This is what I try to emphasize in my images,” said Jahn.
He discovered his passion for photography at an early age and up until recently relied on the traditional virtues of film, “After finishing an apprenticeship in one of Europe’s biggest car studios, I started to assist car photographers worldwide for a couple of years – and this lead straight into becoming a car photographer.”
Portuguese art director and graphic designer Ricardo Santos has created a striking set of artworks based on classic car and race livery design. The deconstruction of the car form and livery creates some really beautiful artworks with a lot of impact. You can buy prints from Society6 too.
“I try to focus on the shape, the shadows, glows and colours of the cars to create simple but eye catching images, which I believe is a direct influence of my day job in newspapers and magazines trying to create simple and easy to understand work.”
These are an amazing set of Motorsport videos produced by an anonymous editor ‘Mattzel89‘. They feature super slow motion shots put together into an evocative video sequence. If you’re a fan of cars and Motorsport they’re a must see.
Last week we spent the day at Goodwood Festival of Speed, near Chichester, enjoying the morning of rain and afternoon of brilliant sunshine. We shot photography of the hill climb practice, paddocks and exhibitions. A major highlight was the display of Lotus cars in front of the house, including the massive sculpture by Gerry Judah. You can see more of the photos on Flickr.
Alongside this central theme, the 2012 Festival celebrated the past, present and future achievements of Lotus as this pioneering British race and sports car manufacturer marks a number of important anniversaries in 2012. Inspired by the incomparable Colin Chapman, this small British company utilised unparalleled technical ingenuity to dominate all levels of motor sport, from club racing to Formula 1, creating a glorious and enduring legacy. A spectacular collection of winning Lotus cars, from F1, Indycars, saloons and sports cars, were a key attraction at this year’s Festival.
We just got the chance to watch Closer to the Edge. The cinematography is breathtaking, with the sheer speed portrayed around the course. The documentary itself does hold your attention for the length of the film. The slow motion and panning shots must look amazing in 3D (we still need to buy a 3D projector). It makes you want to go and see the TT for real. But definitely not ride in it, Guy Martin’s fiery crash at 170mph underlines how dangerous it is. Not to mention the fatalities.