Loton Park Hillclimb – Some Snapshots (non Professional quality)

Last Sunday Gary (my husband, who also does photography with me) took his old Canon 350d camera along to the Loton Park Hill Climb near to Shrewsbury. He wasn’t seriously attempting to do ‘proper shots’ and the camera is no where near the standard that we’d normally use but he still took some nice shots. Here’s a small selection from the hundreds of photos he took………

TVR’s galore from Vixens to Griffiths, Tamoras and T350s

Purple, Not a typical TVR colour maybe …. but you should have heard it!

Loads of little Pugs. Trying really hard and just about with 4 wheels on the tarmac!

Little Vauxhall Corsa’s were also on show

Lifting a wheel in a fabulously quick Lotus Elise – Winner of class I think, and female driver!

Proving that modern Fords are still serious competitors. This White RS Turbo lifting a rear wheel at the final corner.

Nice to see the last MG saloons being put to good use. Striking colours too!

One of several Escorts including Old RS2000s and Mexicos. Great to see them still alive and kicking some of the modern upstarts!

I’m not sure about the times but the older RWD Escorts still seemed competitive around the bends.

If you needed waking up this was the one to do it! I believe it won it’s class and the Audi Quattro was a sight and sound to behold. Cackle, burble, bang … and that was just standing still! What a rocket…. no wonder the Group B rally cars of the 80s were banned for being too fast!

Saturday, apperently was the day for Westfields and Caterham 7s but there were still a few on show on Sunday …. and could they shift? Don’t know about this Orange No.59 but no wonder they are favourites among kit car enthusiasts.

Quite a few single seaters on show and of course they were very quick. Not all was well on this run though …. an argument with the cones about 1/4 of the way up the hill but he still carried on!

Missed out on what this was! ~Lovely car and the driver really gave it some stick!  Please let me know if you know what it is.

– And to finish, We’ve got a soft spot for TVRs so I thought I’d finish this snap shot with this lovely example

If you were at Loton Park for the hill climb on Sunday and your car is featured here please make a comment. If you were there and your car isn’t featured we may still have an image. Let us know it’s number and we’ll have a look. The images are also available to buy if you are interested. I can upload to my main website if you want to order anything……Just let me know.

I know Gary had a great time at this really friendly event and he wished he’d taken his pro camera and lenses …. but I suspect he’ll be back there in September.

My Sporting Challenge – Welsh Rugby Football!


I Wasn’t playing …. but I felt as though I was!

I did so much moving around just trying to get a good shot or two!

I was set a challenge by my long term friend, Ian Golden, who writes reports on Welsh Rugby matches for a variety of websites and newspapers. He knows about my Wedding and Children’s photography …..but of course, most people are standing still or moving quite slowly. His challenge was to bring my camera and wedding photography lenses along to a fast-moving Rugby match and see how I cope!

I must have done quite well since he’s used some of my photos already to accompany his articles. Here’s one link for you to have a look ….

South Wales Scorpions Website

The photo at the top of the article was taken by me.

Here’s a few more ….