Built in 1927 the Demondrome is the oldest wall of death still traveling today. Dave “Dynomyte” Seymour is riding a 606cc 1922 Indian Scout specially modified for the wall.
Mustang P-51D ‘Ferocious Frankie’
US air force ace pilot Major Wallace Hopkins named his Mustang after his wife.The main role for this 1944 Merlin engined P-51D was as bomber escort. The white stripes on the wings are D-Day livery.
Chelsea bus stop
The Routemaster double decker was a London icon in the ‘60’s.It was an innovative design using techniques developed in aircraft production during World War II.Route 19 was one of the last standard routes making it’s final run on 1st April 2005.
The Small Faces and The Who were on the jukebox and a Lambretta scooter adorned with as many mirrors, lamps and horns as you could fit on was essential transport for the ‘60s London Mod .
Hanging out at the Goodwood Revival, this Brando-ish dude with his Oh-so-cool ’40′s Harley Davidson, leathers and sailors cap.
Brits dominate the front of the Goodwood Grid
Mac Hulbert ERA R4/D 1935 and Duncan Rickets ERA E Type 1938 prepare to push start on the grid of the Goodwood trophy for Grand Prix and Voiturette cars raced at the circuit up to 1950.
The ground breaking book “How to Photograph Cars” is out of print with a few copies available online. There will be a new updated version available soon
The book takes a practical look at how to shoot outstanding pictures of cars in every situation from studio to location, static and at speed, in an accessible and highly visual style.
Featuring many images specially shot to illustrate the techniques described it takes the reader from the basics of choosing the right equipment through to shooting a magazine feature and covers the latest digital technology.
The book is aimed at both new and experienced photographers who are disappointed with their images taken at a club day or at the race track and want some insider tips from a pro’ on how to take better pictures.
James Mann is a UK based automotive photographer whose work appears in many of the UK’s top car magazines such as Autocar and EVO. As well as shooting for the car industry in Europe his work takes him all over the world photographing cars in exciting locations.
Published by Motorbooks International the book is available from all good bookstores and at a special price through amazon.co.uk
To order your copy: ISBN no. is : 0-7603-1243-5
Photography by James Mann
Formula 1: the pinnacle of motorsports. This is the world’s most popular form of racing, featuring the world’s greatest drivers competing in the most technologically advanced cars ever created, machines designed and built by some of history’s most brilliant engineering minds.
For Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, master automotive photographer James Mann has brought a selection of these spectacular machines into the studio, and through his lens we see not just the engineering brilliance of these cars but also their inherent beauty. They are works of art, the fascinating results of Formula 1’s mix of competition, creativity, and human ingenuity.
With historical and technological profiles by Formula 1 writer Stuart Codling, and commentary from multiple-championship-winning designer Gordon Murray, this book is the ultimate homage to the ultimate breed of race car.
This book is also available from Amazon.
These full price copies are signed by the James Mann
For Art of the Super Car, renowned automotive photographer James Mann brings 20 of the world’s most beautiful and desirable super cars into the studio. Removed from their ordinary environment and shot on black backgrounds, the photographer’s lens reveals not just the engineering brilliance of these cars, but also the inherent beauty in their form and details.
Classic and new models from the world’s most famous marques, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati, Aston Martin, and others will be featured.
With historical and technical profiles by Stuart Codling and commentary by leading automotive designers, Art of the Super Car is a must-have for any automotive enthusiast’s library.
These full price copies are signed by James Mann. Reviews “If supercars are your thing, it doesn’t get much better than this.” –EVO, 1st February 2012 “Superb studio pics and crisp, informative text make this a must-read for super car alficianados. –Autosport, 19th January 2012 “this must-have book boasts superb photography and a commentary from McLaren designer Frank Stephenson.” –Daily Express, 21st January 2012 4/5 Delicious images and an engaging style –Top Marques, April 2012
The sports car has always been the ultimate symbol of automotive fun and freedom, from the earliest Bentleys and Stutzes through the Porsche Boxster and Lotus Elise of today. Sports Cars profiles over 50 cars from the early twentieth century to today, with lavish color photography from renowned automotive lens-man James Mann. This book will surely grab the attention of any sports car lover.
For a full price signed copy by the author buy from this site.
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“Strap yourself in and get moving – this is one sports car book everyone will want to get their hands on.” –The Press, October 7, 2011 “Perfect for a car-mad young enthusiast.” –Classic & Sports Car, November 2011 One sports car book every fan will want to get their hands on. –Bolton News, November 2011
The Triumph Bonneville has been one of motorcycling’s most enduring British icons. The name comes from the Utah salt flats where a streamlined twin-cylinder Triumph captured the World Motorcycle Speed Record in 1956. In 1959, the first Bonneville, the T120, appeared, and the Bonneville name would remain a revered badge of motorcycling honour for the following three decades. This elegant, picture-lavish book, featuring Bonnevilles specially photographed in a studio setting, pays tribute by showing all the classic models in exquisite photographic detail, accompanied by an expert commentary. This is a visual feast for all Bonneville enthusiasts.
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A pictorial record of an amazing car Including studio images and track action from a memorable moment of three Lotus 79′s together again at Snetterton.
Hard back 32 pages.
This book is published by James Mann in a limited edition of 100 copies with only a few left
1998 Freddie March memorial trophy. The first Le Mans start seen in Great Britain since 1963.The race was won by Gary Pearson in the ex-Rolt / Hamilton 1953 Le Mans winning C Type Jaguar no’ 24 at an average speed of 87.75mph
Aircrew relax on the edge of Westhampnett airfield in the centre of the Goodwood motor racing circuit re-enacting a scene from the it’s wartime past.In the background are Spitfire MKV and silver Griffon engined MKXIV
2009 Goodwood Revival calendar.
A few of these collectible calendars are still available.
Super A3 size 300gsm .Twelve large format black and white images taken by James Mann on his 1955 Linhof Technika.
The bowler hat was the favoured head gear of many show men. Originally made by London hatters Thomas and William Bowler in 1849 for the 2nd Earl of Leicester as a lower, more close fitting alternative to the top hat while hunting.
On the Glover trophy grid : 1964 1498cc Cooper T71/73
Allan Baillie finished 5th at an average speed of 97.26mph in his beautiful Ford Cosworth V8 engined Cooper grand prix car.