The Scenic Route

It’s been a while since my last post, but I have something a little different this time for you. I have posted a video of my car running up and down a sleepy reservoir road with a pal of mine filming the show. We initially went there for somewhere scenic as a back drop for the car on a quick photo shoot. But as it was so peaceful and a nice quiet area, we decided to have a couple of quick videos of the car going up the road and back down again. The video can be found on my YouTube channel click here for the link to all the videos, or click the image below to watch the videos or cut and paste the link here:

Turn up the volume for a short minute and enjoy. 😉

Between Craig & I we took quite a few photo’s, with Craig obviously taking the video, he did kindly offer to drive my car for me though! By the time it takes you to read my response “No”, it was about double the amount of time it took me to think about and still give the answer “No”. Maybe next time Craig!

Here are some of pics from that photo session:





When I was editing the pictures I decided to play around with a couple of filters on my favourite photos.






As it’s getting near the end of the show season I need to take my car down to Mustang Maniac to get a once over with a spanner, and general health check. I have almost done 1,100 miles so far in the car, can you believe it?

During the car shows I attend I give the car a little polish up or quick detail while she is there. Yes, although I try and avoid all photo’s this was sent to me to show how “sad” I had become to clean and polish the tyres. I could tell you my response was but this is an all ages blog. 😀


According to some regular car show enthusiasts I had progressed from “cleaning” the car to “waxing”, now I have moved up another level to “detailing” the car. This now gets super serious and to make the paint look as good as it ever will and different products give different results. To most people there is no difference except the odd “it looks very clean” or “it shiny”.  I have reviewed a product called “Poorboy’s World Quick Detailer Plus” which is supposed to give that waxed look after a quick “wipe on” and “wipe off”.

Click here for the review link or go to my new menu “Car Detailing Products”. To see what I think of the product take a look at the review. There will be a number of these detailing reviews soon, from quick detailers, waxing, metal polish, micro fibre towels, drying towels, glass cleaners, tyre dressing from such makers as Meguair’s, DoDo Juice, Poorboy’s, Chemical Guys, Autoglym  etc etc. all of which are aimed at the serious car cleaner (sorry) detailer!

Please let me know what you think of filtered photo’s, I’m interested to see if I ruined them or they look good compared to the original colour versions. Perhaps you don’t like any of them and could suggest some better places to take some pics in the Suffolk area.

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13 thoughts on “The Scenic Route

  1. Great pictures and the sound of the car on the video is spine tingling 🙂 My fave phot us the sepia one from the rear drivers side, 3rd one up from bottom.

    1. Thanks for the comments, sitting in the car I never really get to hear the noise, as i used a fair bit of sound proofing. Now I have a rough idea. 😉 I am with you about the sepia one, one of my favourites too.

  2. Yahoo! What music!
    Not sure about the filters; a good pic in the right coloured setting – industrial I would choose – on one of those sharply lit evenings when the vis is 60k plus and the contrast is high might be worth a try.

    1. Industrial – like your thinking. Do you have anywhere in mind round our way that I could use? The filters were a little bit of fun, it was amazing to see what a difference they make. Some filters just didn’t suit the pictures at all.

  3. Now you drive that right over here!!! You will be just in time for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan. And, you might also be able to catch Cruisin’ Hines. A car as neat as that needs to be seen!!!

  4. Great video. The car has a lovely sound. But the first thing I noticed is you were driving on the wrong side of the road. Oh yeah! You’re in England. I like all the picks. Lots of car fun.

    1. Thanks Timothy, the sound on these cars is just as important as the look I think. I lost count of the number of cars I stood behind at the yard listening to see which I liked the best. I wanted that uneven almost lumpy tick over. I got most of it by not having a “H” pipe between each exhaust.

    1. Thank you very much. ☺ it was shot during a lunch hour during the week. We got some funny looks two blokes getting out the car taking pictures and video of it, then get back in the car to drive away. Somebody else took a couple of pics of the car while we were there too.

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