As a photographer, capturing car shows in an artistic manner can often be quite the challenge. Usually cars are parked in rows, one after the other, leaving little in the way of creativity for us goons behind the lens.
However, when it comes to Rollhard at Bicester Heritage, things are a little different.
Much like Players at Goodwood, Rollhard is the only event of its kind to take place at the historic World War II site and this year, thanks to the pandemic, the RH team worked with Bicester Heritage to curate a fully outdoor show, affording them as many ticket sales as possible and keeping indoor areas to a bare minimum. This allowed them to open a new ‘technical’ area of the impressive location, offering show cars the chance to spread out in a completely random fashion amongst the various buildings, workshops and showrooms surrounding the airfield. The result? A show that, simply put, is a photographer’s dream.
From 8AM, the gates opened, and the airfield began to fill. The relative tranquillity of the site suddenly bursting into life with the rumble of flat six and V8, the latter belonging to not one but two Ford GT40’s in iconic Gulf livery. This pair weren’t the only historic racing cars in attendance with the RH team pulling out the stops to display an ex-Michael Schumacher Benetton F1 car on their stand.
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