Our friend, the incredibly talented Peter Aylward, attended the 2016 Silverstone Classic on StanceWorks’ behalf. As a motorsports photographer, there are few better places to be than trackside, and with such an exciting field of cars, it might be said that there are few better races, period.
I could hear it from a mile off; a raspy but throaty howl bounced between the buildings towards me as I waited for Antoine and his 135i to arrive. The sun was beginning to dip behind the treetops that surrounded the back lot I had chosen to shoot in, and most of the surrounding buildings and foliage were glowing a rather-desirable bright, burning orange. Antoine’s coupe grew louder, and moments later, he pulled into the lot, ready for the shoot.
From the 24th to the 26th of July, the Silverstone Circuit played host to one of the year’s best events in vintage motorsports. It’s known as the “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival,” and for good reason: the Silverstone Classic was one of the world’s first events to cater specifically to racing cars of decades passed. With 25 years under its belt, it has grown to earn and keep its title against an emerging field of events around the globe.
Last Friday marked the one year anniversary of Keith’s acquisition of his 1966 Volvo Amazon 122. It’s been only a year since he drove down to his friend, Jeremey’s, house to take a leap back into the car world after a brief hiatus. Jeremy, an avid Volvo fan himself, is the one guilty of spreading the Volvo bug to Keith. He always had a collection of Volvos around, ranging from built 240s to classic Amazons.
With each new article comes a new story, often entirely unique. From the car to the owner, each presents a story that tells of what is often a lifelong love for automobiles – I find myself prodding each owner with questions, inquiring about the idiosyncrasies that define each car’s uniqueness and history. My favorite question of all, however, is about the owner.