Welsh Minister Vaughan Gething Visits CAI

Vaughan Gething MS, the Welsh Government’s Minister for Economy, visited gauge and instrument designer and manufacturer Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) on Make UK’s National Manufacturing Day.  CAI Managing Director Gavin Roberts gave Mr Gething a tour of the facility, where the company continues to manufacture SMITHS gauges for classic cars such as the Jaguar E-Type,… Read More

Triumph 6T Thunderbird Motorcycle

Triumph launched the 6T Thunderbird, their first post-war 650cc motorcycle, in the autumn of 1949.  And what a motorbike!  I photographed this 1951 model on the stand of the National Motorcycle Museum at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  I was looking to get photographs of SMITHS branded gauges on classic cars and motorcycles for my… Read More

Aston Martin Owners Club Visit CAI

The car park at Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) became an Aston Martin showcase when the Aston Martin Owners Club visited the gauge manufacturing facility based in Abercrave, near Swansea in South Wales.  CAI manufacture SMITHS speedometers, tachometers, clocks and other gauges.  The SMITHS brand of gauges feature has a unique and amazing history, featuring in… Read More

SMITHS Mini Speedometer

Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) continue to manufacture the classic SMITHS gauges for classic cars including the original Mini.  I have been fortunate enough to work with them for a number of years, providing photography and managing their social media.  Whilst at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed I took the opportunity to take some photographs… Read More

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 1989

Aston Martin only produced 192 V8 Vantage Volante luxury sports cars, with another 56 built to UK-specifications.  When first released, the V8 Vantage Volante was the fastest four-seater production car ever built, reaching a top speed of 170mph.  The V8 evolved from the DBS in April 1972 and was produced until 1989.  An Aston Martin… Read More

Bentley R-Type 1952-55

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is always a great place to built up my library of classic car photographs.  I attend to support Caerbont Automotive Instruments, building up a catalogue of images that are then used in blogs and on social media.  In 2019, there was a focus on Bentley classic cars.  Bentley Motors produced… Read More

Singer DLS Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is one of the world’s most iconic sports cars.  The shape, the style and the sound are much-loved by motoring enthusiasts.  Singer Vehicle Design re-imagined the car with the DLS Porsche 911.  Singer Vehicle Design is driven by the singular vision of Rob Dickinson- an ex car designer who then became a… Read More

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

A small selection of photographs from the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.  I was at the show with my client Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI).  CAI manufacture classic SMITHS gauges and Goodwood provides the ideal opportunity to photograph many rare classic cars featuring SMITHS instruments in their dashboards.  Additional photos of specific cars can also been… Read More

1930 Bentley 4.5-litre Le Mans Racer

I photographed this 1930 Bentley 4.5-litre (supercharged) racing car at the the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2017.  This car would have thundered around the circuit at the Le Mans 24hr race.  It was amazing looking at the sheer size of the Bentley and a dashboard jam packed with instrumentation.  I wonder what Lewis Hamilton… Read More

Cardiff Classic Mini Club

In 2019, the Mini celebrated a 60th anniversary.  The much-loved small car is synonymous with the 1960s, but whose popularity has grown in recent years.  These photographs were taken at a Cardiff Mini Club event held in Cardiff Bay outside the Wales Millennium Centre.  They have been used widely by Caerbont Automotive Instruments in blogs… Read More