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 DB2/4 1953

This 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Arnolt Bertone Spyder was photographed for Caerbont Automotive Instruments (CAI) at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  CAI continue to manufacture the SMITHS gauges that feature in most Aston Martin classic cars.  This Arnolt-Aston Martin is one of the first six original DB2/4 LHD chassis that were fitted with special bodies… 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

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

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