PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog en-us (C) Professional Touch Ltd TA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:00 GMT Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:00 GMT http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/img/s/v-5/u536623488-o680653899-50.jpg PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog 120 68 FELDER FELDER UNVEIL SUSTAINABLE CARBON DRESS TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/9/felder-felder-unveil-sustainable-carbon-dress-to-celebrate-10th-anniversary No8 FELDER FELDER BMW I8No8 FELDER FELDER BMW I8FELDER AND FELDER AND THE BMW i8 LONDON FASHION WEEK SEPT 2016

Electric themed capsule collection marks second collaboration between Felder Felder and leaders in innovative sustainability BMW.

German twins Daniela and Annette Felder, of London based design duo Felder Felder, today unveil their 10th Anniversary Collection featuring exclusively up-cycled and sustainable fabrics.

The collection’s hero piece is the “Carbon Dress”, inspired by BMW i and created using carbon fibre from BMW’s electric vehicle programme.

No6 FELDER FELDER BMW I8FELDER FELDER DRESS with BMW I8FELDER AND FELDER AND THE BMW i8 LONDON FASHION WEEK SEPT 2016

Carbon material makes up 97% of the fringe-detailed, metallic grey skater dress, which took over 100 hours to make. The unique texture and shine of the material provides a futuristic finish, which remains lightweight and strong, but is more tactile and daring compared to other fashion fabrics. This combined with the cut of the dress makes it the star of the collection.

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The fully sustainable material, not yet available to the fashion industry in large quantities,was created at the same place that produces carbon fibre for BMW’s ground-breaking electric and Plug in Hybrid BMW i cars.

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Daniela and Annette Felder comment: ‘The carbon fabrics are amazing and unlike anything we’ve used before – we are honoured to be given access to them before anyone else. The woven fibre allows us to do more with the designs and push the boundaries of sustainable fashion. It adds amazing structure and the frayed carbon looks so great as tassels. We can’t wait to show everyone the collection’.

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The wider collection, in the label’s trademark rock n’ roll style, features flash electric motifs and up-cycled garments from their last decade of work. Daniela and Annette Felder will personally present this anniversary collection at an exclusive and intimate VIP dinner on Friday 16th September in London.

This is the second year Felder Felder has collaborated with the pioneers of the electric vehicle, BMW i, to create a more sustainable and green collection.

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) 10TH 2016 ANNIVERSARY AUTOMOTIVE BMW CARBON CELEBRATE CHARLES DAVIS DESIGNERS DRESS FASHION FELDER LONDON SUSTAINABLE THEIR TO UNVEIL WEEK i8 http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/9/felder-felder-unveil-sustainable-carbon-dress-to-celebrate-10th-anniversary Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:43:09 GMT
A 'COLLECTORS CAR' - A VERY RARE & SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 250BHP SUBARU IMPREZA WRX NB-R http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/8/very-rare-special-limited-edition-250-hp-subaru-impreza-wrx-nb-r Charles Davis' WRX NB-R 2Charles Davis' WRX NB-R

I guess you could call the WRX NB-R a 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing', that is, if any WRX can be described as a Sheep?

 

So why NB-R?  Nurburgring of course!

 

From time to time you come across very rare and special limited edition cars that have gone unnoticed in the automotive sector and the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX NB-R is certainly that!

 

I was lucky enough to recently acquire this 'BugEye' in pristine 'original' condition, having only been driven 22000 miles and being specially imported from Japan by its one and only original owner into the UK in June 2006 as nearly new with a few miles on the the clock.  

 

Manufacturer in Japan in June 2003 as one of the last WRX NB-R's with an EJ205 engine and AVCS (Active Valve Control System) coupled with an MHI TD04L turbocharger. The engine produces a whopping standard 250BHP (184 kW) at 6000 rpm, considerably more than the UK WRX at that time, that was developing 215 - 221BHP depending upon the Model.  Where the UK WRX STI was developing 261BHP.  WRX NB-R Special EquipmentWRX NB-R Special Equipment

 

So how do you spot one?  Well here are a few of the characteristics together with some original images produced by Subaru for the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) at the time to help you identify the elusive 250BHP WRX NB-R.

 

How to Identify a Subaru Impreza WRX NBR?

  • EJ205 with AVCS (Active Valve Control System) coupled with an MHI TD04L turbocharger.
  • Higher Rear Wing (on Wing Riser)
  • STi Shocks & Back Box (Torsen rear LSD)
  • Close-Ratio Gears
  • Alloy Pedals
  • 17" Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lamp Covers 

WRX NB-R Spec http://specs.cars-directory.net/subaru/impreza_wrx/2.0_WRX_NB-R_19890.html

 

WRX NBR Spec from Gooney Exchange http://www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/SUBARU__IMPREZA_WRX/4502548/​

 

2nd Generation Subaru Impreza (Including the NBR Spec) on WIKIPEDIA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Impreza_(second_generation)

 

(The below information was sourced from http://cars-directory.net/history/subaru/impreza_wrx/  )

 

Rev. A (2000)

August 2000 brings the 2001MY WRX NB sedan. It has an EJ205 with AVCS (Active Valve Control System) coupled with an MHI TD04L turbocharger. The engine produces 250 PS (184 kW) at 6000 rpm with 34 kg/m (333 N/m) at 3600 rpm. The wheels are 16 inch in diameter. The car uses 2 pot/1 pot front and rear brakes. The front brake rotors are ventilated while the rear are solid disks. It has a Torsen rear Limited Slip Differential and a 4.44 final drive ratio. The transmission has close-ratio gears unique to Subaru of Japan at that point in time. The car has a curb weight of 1340 kg (2954 lb).

 

Rev. B (2001)

The 2002MY WRX NB sedan debuts on September 2001. The mechanical specifications are similar to the previous year's model but the curb weight has been increased to 1350kg (2976 lb).

 

Rev. C (2002)

The WRX NB-R sedan is released on November 2002. The power and torque ratings are the same as the previous year. The wheel diameters are increased to 17" in size. The rear brake rotor is changed to a ventilated disk, leaving the car to use only ventilated disks for braking. The car has 4 pot/2 pot front and rear brakes. The rear wing is on wing risers. The car now weighs 1361 kg (3000 lb).

 

Rev. D (2003)

The WRX line receives a body exterior update and an improved transmission.

 

(Original Images sourced from http://www.subaru-impreza.de/Sonderserien/NB-R.htm​

Original JDM WRX NB-R Brochure with TitleOriginal JDM WRX NB-R Brochure with Title Original JDM WRX NB-R Brochure Spec 1Original JDM WRX NB-R Brochure Spec 1 Original JDM WRX NB-R Brochure 2Original JDM WRX NB-R Brochure 2

WRX NB-R Engine Bay (Stock shot from Japan)WRX NB-R Engine Bay (Stock shot from Japan)

Well certainly 'Very Rare & Limited Special Edition' and certainly a "Collectors Car' for sure as I can't imagine too many ever reached Britain.

 

If you have a WRX NB-R in amazing condition or you're just interested in my WRX NB-R, then get in touch as I'd love to hear more about this very special version of the Subaru Impreza WRX!

 

Below are some more current images of my WRX NB-R

Driver's Side View of Charles Davis' WRX NB-RDriver's Side View of Charles Davis' WRX NB-R

Raised Rear Wing of Charles Davis' WRX NB-RRaised Rear Wing of Charles Davis' WRX NB-R The characteristic WRX Front Scoop of Charles Davis' WRX NB-RThe characteristic WRX Front Scoop of Charles Davis' WRX NB-R

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Bay of Charles Davis' WRX NB-REngine Bay of Charles Davis' WRX NB-R

Charles Davis' WRX NB-R 3Charles Davis' WRX NB-R (Rear View)

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NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLE http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/2/new-ds-3-and-fashion-icon-iris-apfel-driven-by-style 10.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLE10.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLEFashion Icon Iris Apfel is Ambassador to DS 3 6.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLE6.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLEDS 3 4.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLE4.NEW DS 3 AND FASHION ICON IRIS APFEL, DRIVEN BY STYLEFashion Icon Iris Apfel

  • DS Automobiles has announced 94 year-old worldwide fashion icon, Iris Apfel, as its ambassador for New DS 3.
  • The campaign kicks off across social media this week, with television advertising commencing 26 February.
  • The colourful campaign stars New DS 3 and Iris Apfel wearing her distinctive oversized glasses andjewellery.
  • 'Driven By Style’ is the shared philosophy that makes this collaboration so refreshing.

Since the launch of DS 3 in 2010, more than 390,000 customers have succumbed to the charms of the stylish Parisian car around the world and 100,000 here in the UK. Both the hatchback and Cabrio versions impress with a wide range of customisation options, providing the best combination of style, comfort and dynamism.

To celebrate the launch of New DS 3 and DS 3 Cabrio, the DS brand has created an advertising campaign based on the primary reason for purchasing a premium supermini: style. The campaign features the remarkable fashion icon and legendary business woman, Iris Apfel.

Iris Apfel, famous for her avant-garde style, is one of the most influential women in the world of fashion.  This inspiring lady, aged 94, is instantly recognisable thanks to her oversized glasses and bold combinations of jewellery and accessories. Previously the chief editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Apfel supervised the decoration of the White House for nine Presidents of the United States between 1950 and 1992. It is not uncommon to find her in the media or to discover an exhibition dedicated to her and her style, for example the recent exhibition at MOMA in New York.

Today she becomes the ambassador for New DS 3 and is at the heart of the international advertising campaign which launches across DS Automobiles’ Facebook and Twitter channels in the UK and France.

The campaign will run on television screens and outdoor displays from 26 February in the UK and 1 March in France. Other European countries will follow.

'Driven By Style' is a colourful campaign that tells the story of a dream meeting between two characters and the sharing of the same vision.

The television commercial was directed by Jérémie Rozan from Standard Productions. The chosen music 'Odd Night' was composed by DVNO and can be heard exclusively on the TV advertisement 'Driven by Style'. It will be officially released on iTunes in the coming weeks. DVNO, also known as Mehdi Pinson, is a French musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, producer, entertainer and DJ. He is best known by Ed Banger fans for his guest appearance on the song ‘DVNO’ with fellow countrymen Justice​. 

#DrivenByStyle

To watch the New DS 3 TV commercial visit: https://youtu.be/RY8dLhouggo

For more information on the DS brand, visit www.DSautomobiles.co.uk

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) 2016 3 @ProPhotography Advertising Ambassador Apfel Cabrio Campaign Charles Citroen DS Davis Fashion Icon International Iris Media Photographer www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/2/new-ds-3-and-fashion-icon-iris-apfel-driven-by-style Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:35:42 GMT
CITROËN HELPS TWO RIVERS MAKE A HOME http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/2/citro-n-helps-two-rivers-make-a-home CITROËN HELPS TWO RIVERS MAKE A HOMECITROËN HELPS TWO RIVERS MAKE A HOMEDavid Morss hands Remco Kroese keys to latest Citroen purchases Two Rivers Housing, a social housing provider in the Forest of Dean, has taken delivery of its first Citroën vans.  With the delivery of 1 x Relay 35 Crew Cab dropside, 2 x Nemo, 2 x Dispatch and 18 x Relay vans, Two Rivers Housing now has an all-Citroën van fleet.

The new vans, which replace a mixed fleet of leased and short term hired vehicles, will be used by Two Rivers Housing’s home-based technicians who provide maintenance services for its 4,000 homes in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.   

Two Rivers Housing has specified all of its new Citroën vans in Polar White paint. The Relay 35 Crew Cab dropside truck has a single cab, tool pod and dropside body. Supplied by Warners of Cheltenham, a Citroën Business Centre, the new vans have been acquired on 4-year/60,000 mile Automotive Leasing contract hire agreements. 

Remco Kroese, Two River Housing’s Head of Contract Services, comments, “While complying with procurement legislation, Citroën was the top manufacturer out of a field of three.  Nemo, Dispatch and Relay vans are ideally suited in size and carrying capacity to meet our range of operational requirements. At the same time they provide low whole life costs and high levels of driver comfort and safety.”

Founded in 2003, Two Rivers Housing provides affordable homes in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.  It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with a £21 million turnover and 4,000 properties of various sizes and styles of social housing.

CITROËN HELPS TWO RIVERS MAKE A HOMECITROËN HELPS TWO RIVERS MAKE A HOMETwo Rivers Housing Maintenance Staff keep Residence Safe & Sound in their Homes

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) @ProPhotography Automotive Charles Citroen Commercial Davis Fleet Froese Housing PR Photographer ReedPR Remco Rivers Two Van Vehicles http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2016/2/citro-n-helps-two-rivers-make-a-home Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:23:00 GMT
DS 3 DRIVES BATHSTORE HOME DESIGN SERVICE LAUNCH http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2015/12/ds-3-drives-bathstore-home-design-service-launch Leading UK specialist retailer bathstore is taking delivery of a major order of 140 DS 3 PureTech 110 S&S DStyle Nav manual cars to help the Watford-based bathroom retailer roll out its new Home Design Service nationwide.  The cars will allow bathstore colleagues to visit customers at home to design new bathroom installations.

Claire Bayliss, bathstore Chief Commercial Officer (centre) and Dean Weston, bathstore Deputy CEO (right) take the keys from Simon Griffith, Corporate Sales Manager, Citroën & DS AutomobilesClaire Bayliss, bathstore Chief Commercial Officer (centre) and Dean Weston, bathstore Deputy CEO (right) take the keys from Simon Griffith, Corporate Sales Manager, Citroën & DS Automobiles The DS 3s were acquired on Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ 36 month contract hire, with maintenance lease agreements for a mixture of 6,000, 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000 annual mileage terms, according to which part of the country the cars are based. The DS 3s will have a full-vinyl wrap, carrying the bathstore eye-catching Home Design Service livery, applied before delivery. The cars will be spread across the UK at bathstore-owned and bathstore franchise stores.

Dean Weston, bathstore Deputy CEO (centre) and Claire Bayliss, bathstore Chief Commercial Officer (right) take the keys from Simon Griffith, Corporate Sales Manager, Citroën & DS AutomobilesDean Weston, bathstore Deputy CEO (centre) and Claire Bayliss, bathstore Chief Commercial Officer (right) take the keys from Simon Griffith, Corporate Sales Manager, Citroën & DS Automobiles Thanks to its striking design, DS 3 is ideal for high-profile roles, such as the new bathstore Home Design Service.  It is also versatile and compact, with hatchback practicality for everyday business use.  Drivers benefit from low BIK ratings and their satisfaction is also assured with an array of comfort, convenience and safety features. These include eMyWay Satellite navigation, DS Connect Box with emergency assistance and rear parking sensors. 

Dean Weston, bathstore Deputy CEO and Chief Operations Officer, commented, “The DS 3’s three cylinder, 110hp PureTech petrol engine delivers lively performance, excellent 62.8mpg Combined Cycle fuel economy and low CO2 emissions of just 104g/km.  The style, functionality and low whole life costs of DS 3 appealed to bathstore. The cars will be used to visit customers’ homes so need to be compact and easy to park in residential roads and car parks.  The size and specification of DS 3 is ideal for this purpose.”

Seb Bielec, Hitachi Capital Car Solutions Business Development Manager, commented, “bathstore gave us specific objectives for its new Home Design Service.  To meet these requirements, Hitachi Capital proposed a fully-outsourced fleet solution, comprising of contract hire with maintenance and short term hire.  These new vehicles will become strong visual representations for bathstore, promoting and taking their products to customers around the country.  The cost effective, low maintenance and reliable solution offered by Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions was best suited to meet bathstore’s business objectives.”

Bathstore is the UK’s leading specialist bathroom retailer with 172 stores.  It works with top European designers and many of its ranges are exclusive to Bathstore.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
PHIL REED, REED PUBLIC RELATIONS, 020 8668 4048
Email: leadingpr@aol.com

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) & 2015 @ProPhotography Automobiles Bathstore Bayliss CEO Charles Chief Citroen Claire Commercial Corporate DS DS3 Davis Dean December Deputy Executive FrankPR Griffith Manager Officer Phil Photographer Photography Reed ReedPR Sales Simon Weston www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2015/12/ds-3-drives-bathstore-home-design-service-launch Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:55:44 GMT
#BTS Film by @ShuutFilms of our 'Futuristic' & 'Doll' #Fashion Photo-Shoot http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/10/-bts-film-by-shuutfilms-of-our-futuristic-doll-fashion-photo-shoot

Fashion Shoot - behind the scenes from shuutfilms on Vimeo.

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) @ProPhotography Alison Birmingham Bond Bromell Charles Davis Chloe Coleman Doll Dourvari Emma Fashion Films Futuristic Industrial Jessica Many Munford Parker Photographer Saiphou Selina Shuut Sofia Zowie www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/10/-bts-film-by-shuutfilms-of-our-futuristic-doll-fashion-photo-shoot Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:23:03 GMT
Success in Store as Glasgow 2014 begins work on Flagship City Centre Superstore http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/6/success-in-store-as-glasgow-2014-begins-work-on-flagship-city-centre-superstore Glasgow 2014 has today (Monday, 2 June) started work on its flagship store in the city’s George Square. It has also opened its first official pop-up retail kiosks in Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Shopping Centre.
 
The superstore in the heart of Glasgow will sell a large range of official Games merchandise and will open for business on 28 June. Extending to around 12,500 sq ft, the specially designed shop will also stock a number of special edition products which would normally only be available at Games venues.
 
All Team Scotland merchandise will be available in the shop which is one of more than 40 retail units which will operate across the city and in venues. 
 
Situated in two of Glasgow’s busiest shopping hubs, the pop-up kiosks will stock a wide range of official merchandise including Glasgow 2014 and Team Scotland clothing for adults and kids, souvenirs such as mugs, key rings and pin badges as well as replicas of our cheeky mascot Clyde.
 
The kiosks, which will be open seven days a week, until the middle of August,  give sports fans another chance to get their hands on official Glasgow 2014 merchandise, which is already on sale from the official outlet store in Central Station. Merchandise can also be bought online at https://shop.glasgow2014.com//.
 
The store and kiosks, are creating new jobs as part of a drive which will see several hundred temporary jobs created in Glasgow to handle the sale of official Commonwealth Games merchandise.
 
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said:
 
“Starting the build on the Glasgow 2014 superstore on George Square takes us another step closer to the Games becoming a reality. Shoppers will be able to buy their own little piece of Games history and by including the special edition products we can ensure as many people as possible enjoy the full Games experience. Our first official pop-up shopping centre kiosks - in Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Centre - are also in a great location and should be extremely popular with Games fans, tourists and shoppers.
 
“For many people arriving in Glasgow for the Games, the kiosks and retail stores will be their first experience of Glasgow 2014 and we are confident it will be a memorable one.”
 
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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) @ProPhotography Charles Davis City Centre Commonwealth Games Flag Ship Glasgow 2014 Scotland Super Store http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/6/success-in-store-as-glasgow-2014-begins-work-on-flagship-city-centre-superstore Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:01:00 GMT
SUPERMODEL SOPHIE ANDERTON OPENS SOFIA DOURVARI's LONDON FASHION WEEK SHOW 2014 http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/5/sofia-dourvaris-london-fashion-week-show-2014 Super Model: Sophie Anderton open Sofia Dourvari's Show at LFW Feb 2014Super Model: Sophie Anderton

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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) 2014 Designer Fashion Fashions Finest LFW LFW14 Model Professional Photography Sophie Anderton Super SuperModel charlesdavis photographer sofia dourvari http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/5/sofia-dourvaris-london-fashion-week-show-2014 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:48:00 GMT
THE LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE IS REBORN http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/5/the-lightweight-e-type-is-reborn IN BRIEF
'Lightweight' E-Type Chassis
Jaguar is to build six brand new ‘Lightweight’ E-types – the ‘missing’ six Lightweights that were never built from the intended 18-car series
Jaguar’s first ever ‘re-creation’ project, the all-aluminium cars will be assigned the six remaining chassis numbers which were originally allocated in 1963
All six vehicles will be built as perfect reproductions and to the exact specifications of the original 12 cars first produced in 1963
The first new Lightweight E-type will make its public debut later this summer. Further information will be released at that point
Rear of 'Lightweight' E-Type Chasis
IN DETAIL
 
(Whitley, Coventry – 14/05/2014)
 
Jaguar is to build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred Lightweight E-type that was created in 1963. The new cars are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from Jaguar’s Lightweight E-type project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 ‘Special GT E-type Cars’.
 
Only 12 of the aluminium bodied Lightweight E-types were eventually built, the last in 1964, the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now.
 
The new cars will be hand-built in-house by Jaguar’s finest craftsmen. Each car will be constructed to the exact specifications of their original 1960s forebears – including the 3.8-litre straight-six engine.
 
The Lightweight carried approximately 114kg (250lb) less weight than a standard E-type, thanks to its all-aluminium body and engine block, a lack of interior trim and exterior chrome work and a host of further weight-saving features including lightweight, hand-operated side windows.
 
Jaguar expects a high demand for the six Lightweight E-types. Established Jaguar collectors, especially those with historic race car interests, will be prioritised amongst those potential customers who express interest.
3.8 Litre Jaguar Engine
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prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) @ProPhotography Charles Davis E-Type Jaguar Lightweight Photographer Professional Photography Reborn www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/5/the-lightweight-e-type-is-reborn Wed, 14 May 2014 14:26:42 GMT
SKY’S THE LIMIT AS VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES HELPS BRITISH KITESURFING CHAMPION http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/4/sky-s-the-limit-as-volkswagen-commercial-vehicles-helps-british-kitesurfing-champion
  • British Kitesurfing Champion Hannah Whiteley takes delivery of a new California SE
  • Perfect home-away-from-home base for three-times British champion
  • New California available from £35,830
  • Three-times British kitesurfing champion, Hannah WhiteleyThree-times British kitesurfing champion, Hannah WhiteleySKY’S THE LIMIT AS VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES HELPS BRITISH KITESURFING CHAMPION
    Few sports embrace the outdoor life as completely as kitesurfing.
     
    Three-times British kitesurfing champion, Hannah Whiteley, has taken delivery of a new member of her back-up team – a Volkswagen California SE. The latest version of Volkswagen’s iconic camper van will provide Hannah with the perfect home-away-from-home as she trains and competes around the UK. The California’s unique layout and design means she will be able to carry all her equipment with ease, and stay at the beach to maximise her time on the water.
     
    Hannah’s busy training schedule sees her travel over an hour each way to the nearest expanse of kiteable water of Lytham in Northwest England. TheCalifornia will provide an ideal base while she is at the beach.
     
    Every aspect of the California SE has been designed to make outdoor living easy, with no compromise on comfort or convenience.  Featuring a two-burner hob, a kitchen sink and 42-litre fridge,two full-sized double beds, two chairs and a table that folds away neatly into the tailgate, the California will provide the ideal resting placeafter a hard day’s surf.
     
    The Volkswagen California’s impressive performance and fuel efficient 2.0-litre TDI engine will also help keep fuel bills to a minimum.
     
    Hannah Whiteley, said: “I am over the moon with my new Volkswagen California. It will really help me with my training and getting to and from competitions. I have a great deal of kit to carry and the California allows me to do this in style. I’ve now got a mobile luxury base, which allows me to train for longer as well as stay over if I wish. I can’t wait for my first road trip away!”
     
    The loan is part of Volkswagen’s ongoing sponsorship agreement with Whiteley, a role that has seen the three-times British Kitesurfing Champion become a valued ambassador for the vehicle manufacturer.
     
    For full details of the California, or to find the nearest Volkswagen Van Centre, please visit
    www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk, or call 0800 717131. For the latest updates follow Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on Twitter @Volkswagen_CV or Facebook: facebook.com/VolkswagenCommercialVehiclesUK
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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) BRITISH KITESURFING CHAMPION Charles Davis HELPS SKY'S THE LIMIT VEHICLES VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/4/sky-s-the-limit-as-volkswagen-commercial-vehicles-helps-british-kitesurfing-champion Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:14:44 GMT
    BARBOUR & LAND ROVER ANNOUNCE FIRST COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP: ‘BARBOUR FOR LAND ROVER’ http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/3/barbour-land-rover-announce-first-collaborative-partnership-barbour-for-land-rover ‘BARBOUR FOR LAND ROVER’ 4‘BARBOUR FOR LAND ROVER’ 4
    Two quintessentially British icons, Barbour and Land Rover have announced their first clothing collaboration for Autumn Winter ‘14.  This is the first time that the two brands have officially collaborated.
     
    The partnership draws on both Barbour and Land Rover’s key strengths to deliver a range of clothing built on the shared foundations of capability, design, durability and reliability.  The result is a range of men’s and women’s apparel collaboratively designed and developed by two great British brands forming:  ‘Barbour for Land Rover’ collection. 
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    Inspired by Land Rover’s contemporary design, the two ranges are a modern interpretation of rural traditions. Country Lux inspired by the British countryside introduces a new tartan exclusively designed for this collaboration.   It matches contemporary tailored shapes with traditional Barbour rugged construction and a touch of country inspired luxury. Traditional country detailing is married with technical modern touches and ergonomically-shaped fits for comfort.  A lifestyle collection, the choice of jackets is complimented by quilts, gilets and a range of wax and wool knits, accessories and matching luggage.  The women’s wax and quilts are flatteringly cut with smart leather trims and knitwear is soft and luxurious.
     
    Black Label is a totally practical range of clothing at home in the country or the city.  Fitted and tailored, the range is designed for a modern savvy customer who demands the high standards of workmanship and finish from their clothing. Black Label is understated and stylish but totally practical and fit for purpose. The collection includes knitwear with an exclusive black gloss trim pack alongside the jackets.
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    Steve Buck, Managing Director, Barbour said “There is a strong synergy between Barbour and Land Rover – we are both established British brands, renowned for our understated style and synonymous with the British countryside.  The unrivalled reputation of both our brands is founded upon a long history of listening to our customers and producing products of the highest quality that combine modern innovation with tradition and heritage.  The new Barbour Land Rover clothing range is fit for purpose, practical and stylish and we are delighted and proud to be working in partnership with Land Rover.”
     
    Robin Colgan, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said “This partnership fits perfectly with the Land Rover brand; both marques are revered for their all-terrain and all-weather resilience allowing customers to go about their business whatever the conditions.
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    “Barbour for Land Rover will produce clothing which will draw from both brand’s rich heritage and shared understanding of how style and functionality work together to culminate in products which are sophisticated, capable, durable and reliable.”
     
    The collections will be available from August 2014 and will be retailed through Barbour and Land Rover distribution channels worldwide.
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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) BARBOUR & LAND ROVER BARBOUR FOR LAND ROVER Charles Davis FIRST COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP Photographer www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/3/barbour-land-rover-announce-first-collaborative-partnership-barbour-for-land-rover Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:17:29 GMT
    TV STAR MELANIE SYKES TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW ABARTH 500C http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/3/tv-star-melanie-sykes-takes-delivery-of-new-abarth-500c All the performance of an Abarth 500? Or all the freedom of a convertible Fiat 500? That was the choice TV presenter Melanie Sykes thought she was facing.

    TV STAR MELANIE SYKES TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW ABARTH 500CTV STAR MELANIE SYKES TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW ABARTH 500CTV STAR MELANIE SYKES WITH HER NEW ABARTH 500C

    So when she discovered that the Abarth 500 was available in 500C convertible form, offering small car performance with the thrill of wind-in-the-hair motoring in one stylish and well-equipped package, she was doubly delighted.

    Melanie, the new presenter of BT Sport’s MotoGP TV coverage, has previously owned a Fiat 500C and wanted another. But she was also looking for the added performance that a 140bhp Abarth 500 can offer.

    “Having owned the Fiat 500C before, I knew I wanted to go back into a convertible, but I also had my eye on an Abarth,” says Melanie. “So when Abarth told me there was 500C version, I was really excited. And just look at it – it’s fabulous.”

    The soft top of the Abarth 500C stands out for its refined electric linkage and quality engineering solutions, such as the foldaway glass rear window and the built-in centrally positioned high mounted stop light.

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    The car also features Abarth’s Competizione gearbox, a five-speed automated manual transmission, which also allows drivers to change gear using paddles mounted behind the steering wheel for a sportier feel.

    A 1.4-litre turbo-charged engine gives the 500C a top speed of 128mph, and 0-62mph time of just 8.1 seconds. The eco-friendly unit complies with Euro 6 standards.

    The Abarth 500C costs £16,055 (manual version), and £17,355 (Competizione gearbox).

    Melanie collected her car from London-based specialist Abarth dealership, Motor Village Marylebone.

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) ABARTH 500C BT Sport Charles Davis MELANIE SYKES MotoGP NEW Photographer TAKES DELIVERY OF TV TV STAR www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2014/3/tv-star-melanie-sykes-takes-delivery-of-new-abarth-500c Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:48:14 GMT
    X FACTOR STAR, ELLA HENDERSON DEBUTS THE PEUGEOT DESIGN LAB PLEYEL PIANO IN THE UK http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2013/1/x-factor-star-ella-henderson-debuts-the-peugeot-design-lab-pleyel-piano-in-the-uk  

    "X Factor star" "Ella Henderson" "debuts" "Peugeot Design Lab" "Pleyel piano"
    • X Factor star, Ella Henderson debuts the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano in the UK"X Factor star" "Ella Henderson" "debuts" "Peugeot Design Lab" "Pleyel piano"Ella Henderson launches the Pleyel Peugeot Design Lab Piano.
    • Peugeot Design Lab designed the piano for Pleyel – an established piano maker"X Factor star" "Ella Henderson" "debuts" "Peugeot Design Lab" "Pleyel piano"Ella Henderson launches the Pleyel Peugeot Design Lab Piano.
    • The innovative piano design has many patented features which are the first for piano design in over 100 years

    X Factor sensation Ella Henderson debuted the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano today in the UK with a one-off special performance.  Ella, 17, showcased her extraordinary vocal and pianist abilities with an acoustic version of Cher’s ‘Believe’ as she evaluated the new piano - an innovative design with patented features which are the first for a piano design in over 100 years.

    Watch Ella’s performance of Cher’s ‘Believe’ on the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano here: Launch video /  Performance video "X Factor star" "Ella Henderson" "debuts" "Peugeot Design Lab" "Pleyel piano"Ella Henderson launches the Pleyel Peugeot Design Lab Piano.

    After performing on the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano, Ella Henderson, said; “It’s been a real privilege to be one of the first performers to play on the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano. The design of it is so different to anything I’ve played on before and while it comes from a company more recognised for their stylish cars, it looks so futuristic and sounds incredible. It definitely added something to my performance today.  My emotions today were a mixture of excitement and nervous energy, but I was worried people might be paying more attention to the piano than me!”

    Peugeot, most easily recognised for its cars, also has a wealth of expertise that comes from 200 years of industrial heritage and 120 years of acknowledged automobile manufacture. In June 2012, Peugeot launched the ‘Peugeot Design Lab’ in Paris – a global brand design studio whose vocation is the design of non-automotive products, services and experiences for the Peugeot brand and external clients in all business sectors.

    The Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano marks the first design created by an expert team of designers, engineers and technicians. Its development required many months of research, study and tests to ensure the piano retained Pleyel’s high sound quality, while delivering a unique playing experience and innovative exterior.

    The end result features a number of unique innovations now patented; for the first time in the history of the piano the audience can see the artist play from all frontal views, showing off the pianist’s hands and creating a higher level of sound response and interaction between them and the audience."X Factor star" "Ella Henderson" "debuts" "Peugeot Design Lab" "Pleyel piano"

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) Charles Davis Ella Henderson Peugeot Design Lab Photographer Pleyel piano X Factor star debuts www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2013/1/x-factor-star-ella-henderson-debuts-the-peugeot-design-lab-pleyel-piano-in-the-uk Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:52:12 GMT
    SIR CHRIS HOY LAUNCHES JAGUAR CYCLE CHALLENGE AT THE LONDON BIKE SHOW http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2013/1/sir-chris-hoy-launches-jaguar-cycle-challenge-at-the-london-bike-show Sir Chris Hoy MBE was present to show support for the launch of the Jaguar Cycle Challenge at The London Bike Show 2013. The multiple world and Olympic champion track cyclist, and Jaguar Academy of Sport Ambassador, was on hand as the programme, which will be managed by Jaguar dealerships in partnership with local cycling clubs throughout the UK, was announced to an enthusiastic audience.

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    Speaking at the event, which attracted over 85,000 visitors throughout the weekend to London Excel, Sir Chris Hoy MBE said: “It is fantastic to see Jaguar and its network of UK dealers taking an active role in cycling. I hope people across the nation are inspired to take part in the Jaguar Cycle Challenge.

    “It is important that we harness the rising popularity of cycling in this country and through the Jaguar Academy of Sport, there is a real opportunity to facilitate the development of rising stars in this great sport.”

    Every Jaguar dealer across the UK will be holding their inaugural Cycle Challenge events on 01 February, working with local cycling clubs and bicycle retailers to support and encourage cycling programmes in the local community.  A Jaguar dealer locator is available online at: http://www.jaguar.com/gb/en/dealerlocator/

    The commitment of Jaguar to cycling is highlighted by its successful partnership with Team Sky; winners of the 2012 Tour de France. Two prototype versions of the new Jaguar XF Sportbrake in striking livery were used to support the Team Sky Riders and its management team throughout cycling’s most famous endurance race.

    During the first weekend in February visitors to UK Jaguar dealers can be among the first to discover why the new XF Sportbrake lives at the heart of the pro-peloton, and prepare to achieve peak cycling performance in 2013. The all-new XF Sportbrake is a serious cyclist’s dream. With a balance of flowing beauty and intelligent utility, it’s packed with sophisticated technology for ultimate driving engagement, yet offers a spacious 1,675 litres of loadspace to accommodate cycling equipment.

     
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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) Bike Show Charles Davis Cycle Challenge Cycle Show Jaguar Jaguar Cars UK Photographer Sir Chris Hoy MBE Team Sky www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2013/1/sir-chris-hoy-launches-jaguar-cycle-challenge-at-the-london-bike-show Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:40:49 GMT
    THAT AWFUL MOMENT WHEN A 'TOP MODEL' TRIPS! http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/12/that-awful-moment-when-a-top-model-trips "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" ALL GOING FINE STRUTTING DOWN THE CATWALK...

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" OOPS! THAT AWFUL MOMENT OF THE 'TRIP OR SLIP'...

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" THE RECOVERY & KNOWING NERVOUS SMILE & WAVE

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" ...THEN, THE REGAINING OF COMPOSURE AND WONDERING IF ANYONE NOTICED?

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" FEW, I MADE IT!

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" THE KNOWING SMILE OF A COLLEAGUE

    "Clothes Show Live 2012" "Top Model" "Trips" "NEC" "Charles Davis" "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY" WHAT'S THE CAPTION?

    For More Images and Highlights from the 2012 Clothes Show Live...

     

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) Charles Davis Clothes Show Live 2012 NEC PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Top Model Trips http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/12/that-awful-moment-when-a-top-model-trips Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:26:50 GMT
    Daisy Lowe & Henry Holland Open 24th Annual 'CLOTHES SHOW LIVE' in Association with SUZUKI http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/12/daisy-lowe-henry-holland-open-24th-annual-clothes-show-live "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "NEC Birmingham"

    Clothes Show Live ambassador Daisy Lowe officially opened the 2012 Clothes Show Live yesterday and was joined by co-presenter Henry Holland who is appearing throughout the five-day event as well as all the Celebrities that appeared at the Show on Friday.

    Clothes Show Live takes place from the 7th-11th December at the NEC Birmingham and is the UK largest Fashion & Beauty Event.

    More to come from the Amazing Suzuki Fashion Theatre... with some Highlights from the Show! including a Performance by JLS...

    "Daisy Lowe" "Henry Holland" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live"

    "Daisy Lowe" "Henry Holland" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live"

    "Daisy Lowe" "Amy Childs" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "Peter Andre" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "Daisy Lowe" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live" "Zara Martin" "Clothes Show Live" "2012" "NEC Birmingham" "Model" "Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live"

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) 2012 Britain & Ireland Next Top Model Live Charles Davis Clothes Show Live Daisy Lowe Henry Holland Model NEC Birmingham www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/12/daisy-lowe-henry-holland-open-24th-annual-clothes-show-live Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:54:10 GMT
    ASTON MARTIN WORKS PREPARES BOND CAR FOR SKYFALL http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/11/aston-martin-works-prepares-bond-car-for-skyfall The iconic silver Aston Martin DB5 which features in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, was prepared at Aston Martin Works, renowned worldwide as the official heritage and service division of the marque."Aston Martin" "DB5" "SKYFALL" "James Bond" "EON Productions"  "Kingsley Riding-Felce"

    Aston Martin has a long association with James Bond – Skyfall is the fifth Bond movie in which the DB5 has made an appearance. Other models have also played a part over the years, from the DBS in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the V8 Vantage Volante in The Living Daylights, the Vanquish in Die Another Day and the DBS in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. And of course, many of them have featured exciting gadgets from the ejector seat in the DB5 to the spike-producing tyres and a self-destruct function found on the V8 Vantage Volante. "Aston Martin" "DB5" "SKYFALL" "James Bond" "EON Productions"  "Kingsley Riding-Felce"

    It is therefore fitting that the DB5 was prepared for its recent role, by Aston Martin Works, the spiritual home of the marque at Newport Pagnell.

    Aston Martin Works continues to meet the needs of owners of every model with expertise spanning from the DB2 to the One-77 supercar.

    The brief was to ‘clone’ the DB5 owned by the makers of the Bond movies, EON Productions, to provide a second car for filming. The project started with sourcing an appropriate car, facilitated by Aston Martin Works.

    Once the car was sourced, it was prepared by the Aston Martin Works heritage team, who perform restoration miracles on all Aston Martins from the DB2 onwards. In just a matter of weeks the DB5 was transformed from green with beige interior to the stunning Silver Birch paintwork with black trim, which was ‘distressed’ so as not to appear brand new. The final touch to the paintwork was to add a keyline on the roof to represent the exit hatch for the ejector seat. In addition to the aesthetic works, the car also required a complete mechanical overhaul in preparation for filming.

    Kingsley Riding-Felce, Managing Director of Aston Martin Works commented; “We are very pleased that the role of the DB5 in Skyfall maintains the long association between James Bond and Aston Martin – and that the expertise of our heritage team is showcased by this iconic car. It is apt that it was prepared by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, the home of Aston Martin for over 50 years.”"Aston Martin" "DB5" "SKYFALL" "James Bond" "EON Productions"  "Kingsley Riding-Felce"

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) Aston Martin Charles Davis DB5 EON Productions James Bond Kingsley Riding-Felce SKYFALL www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/11/aston-martin-works-prepares-bond-car-for-skyfall Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:04:50 GMT
    FERRARI RACING DAYS AT SILVERSTONE: FELIPE MASSA LEADS A RECORD PARADE http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/ferrari-racing-days-at-silverstone-felipe-massa-leads-a-record-parade London, 17 September 

    All of the necessary evidence has now been submitted to be officially ratified as a Guinness World Record. There is no doubt, however, that a new world record was established for the biggest parade of Ferraris ever organised. 964 Ferraris took to the Silverstone circuit to beat the previous record of 490 cars dating back to 2008 at Japan’s Fuji Speedway Circuit.2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

    Felipe Massa was the guest of honour, leading the parade at the wheel of a 458 Spider. “It was a really unforgettable experience,” commented the Scuderia Ferrari race driver, against a backdrop of the 964 cars. It’s a great honour for me to be here for such a special event, with so many cars all brought together on one race track, which produced an unprecedented spectacle for all Prancing Horse fans.”2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

    It was a truly memorable scene with over 900 Ferraris from all over the UK and further afield at Silverstone circuit as part of the Ferrari Racing Days. This ambitious attempt was successful in no small part thanks to the cooperation of the British Ferrari Owners Club and it was all in a good cause, as Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their family.2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

    Also taking part in the parade was Marc Gene, who is attending the event as a special coach for drivers taking part in the F1 Clienti programmes. There was also an opportunity for spectators to admire the entire range of Ferrari cars, including the very latest model the F12 berlinetta, the most powerful road car every built by the Maranello marque.2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

    All the necessary conditions were met for a world record to be ratified and put before the Guinness World Records Limited Commission, who will confirm the record by the end of the week.2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

    Following Ferrari’s record breaking parade of Ferrari cars, a three minute video of the 964 cars completing the lap of Silverstone is now available for media use. Also available is 5 minutes of raw footage that can be used for broadcast.2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk 2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk 2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk 2012, "Charles Davis", "FELIPE MASSA", "FERRARI RACING DAYS", "LEADS A RECORD PARADE", SILVERSTONE, www.professionalphotography.me.uk

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) 2012 Charles Davis FELIPE MASSA FERRARI RACING DAYS LEADS A RECORD PARADE SILVERSTONE www.professionalphotography.me.uk http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/ferrari-racing-days-at-silverstone-felipe-massa-leads-a-record-parade Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:30:33 GMT
    FIRST EVER GOLD FOR BRITAIN IN UNLIMITED AEROBATICS http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/first-ever-gold-for-britain-in-unlimited-aerobatics  

    "First ever Gold for Britain in Unlimited Aerobatics" "Gerald Cooper" "Pilot" "European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia" "XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft"

    Air display and competition pilot Gerald Cooper, from Lincolnshire, won the European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia last weekend beating 21 of the best European aerobatic pilots.  Competing in the new XtremeAir XA41 high performance monoplane, Gerald became the first ever Brit to receive a gold medal in Unlimited aerobatics in the history of aerobatic sport flying.  

    Gerald flew a freestyle routine choreographed to demonstrate the art of precision flying necessary to succeed at the top end of Unlimited competition aerobatics.  Gerald demonstrated the impressive capabilities of this new carbon fibre aircraft with its superb power to weight ratio.  Performing a combination of high-speed, animated gyroscopic figures that seemingly defy the laws of physics and aerodynamics, Gerald and the XA41 equally impressed the judging panel.

    Alan Cassidy MBE, British Aerobatic Association (BAeA) Chairman explained: "Gerald was flying the XA41 in only his second international competition in this radical new, all-carbon, high-performance monoplane among a field of 22 of Europe’s top competition pilots. Gerald's innovative style, sometimes quirky, sometimes using the XA41's remarkable control authority at low speed, set him apart from his competitors in a way that gained the approval of the ten International judges."

    Gerald believes the XA41’s strength and ability to respond faster, turn quicker and climb better than its competitors is largely responsible for his Gold medal in the recent European Unlimited Aerobatic Championship.

    "First ever Gold for Britain in Unlimited Aerobatics" "Gerald Cooper" "Pilot" "European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia" "XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft" Testament to the capabilities of the XtremeAir aircraft is the fact that eight other competitors chose the machine for the competition in the European Aerobatic Championships.  XtremeAir’s Designer Philipp Steinbach, representing Germany, competed in the two-seat version XA42 finishing fifth in the Freestyle competition.

    The XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft that has superior power to weight ratio providing lots of room for a creative pilot’s imagination to invent new figures whilst expanding their own envelope.  Gerald describes the XA41 as ‘a fast, good looking and incredibly light to the touch. It is also a capable tourer – with a range in excess of 900 miles – ideal for transit between air displays and aerobatic competitions.’

    Flat out the XA41 is capable of over 220mph and has a roll rate in excess of 500 degrees per second, which is one and a half times round per second. It has a climb rate of 3,500ft per minute.  It is light on the controls and is comparable to a Formula One race car. 

    It is the XA41’s impressive power to weight ratio combined with Gerald’s imaginative freestyle technique that creates such a dynamic display, demonstrating why Gerald is currently ranked as seventh in the world for competition aerobatics and has been the British Aerobatic Champion at Unlimited level for the past three years.  

    Reflecting on his win Gerald commented: "Winning this event was a real surprise in only my second season flying this new aeroplane. For me, this award is recognition of all the hard work on engineering, management and development by the fantastic team we have at One Sky Aviation without whom competing – and winning - would not be possible."

    Alan Cassidy added: “This is a great result for Gerald and for the British Unlimited Aerobatic Team. Gerald's individual Freestyle Gold, the first ever by a UK pilot in an Unlimited European or World Championship, shows once again that Team GB is able to compete at World level in powered sport aerobatics despite the complete absence, so far, of any backing from the usual sporting lottery funds administered by Sport UK.” 

    "First ever Gold for Britain in Unlimited Aerobatics" "Gerald Cooper" "Pilot" "European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia" "XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft" Gerald first displayed the XA41 at Bournemouth Air Festival last September and has displayed at a number of air shows and private events across the UK and Europe this summer.  Gerald also participates in TV documentaries worldwide and is a regular on the Sky Sports channel.  In his spare time Gerald provides training and coaching for the British Advanced Aerobatic Team as well as many individual pilots looking to progress in aerobatics.  

    Gerald Cooper is Managing Director of Wickenby Aerodrome based at Langworth, near Lincoln and is Partner for One Sky Aviation, an engineering business providing aircraft maintenance as well as the manufacture of Thruster microlights.  Through One Sky Aviation Gerald Cooper is the UK agent for the XtremeAir aircraft in the UK and organises the annual Wickenby Wings and Wheels Airshow. 

    For more details on the XtremeAir aircraft visit 
    www.xtremeair.de or contact Gerald Cooper at One Sky Aviation on Tel: 01673 885083 or via email: info@geraldcooper.com

    "First ever Gold for Britain in Unlimited Aerobatics" "Gerald Cooper" "Pilot" "European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia" "XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft"

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) European Freestyle Aerobatic Championship in Slovakia First ever Gold for Britain in Unlimited Aerobatics Gerald Cooper Pilot XtremeAir XA41 is a new carbon fibre aircraft http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/first-ever-gold-for-britain-in-unlimited-aerobatics Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:19:12 GMT
    NODE4 PRO CYCLING TEAM GETS SUBARU ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SUPPORT ON TOUR OF BRITAIN http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/node4-pro-cycling-team-gets-subaru-all-wheel-drive-support-on-tour-of-britain  

    "NODE4 PRO CYCLING TEAM"  "SUBARU" "ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SUPPORT" "TOUR OF BRITAIN"
    • Tour of Britain expected to receive unprecedented support following recent British cycling successes
    • Subaru UK sponsors Node4 Professional Cycling team, providing Legacy and Outback support cars

    Subaru UK has today confirmed its support for Node4 Professional Cycling, as the team prepares for the highly-demanding Tour of Britain (9-16 September, www.tourofbritain.com).

    In its capacity as a key sponsor of the West Midlands-based team, Subaru has supplied Node4 with three Legacy Diesel SE NavPlus models and two Outback Diesel SE models.

    The Tour of Britain represents the greatest challenge of the season, with an eight-stage, 839-mile ride through some of the most demanding landscapes in the UK, including the Brecon Beacons, Lake District, and Surrey’s infamous Box Hill.  The Tour forms part of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Europe Tour.

    Throughout the Tour, the Node4 team will make full use of each of the Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive technology, effortless load-lugging capabilities and high levels of fuel efficiency – the cars will be used to transport spare bicycles, tyres, clothing, food and drink from start to finish.

    The Tour of Britain is expected to receive an unprecedented level of support from the British public this year, a result of recent successes by British riders on the international stage, and will be aired live on ITV4 throughout the course of the competition.  The Node4 team – dominated by British cyclists – will be made up of six riders, with the full Tour of Britain line-up of competitors to be confirmed shortly before the Tour.

    Phil Griffiths, Node4 Team Owner, commented: “The Tour of Britain is one of the toughest events we take part in.  This being the fifth year we’ve entered the competition, we know Subaru’s support will be a huge help to us as the team requires a practical and reliable mode of transport that is able to tackle challenging terrain and weather.  The Subaru Outback and Legacy are the best vehicles for the job.”

    To find out more about Subaru’s range of All-Wheel Drive models, visit www.subaru.co.uk

    "NODE4 PRO CYCLING TEAM"  "SUBARU" "ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SUPPORT" "TOUR OF BRITAIN"

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    prophotographyuk@icloud.com (PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY) ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SUPPORT NODE4 PRO CYCLING TEAM SUBARU TOUR OF BRITAIN http://www.professionalphotography.me.uk/blog/2012/9/node4-pro-cycling-team-gets-subaru-all-wheel-drive-support-on-tour-of-britain Mon, 03 Sep 2012 18:16:34 GMT