vespamore photography - 35mm film photography by Paul Hart, gallery - here
RETROSPECTIVE SCOOTERS book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link - here
RETROSPECTIVE CYCLES book, photography by Paul Hart, available to order via link - here
vespamore also displays others' quality vespa photography as well as mine - images are credited with link to original photographer, artist or owner. If you see your images/films on here & object - let me know & they will be removed immediately.
Thanks for visiting - Paul Hart (vespamore photography).
Spent a very enjoyable morning at the 9th Sunday Scramble organised by Bicester Heritage some lovely motors to be seen walking around this historic setting...
Retropsective Scooters & London Scooter Bodyshop have recently moved again to larger premises in Walthamstow, housing the maintenance, restoration, bodyshop, blasting and painting etc all under one larger roof. To mark the occasion they held an open day on Saturday 16th April. You can see the full set of film shots I took here
WANT...!!! Just outrageously beautiful - I think my favourite Ferrari is Pininfarina's 275 GTB but the limited edition NART spider runs the coupe very close.. this came up at auction with Sotheby's on 14th May, see here and was estimated to sell for 19,000 000 - 23,000 000 euros..!!
You can see some film 35mm shots of a lovely 275 GTB at the 2011 Kop Hill Climb here
I was gutted I couldn't make SIP's open day earlier this month after being invited by Ralf from SIP; having to pass up the opportunity due to family committments. Judging by their blog report here and vid below, looks like it was a great day!
Those of you who call by here from time to time probably also buy Scootering Magazine occasionally, like me, others being more regular readers and subscribers to the mag,
Andy Gillard has worked with Scootering since 1997 and was made editor of the world's most popular read for scooterists in 2003. I was saddened but not wholly surprised to hear recently that Andy had stepped down as editor at the beginning of the year in January. The writing possibly was on the wall when publishing group Mortons took over Scootering and Classic Scooterist Scene a few years ago.
Scootering is a very mixed bag - restos, shabby chic, street racers, cutdowns, customs, choppers, autos, Vespa, Lambretta, Psychobilly, Mod, Skinhead etc,,, For me, not everything about the scene appeals but I've always believed and lived by the mantra, "live and let live". This is a belief held firm by Andy Gillard too. I always liked and respected that he kept a very open mind with his opinions and journalism, often in the face of some pretty narrow minded viewpoints. Scootering under Andy's editorship always encompassed many tastes and styles - providing something for everyone. My favourite gems were usually the stories and reports of travelling by scooter and far flung adventures across Europe and various parts of the globe, The creation of 'Dreadnought' for The Cannonball Run was also another fave. Stories, reports, reviews, Feedback page replies and so on were delivered professionally but always with a refreshing dose of self-depreciating humour, wit and sometimes irony, particularly by Andy and Martin 'Sticky' Round. I for one and many others, I know will miss the entertainment value provided by Andy Gillard's Scootering Magazine.
I can't claim to know Andy well but have met him a couple of times, once when he came to the launch of my Retrospective Scooters book with his other half Ann when I'd invited him. He'd been suffering with a heavy cold earlier that week but still made the effort and came out in support of the project, coming up from Essex to the Hackney pub hosting the launch. I've also had correspondence with Andy in recent years when he put my fotos of 'Luigi', an original paint dealer special GS150 VS4 on Scootering's front cover and more recently printed my 35mm film shots and report of my trip to Maskes Vespa Klassiekers in Holland last September, My proudest Scootering moments were probably winning the 'least crap snap' with a shot taken by my wife of me on the GL150 I owned at the time in 2006. Also having the shots of a very tidy custom VBB150 make it in to the mag as one of the feature scooters was definitely a highpoint, given I'd taken them on 35mm film.
Anyway, I'd like to place on record a massive thanks to Andy Gillard for his great work during his many years at Scootering, I hear he is currently working on a book project but wouldn't be surprised if before too long he is heading up another scooter mag.
You can keep up to date with Andy here - www.andygillard.co.uk
Frank & Jake's garage in Northchurch, Hertfordshire is set back off the main road that runs through the village. I usually sneak a quick look up their driveway as I go past and was glad I did today, as I spotted a very cool yellow Plymouth Duster, see next post. Behind the Duster was this classic Ford Fairlane 500.
These shots were taken on iPhone 5 but I did shoot this Plymouth Belvedere at Frank & Jake's on 35mm film back in 2009.
Frank & Jake's garage FB page - here