#1308. Expensive visitors

By Paul Perton | Art & Creativity

Aug 28

The Paulerspury Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club used our (the Priory Marina that is) parking facilities on Sunday 20th, while the members took an afternoon voyage on the John Bunyan tourist barge. This left a dozen and a half virtually priceless cars in care of a security guard, who was happy to let me wander and shoot as many photographs as I could possibly want.

That’s just about enough words, save to say that the preponderance of black and white images is pretty much self-explanatory. Enjoy.


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  • pascaljappy says:

    Paul, lovely post. And what a colleciton of cars.

    Are the blue on the RR’s Spirit of Ecstasy and the Red on the Bentley B a political statement? Or simply massive chroma in your Hassy lenses? (sorry 😉 )

  • Pascal O. says:

    Dear Paul, this is a superb post. The collection of cars (even if a little oversold since there are also Bentleys and not only RRs 😉 ) is superb.
    Really lovely set of pics, thank you! I’d be curious to know which lens(es) you used for this post.

  • Nancee Rostad says:

    Lovely cars, lovely images, Paul! It was nice of them to leave such polished and pristine subjects for your photographic pleasure. You captured wonderful reflections in all that shiny acreage – kudos! Serendipity strikes again. Now, if they’d only offered you a ride when they returned…..

  • Peter Oosthuizen says:

    Theyb really are beauts aren’t they?

  • Steve Mallett says:

    Top shots Paul – and they came to you! The red shirt really works too. And I love the letter box shot with the door handle.

  • jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    Lovely cars – the vintage ones are far more interesting than the modern ones. Paul have you seen the article about the four Rolls Royce cars they’re making? Special model, only costs about $42 million each!

  • John Wilson says:

    Very nice collection Paul. Beautiful old cars are irresistible. Even the rusty, beat up ones have tons of character. Love it.

  • PaulB says:


    This is a wonderful collection of curves and shadows!

    I will bet that you felt the cruise was not long enough. 😉


  • Kristian Wannebo says:

    I’ve always said that there are only two real cars, Rolls Royce and Citroēn 2CV – the rest are just means of transportation.

    But you can’t find such nice reflections on a 2CV.
    ( – love that bit of red reflection in #2.)

    Methinks you’ve caught the atmosphere!

  • philberphoto says:

    Paul, I wish I could write a comment that did justice to your images, but I can”t. They just bowled me over. They single-handedly reminded me of my need of a life membership of your fan club. Need I say: kudos? Picking faves is tricky amid such a cornucopia, but here goes. The one of the font grille and lamp that Pascal chose as the header. The B&W of the louvres. The green one of the front light. Amazing.

  • Mer says:

    Disclosure – I’m not a cars sort of guy. A to B in safety and comfort is what I like, preferably with AWD and a roof rack.

    Having said that, I do like your detail shots. There’s one where the door handle is reflected in the paintwork and then off to the left, its shadow is doing the same. Nice.

    Also, some good reflections picked up by the chrome including a well-framed self portrait below the headlight in front of the grill.

    I took a few photos of some classic car club vehicles a while back, but wasn’t satisfied with the result. Next time I’ll take a leaf out of your book and go after the details.


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